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$792,000 Award For Failure To Timely Diagnose Lyme Disease

Following a two-week trial before a Baltimore medical malpractice jury, and after two hours of deliberations, the jury returned its verdict saying that the health care providers misdiagnosed his Lyme disease and failed to timely treat his Lyme disease, allowing the severity of his Lyme disease to progress to Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (“PTLDS”) that is associated with long-term complaints of pain, stiffness, fatigue, and cognitive issues following treatment…, $792,000 Baltimore Medical Malpractice Verdict For Failure To Timely Diagnose Lyme Disease

Medical Negligence Case Reinstated, Trial Judge Misapplied AOM Statute: Says Court

The New Jersey Appellate Division reinstated a medical negligence case, finding that the trial judge improperly rejected the plaintiffs’ claim that they were prevented from filing an affidavit of merit due to the defendants’ failure to produce medical records…, NJ Appeals Court Reinstates Medical Negligence Case, Finding Trial Judge Misapplied AOM Statute, Colleen Murphy,Jan 2023

Call for Caution on Med Mal Reform

Runaway jury verdicts” make headlines and convey the impression that the tort system is merely a means of wealth redistribution…, Call for Caution on Med Mal Reform By Law Journal Editorial Board, December 30, 2022

$14.42 Million Verdict For Patient’s Opioid Addiction

Courtney was experiencing extreme pain due to pelvic prolapse in 2017 for which she needed immediate medical care. She received an urgent referral
to a colorectal specialist for a surgical consult, but was told that the correct specialist was not available to her under her Health Net Medi-Cal plan…, $14.42 Million Verdict Against Health Net For Patient’s Opioid Addiction, Dec 2022

$10M Medical Malpractice Verdict Involving Reproductive Care

Yesenia Pacheco, Louis Lemus, and their minor child brought an action under the Federal Tort Claims Act (“FTCA”) against the United States alleging negligence on the part of NeighborCare Health Center, a federally qualified community health center…, $10M Medical Malpractice Verdict Involving Reproductive Care Affirmed By Federal Appellate Court, Dec 2022

Indiana Cardiologist Faces Multiple Malpractice Complaints

The medical records for one patient, 70-year-old John Pflum, of Noblesville, Indiana, show that Edward Harlamert, MD, performed 44 heart catheterizations and inserted at least 41 stents between 2004 and 2013, according to an investigation by WTHR 13News in Indianapolis that was published December 14…, Megan Brooks, Dec 2022

Medical Malpractice Claim, Not Lost Opportunity Case

Plaintiff, the Estate of Patricia Benigni, alleges that defendants Samir Alsawah, M.D., and Huron Medical Center (HMC) failed to timely diagnose Patricia’s recurrence of colorectal cancer, causing Patricia to suffer adverse sequela, including death…, Michigan Appellate Court Holds Cancer Death Case Was Medical Malpractice Claim, Not Lost Opportunity Case, Dec 2022

U.S. States With The Most, Least Medical Malpractice Claims

NiceRX found that New York had the highest number of medical malpractice reports filed against doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, with 15,951 medical malpractice reports filed between 2012 and 2022, which represented 19.03 medical malpractice reports per 10,000 residents during that time period…, U.S. States With The Most, Least Medical Malpractice Claims, Dec 2022

Pa. Named Second Worst ‘Judicial Hellhole’ in Nation

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania encouraged forum shopping and expanded liability at every turn this year,” the group’s president Tiger Joyce said in a press statement…, Citing Med Mal Venue Rule Changes, Pa. Named Second Worst ‘Judicial Hellhole’ in Nation, Mass Torts, Dec 2022

Physician Not Responsible for Baby’s Death

On March 23, 2015, Jessica Mayotte, who was pregnant, visited Brattleboro Memorial Hospital after feeling contractions and experiencing bleeding…, Physician Is Not Responsible for Baby’s Death; Medical Center Accused of Protecting a Bad Apple, Wayne J. Guglielmo, MA, Nov 2022

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