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COVID-19 Medical Malpractice Claims Likely to be Barred

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Three states – Michigan, New Jersey, and New York – have already passed legislation or an executive order providing immunity for doctors from COVID-19 medical malpractice claims. These statutes are meant to protect health care workers from liability as they try to treat the influx of patients showing up due to the virus. These… Read More »

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Robotic Surgery and Medical Malpractice Claims

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Robotic surgery is becoming much more popular as new innovations become available on the market. But it also creates a bit of an investigative challenge for medical malpractice attorneys who litigate cases against negligent doctors. If the doctor uses the technology incorrectly and injures their patient, that may be grounds for a medical malpractice… Read More »

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More Nursing Homes Face Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

America is learning a lot about itself right now while the nation remains in lockdown as fears over the spread of coronavirus have shut down the economy. Nursing homes are particularly under fire right now because they house such a vulnerable population. In a survey conducted by the U.S. government, 75% of nursing homes… Read More »

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Birth Injury Leads to $3.5M Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Birth injury lawsuits often have some of the highest verdicts or settlements attached to them. Even when the child survives, which is often, the parents are left with a child who will have severe developmental disabilities for the rest of their lives. In a recent case that settled for $3.5 million, the plaintiff alleged… Read More »

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Chain Pharmacies and Pharmacy Malpractice

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Pharmacy malpractice is not something you hear a lot about. In fact, most of the medical malpractice stories that you’ll hear about in the news are either outrageous mistakes caused by incompetent doctors or jaw-dropping verdicts in favor of plaintiffs. The rest tend to fly underneath the radar. But when a pharmacist makes a… Read More »

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The Anatomy of a Failed Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

While the rules for filing medical malpractice lawsuits differ from state to state, there is more similarity than difference. For instance, in a medical malpractice lawsuit, you can’t simply claim that you suffered an injury as a result of medical care; you must prove that the doctor or health care staff failed to follow… Read More »

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Two Patients Die After Surgery at Kansas Hospital

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A 40-year-old Missouri man went to Pinnacle Regional Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas for a hip replacement. At 6’1” and 240 lbs, the patient was considered “obese” by doctors even though he had been a physical fitness buff for years before he began to show stress injuries to his back. For that reason, he… Read More »

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Boston Jury Finds in Favor of Hospital in Highly-Publicized Med Mal Lawsuit

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

It was a story that made national headlines and sparked outrage from all corners. The parents of a young woman who was suffering from a physical condition with psychiatric symptoms was taken away from her parents after they failed to follow up with recommended treatment. They were reported to social services and their daughter… Read More »

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Grieving Mother Files Lawsuit After Loss of Newborn Son

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A grieving Ohio mother has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a ProMedica physician and several facilities after the death of her newborn son. The complaint was filed in late January and names her obstetrician alongside several ProMedica facilities. According to the complaint, the woman and her child were patients of ProMedica and their… Read More »

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Doctors Sued After Lab Test Failed to Report Correct Information

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Joseph Elone entered the hospital with a fever of 101.4 degrees and a heart rate around 140 beats per minute. He was both awake and screaming when he was admitted. Tests indicated that Joseph had a heart blockage and an enlarged heart. Before consulting with a cardiologist, the doctors at the Vassar Brothers Medical… Read More »

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