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Tag: Medical Malpractice

No Med Mal Claim Notice 10 Months Later With No Reasonable Excuse

A state appeals court has denied a woman’s petition to file a late claim notice in a potential medical-malpractice action against the city’s public healthcare system, writing that she “failed to establish a reasonable excuse for her 10-month delay in filing a late notice” when she asserted that she didn’t know her forearm’s nerve was severed until she discovered it at a separate, private hospital…, Woman Can’t File Med Mal Claim Notice 10 Months Late With No ‘Reasonable Excuse’, Jason Grant, Feb 2022

Res Ipsa Loquitur and Direct Evidence Not Mutually Exclusive in Med Mal Suit

A medical malpractice suit can return to a trial court with a jury instruction to consider certain circumstantial evidence in addition to direct evidence following a split decision from the state Supreme Court…, Res Ipsa Loquitur and Direct Evidence Not Mutually Exclusive in Med Mal Suit, Pa. Supreme Court Rules, Aleeza Furman, Dec, 2021

Defence Verdict in An Alleged Med-Mal Case of Hip Infection

In March 2016, plaintiff Scott Breegle, a man in his 50s, learned that he was suffering from a multi-joint infection that had caused necrosis of his colon. He required removal of the infected area of the colon…, Doctor Rejected Blame for Spread of Patient’s Infection, VerdictSearch, 2021

New Rule on Taking Remote Depositions

New York’s Chief Administrative Judge promulgated a new rule that became effective Dec. 15, 2021 for Commercial Division cases which specifically provides for taking remote depositions upon consent or by motion upon a showing of “good cause.”…, New Rule on Taking Remote Depositions, Mark A. Berman, 2021

Defense Verdict In Patient’s Fatal Post-Op Aspiration Case

On Sept. 30, 2013, Dawn Pugar, 52, underwent hip surgery. The procedure was performed by an orthopedist, Dr. Dale Yakish, assisted by an anesthesiologist, Dr. Brett Anderson…, Doctors Rejected Blame for Patient’s Fatal Post-Op Aspiration

How Did Physicians Miss This Dangerous Abscess?

This case illustrates why physicians need to double- or triple-check test results before making a diagnosis…, Malpractice Case: How Did Physicians Miss This Dangerous Abscess, Jacqueline Ross, PhD, RN; David L. Feldman, MD, MBA

$600,000 Awarded For Paralysis of Face Post Unwanted Facelift

A jury awarded $600,000 to a man who claimed that unwanted cosmetic surgery caused permanent numbness and paralysis of his face. Jerome Jimison underwent plastic surgery on Dec. 12, 2016…, Florida Jury Sides With Patient Who Claimed Unwanted Facelift Caused Permanent Nerve Damage, Melissa Siegel, 2021

Jury Rejects Suit Against Anesthesiologist Over Response to Aspiration Event

On Jan. 30, 2018, plaintiff Jeffrey Fenuccio, 51, underwent a colonoscopy. Before the procedure had begun, a certified registered nurse anesthetist administered an anesthetic. An anesthesiologist, Dr. Robert Statfeld, supervised the nurse. While the colonoscopy was being performed, the nurse administered further doses of the anesthetic. After the colonoscopy had been completed, Fenuccio began to vomit…, Florida Jury Rejects Suit Against Anesthesiologist Over Response to Aspiration Event, Melissa Siegel, 2021

Hospital Staff Fail To Recognize Brain Stroke

On Feb. 14, 2018, Weaver, 75, was transported to Phoenixville Hospital, in Phoenixville after she had fallen andcould not move the left side of her body…, Hospital’s Staff Failed to Recognize Stroke, Plaintiff Alleged, Greg Land, 2021

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