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Woman Struck By Utility Truck While Driving Files Lawsuit

By Palmer | Lopez |

A Sarasota school teacher was out for a jog when she was struck from behind by a utility truck. She was dragged 60 feet and the truck eventually came to rest with one of its wheels on top of her. She suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of the accident and had to be… Read More »

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Tragic Error Results In Paralysis, $8M Judgment Against Hospital

By Palmer | Lopez |

A man filed a lawsuit on behalf of his wife after she suffered a life-altering injury during a surgical procedure. Instead of injecting an anesthetic into the woman for the surgery, they accidentally injected her with tranexamic acid which is a medication used to control bleeding directly into her spine. As a result of… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against California Inmate For Police Murder

By Palmer | Lopez |

A California inmate was served notice of a wrongful death lawsuit as he awaits charges of first-degree murder and 19 related charges that will put him behind bars for the rest of his life. These charges arise from the murder of a police officer which he is alleged to have committed. In response to… Read More »

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Lawsuit: Hospital Failed To Disclose Mass That Continued To Grow

By Palmer | Lopez |

2004: An Iowa woman goes to the hospital complaining of pain and CT scan reveals an abnormal mass on her right kidney. The patient is not told about the mass and is released. 2006: The woman goes back to the hospital complaining of a urinary tract infection. The mass on the kidney is still… Read More »

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Assisted Living Center Tries COVID Immunity Defense After Patient Is Beaten To Death

By Palmer | Lopez |

An assisted living center faced a wrongful death lawsuit after one patient beat another patient to death on their watch. In most states, COVID immunity rules prevented lawsuits from being filed against health care clinics, nursing homes, and hospitals that could prove COVID hardship. The malpractice need not necessarily be related to COVID in… Read More »

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Veterans’ Nursing Home Sued After COVID Deaths

By Palmer | Lopez |

During the pandemic, many states, including the most liberal states in the Northeast that were hit hard in the beginning moved to protect hospitals and other health care facilities from lawsuits involving allegations of COVID-19. The rules for every state are different, but most of these temporary laws eliminated the possibility of filing COVID-19… Read More »

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LA Hospital Sued For Medical Malpractice/Racism

By Palmer | Lopez |

The husband of a woman who died shortly after childbirth at a well-known hospital in Los Angeles has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital accusing it of providing a much lower standard of care to women of color than white women. The plaintiff said that the racial element of his case took… Read More »

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Nurse Goes To Trial For Culpable Negligence After Medication Error

By Palmer | Lopez |

While it’s not necessarily a crime to commit medical malpractice, there are criminal elements potentially to a medical malpractice case. Criminal charges have been filed against doctors for active conduct that places a patient’s health in peril. However, these cases usually do not involve negligence allegations. Our system of civil law is based on… Read More »

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Plaintiff Wins $17M After Death Of Husband

By Palmer | Lopez |

A woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit after her husband, a contractor, died while installing a cellular wireless system. Details concerning his death are sparse due to confidentiality agreements, but we know that the lawsuit settled for $17 million. The case remained in litigation for a year as defense counsel deposed witnesses and employees… Read More »

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The Anatomy $43 Million Premises Liability Verdict Against CVS

By Palmer | Lopez |

Three recent premises liability lawsuits, all filed in Georgia, could have a profound impact on the duty of care for proprietors in high-crime areas. In a recent lawsuit, CVS was charged $43 million after a patron was shot in their establishment. Over the past three years, there have been at least three premises liability… Read More »

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