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Author Archives: Jay Butchko

Ambulance

Man Injured In Ambulance Ride Wins $50 Million

By Palmer | Lopez |

Nuclear verdict alert! A Fresno, CA man won $50 million after he was severely injured in an ambulance ride. If you’re wondering how he will enjoy his $50 million jury award, the answer is: He won’t. The man is in a persistent vegetative state and will likely remain so for the rest of his… Read More »

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DoctorMalp

Plastic Surgeon Faces License Revocation, Sexual Assault Lawsuit

By Palmer | Lopez |

A plastic surgeon recently surrendered his medical license after an incident with a patient led to a lawsuit. According to the report, the doctor told a patient she could pay her outstanding medical bill by buying him a drink. The patient then says that the doctor gave her pills and other substances that rendered… Read More »

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MedMal26

Johns Hopkins Wins Appeal, Tosses $205M Verdict

By Palmer | Lopez |

A Maryland appeals court tossed one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in U.S. history. A jury had sided with the plaintiff to the tune of $205 million. However, a 3-justice panel ruled unanimously in favor of the defendant on the basis that the plaintiff had not established negligence in her lawsuit. The hospital… Read More »

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WrongfulDeath4

Family Files Wrongful Death After Skiing Accident

By Palmer | Lopez |

A family who recently lost a loved one to a fatal skiing accident filed a lawsuit against the ski resort for negligence, according to a recent article. The father of the family, who was a novice skier, crashed into a snow gun. An anesthesiologist on the scene attempted to perform CPR, but the man… Read More »

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MedicalSoftware

Doctors Fight Medical Disclosure Bill In California

By Palmer | Lopez |

A California woman who suffered nerve damage and other complications after a radical breast reconstruction is lobbying the California legislature to force doctors to disclose any close relationships they have to drug or medical equipment companies. California doctors, unsurprisingly, are fighting the measure in court. The effort came after the woman’s double mastectomy was… Read More »

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Legal_MedMal

Did A Guardian Force Patient To Sign DNR?

By Palmer | Lopez |

A lawsuit has been filed against two hospitals and a guardian who was responsible for the well-being of the patient. According to the lawsuit, the patient specifically did not sign a DNR and his wishes were for doctors to attempt to resuscitate him. The patient fell ill, and, because an executed DNR was present… Read More »

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PFO Closures And Medical Malpractice

By Palmer | Lopez |

A patient was referred to a cardiologist after experiencing a medical event that put her in the emergency room. Neither the emergency room staff nor a consulting neurologist was able to determine what was wrong with her. The patient ended up being referred to a cardiologist who performed a “bubble test”. The test involved… Read More »

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MaskInBackpack

Lawsuits Filed Over Mask And Anti-Mask Mandates

By Palmer | Lopez |

Let’s skip all of the scientific arguments concerning mask mandates. What would happen if a child who was forced to go to public school died as a result of COVID? Right now, Governor Ron DeSantis has issued an order saying that all public schools that force children to wear masks will lose funding. Children… Read More »

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Sidewalk

Bird Scooters, City Of Tampa Face Lawsuit Over Broken Sidewalk

By Palmer | Lopez |

A Tampa woman suffered extensive injuries after she hit a broken patch of sidewalk on her Bird e-scooter. According to a complaint filed against Bird Scooters and the City of Tampa, the woman needed five hours of surgery to repair internal damage. She also required a second hospitalization and second surgery requiring 12 days… Read More »

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Prostate Surgery Results In Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

By Palmer | Lopez |

A new trial is set to begin concerning what the plaintiff claims was a botched prostate surgery. The doctor was performing a robot-assisted prostatectomy (removal of the prostate). According to the plaintiff, he suffered a rectal tear during the surgery which was not properly repaired at the time. This resulted in a rectourethral fistula… Read More »

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