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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Coronavirus

Democrats Attack GOP COVID Plan

By Palmer | Lopez |

Democrat Chuck Schumer went on the offensive when discussing the proposed GOP plan to protect businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Schumer said that the proposed legislation would place a moratorium on medical malpractice lawsuits until 2024. While this is overstating the case, the impact of the proposed legislation would make it much more difficult… Read More »

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Jury Deliberating in Gadolinium Allergy Case

By Palmer | Lopez |

A 45-year-old man sued his doctor after he suffered a severe reaction to the drug gadolinium. The jury is currently deliberating and will need to decide whether or not the man’s doctor reacted quickly enough to the allergic reaction. The question being put to jurors is: Did the doctor’s actions fall below the prevailing… Read More »

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Video Appointments and Medical Malpractice

By Palmer | Lopez |

Due to concerns over the coronavirus, a number of things are being done virtually. As such, many patients are turning to telemedicine as a safe method of communicating medical symptoms and concerns to healthcare providers. One such patient was a 62-year-old obese man who recently used a telemedicine service to report increased swelling after… Read More »

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U.S. Missionary Sued After Deaths of Several Ugandan Children

By Palmer | Lopez |

An American missionary who operated a charitable center for severely malnourished children despite having no medical training has recently settled a lawsuit brought in Ugandan civil court after one-hundred five (105) children died while under her care. Several parents who lost children joined a lawsuit against the missionary. The mission will be forced to… Read More »

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Lawsuit Alleges “Gross Negligence” in COVID Nursing Home Death

By Palmer | Lopez |

States like New York, New Jersey, and Michigan have passed legislation that bars COVID-19-related medical malpractice suits. One exclusion to the rule is that cases of “gross negligence” are still permitted to go forward. But what really constitutes “gross negligence” in a medical malpractice case. Indeed, the behavior needs to be so outrageous that… Read More »

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