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$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

Some Nurses Not Covered By New Jersey Medical-Malpractice Reform

Guy Gilligan sued Susan Junod, an LPN, and her employer Virtua Surgical Group after his wife died a week after undergoing colon surgery. Gilligan claimed he called Junod repeatedly for advice because his wife was in pain and couldn’t eat, but the nurse told him she had post-operative gas and should take her medications, try to eat and walk around…, Some nurses not covered by New Jersey medical-malpractice reform, Daniel Fisher, Nov 2022

​Is It Medical Malpractice or Ordinary Negligence?

In general, claims that are related to the promotion of a patient’s health or a healthcare provider’s professional expertise, skill, or judgment are considered claims of medical malpractice, while claims that are unrelated to these issues are considered claims of ordinary negligence…, ​Is it medical malpractice or ordinary negligence?

$77 Million Verdict in Georgia Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Nick was admitted to Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences (MARR). Nick’s doctor had prescribed lithium and Seroquel and Nick was “medically stable” when he was admitted to the facility…, $77 Million Verdict in Georgia Wrongful Death Lawsuit, Sep 2022

COVID Lawsuits Have Arrived: Which Doctors Are At Risk?

Physicians working in acute care settings such as emergency departments and urgent care centers are the primary targets in COVID-related lawsuits involving doctors, say legal analysts. However, other specialties are also being affected. Physicians being sued include some who practiced telemedicine during the pandemic…, COVID lawsuits have arrived: Which doctors are at risk? Alicia Gallegos, Oct 2022

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