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Can Topical Acne Products Cause Life-Threatening Reactions?

By Palmer | Lopez |

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), certain types of acne treatments, including those available over the counter, can result in serious side effects and allergic reactions that may be life-threatening. The types of products that are specifically mentioned by the FDA include those with the active ingredients benzoyl peroxide or salicylic… Read More »

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Israeli Baby Loses a Quarter of His Intestine After Hospital Discharge

By Palmer | Lopez |

In a case that could set a major precedent in Israeli medical malpractice law, the parents of a young boy have filed a lawsuit after he experienced a medical injury due to a delayed diagnosis. The incident began in 2016 when the boy’s parents brought him to the hospital. They told the doctors that… Read More »

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Craziest Medical Malpractice Cases of 2020

By Palmer | Lopez |

2020 has been a year unlike any other. As we countdown to the end of this crazy year, let’s inventory some of the craziest medical malpractice cases of the year and discuss how they went down. Man Loses Most of Penis  A California jury awarded a man $22,000 in economic damages and nearly $10… Read More »

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Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Prisoner Lawsuit too Old to Try

By Palmer | Lopez |

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that a prisoner who filed a lawsuit against the state department of corrections would not have his case heard in court. The ruling centered on whether or not the statute of limitations should be tolled in this case. Two lower courts had already determined that the statutory period had… Read More »

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Court Rules the University of Miami Immune to Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

By Palmer | Lopez |

A state appeals court ruled that the University of Miami is shielded by sovereign immunity from facing tort lawsuits arising out of medical malpractice. The lawsuit stemmed from the care provided by the Jackson Memorial Hospital. The ruling has broad application where the law is concerned. State employees or even contractors may be extended… Read More »

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Family of Former Mayor Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit After His Death

By Palmer | Lopez |

The family of a former St. Claire, Minnesota mayor has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a physician and the Mayo Clinic Health system claiming that emergency room errors contributed to the mayor’s death. The mayor died in 2018 of a brain hemorrhage. The lawsuit claims that the mayor would have survived had the… Read More »

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COVID Claims Spike as Second Wave Rages On

By Palmer | Lopez |

The founder and CEO of a company called JustPoint that links injured patients to medical malpractice lawyers recently published a survey that indicates that 5% of all medical malpractice claims are now related to COVID. However, a number of states have provided hospitals with immunity to COVID-related lawsuits or lawsuits that arise because of… Read More »

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Fresno Plastic Surgeon Accused of Botching Procedures

By Palmer | Lopez |

A plastic surgery center in Fresno, CA is under attack after several former patients allege that the facility’s “body sculptors” botched several routine procedures. At least ten former patients have come forward with medical malpractice claims over the past four years. Patients say that they were left scarred, permanently disfigured, or in serious pain…. Read More »

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Patient Suffers Massive Heart Attack After ER Visit

By Palmer | Lopez |

A Kansas City woman says she’s lucky to be alive after she was discharged from an ER with 100% blockage in the left anterior descending artery. Blockage of this artery is known colloquially as “the widowmaker”. The patient said she was sent home without so much as an electrocardiogram. She has filed a medical… Read More »

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Former Saints Player Sues Team Alleging Medical Malpractice

By Palmer | Lopez |

Delvin Breaux, a former cornerback for the New Orleans Saints, has filed a lawsuit against team doctors alleging medical negligence. The team doctors charged with Breaux’s care have since been fired and replaced. The doctors diagnosed Breaux with a leg contusion, but as it turned out, his fibula was actually broken. Breaux’s career was… Read More »

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