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Mayo Clinic Sued After Patient Claims Brain Damage Caused By Overdose

By Palmer | Lopez |

A lawsuit has been filed against the Mayo Clinic after a patient claims he suffered brain damage from the administration of a sedative. According to the lawsuit, the patient was given too much of the sedative and suffered serious complications as a result. According to the lawsuit, the patient was suffering from alcohol withdrawal… Read More »

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Patient Recovers $1.3M In Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

By Palmer | Lopez |

A patient was awarded $1.3 million after her doctors failed to diagnose a dissected carotid artery leading to a stroke. The woman went to the hospital after experiencing stroke-like symptoms. By the time she arrived at the hospital, most of her symptoms had disappeared, but she still had lingering numbness and a headache. The… Read More »

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Jury Blames Sheriff For Death Of Boy, 14

By Palmer | Lopez |

A Florida jury has returned a plaintiff’s verdict on behalf of the family of a 14-year-old boy who was struck and killed by an SUV after being ejected from a state fair. According to the lawsuit, police intervened on behalf of a number of individuals at the fair when a group of children made… Read More »

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Man Recovers $75M In Paralysis Lawsuit

By Palmer | Lopez |

A man suffered a stroke following a chiropractic treatment and was brought to an emergency room for treatment. Strokes can occur when the neck-cracking process causes one of the arteries supplying blood to the brain to sever, resulting in internal blood loss. As a result, the man now suffers from “locked-in” syndrome, a terrible… Read More »

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The Anatomy Of A $43 Million Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

By Palmer | Lopez |

A patient went for surgery to remove gallstones from his bile duct and ended up in a coma for 42 days. The doctor who performed the surgery was on probation at the time for killing another patient and had his hospital privileges suspended. The doctor lost an ensuing medical malpractice lawsuit to the tune… Read More »

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Should Medical Disciplinary Records Be Shared With The Public?

By Palmer | Lopez |

Do you have a right to know whether or not your doctor injured or killed a previous patient? Right now, a battle is brewing in Congress over whether or not doctors and hospitals should be forced to disclose this information to the public. Democrats are advancing legislation that would make it easier for patients… Read More »

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Do DoorDash Drivers Have Professional Liability Policies?

By Palmer | Lopez |

If you’ve ever driven for Uber, then you know that Uber has its own insurance policy that kicks in when a driver is enroute to either pick up a customer or drop one off. Otherwise, their own personal auto policy is triggered. It does not work that way for Uber Eats or DoorDash. DoorDash… Read More »

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Sheriff’s Office Settles Lawsuit After Child Struck By Officer

By Palmer | Lopez |

A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputy was suspended for five days after his unmarked vehicle struck a child, killing him. According to the accident report, the cruiser was speeding at the time of the incident, swerved to avoid another pedestrian, and struck the child. The family sued the HCSO and secured a settlement. However, prosecutors… Read More »

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Defense Verdict Tossed After Lawyer Brags About Manipulating Jurors

By Palmer | Lopez |

A Florida lawyer was caught on a cell phone call bragging about how he manipulated a jury to return a verdict in favor of the defense in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The plaintiffs contended that the doctor had nicked the victim’s colon resulting in sepsis and death. The family sued, but the defense team… Read More »

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Intrigue Looms Over Case Involving Addicted Surgeon

By Palmer | Lopez |

A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against a hospital and a star surgeon who is accused of being addicted to opioids. The surgeon was the subject of a Justice Department investigation involving illegal medical billing, assembly-line medicine, and the dangerous administration of anesthesia. Both the hospital and the doctor have denied the allegations…. Read More »

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