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Report Says Medical Malpractice is the Third Leading Cause of Death

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

From 2009 to 2018, medical malpractice deaths have slowly risen, according to one study. This is despite the fact that there are now fewer medical malpractice lawsuits being filed, but the payouts in those lawsuits tend to be higher. The report also stated that medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death with… Read More »

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Lawsuit Contends Urologist, Radiologist Failed to Follow-Up With Patient Care

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

The family of a man who died as a result of a lack of follow-up on a chest x-ray has filed a lawsuit against the urologist who took the x-ray and the radiologist who interpreted it. The family says the doctors failed to timely diagnose a cancer that was allowed to metastasize. The patient… Read More »

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Family Wins $101M Medical Malpractice Verdict in Birth Injury Case

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A Chicago jury awarded a family over $100 million after they say nurses allowed their unborn baby to go oxygen-deprived for over 6 hours. Even after the child’s mother told nurses that she could not feel her baby move, the nurses neglected to monitor the child. If proper monitoring occurred, the nursing staff would… Read More »

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Hidden FDA Database Reveals Multiple Complaints Against Medical Device Manufacturers

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

When Dr. Douglas Kwazneski realized that his medical stapler had failed, he wondered if other doctors had experienced the same problem. It seemed likely that they had, although, when he searched through the FDA database there were no complaints concerning the stapler. Of course, that wasn’t strictly true. As it turns out, there were… Read More »

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Legislators Debate Merits of Granny Cams

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Right now, legislators are debating whether or not loved ones should be allowed to place nanny cams in their loved one’s nursing home rooms. These so-called “granny cams” are the subject of an ongoing debate between patient’s rights advocates and the nursing industry as a whole. While the nursing industry opposes allowing granny cams… Read More »

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Switched Urine Sample Results in Misdiagnosis Lawsuit

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A Navy veteran sued William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veteran’s MedicalCenter for failing to diagnose and promptly treat him after complaining of severe abdominal pains. Medical workers switched a urine sample that the veteran had provided with that of a cocaine addict according to the lawsuit. Doctors told him to stop taking cocaine and released… Read More »

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Doctor Sued After Administering Lethal Dose of Propofol

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Propofol is the drug most widely known for causing the overdose that Michael Jackson died of. In a clinical setting, it is used as a hypnotic anesthesia for major surgeries. When a patient cannot be awake for the procedure, propofol is one of the top options for doctors. However, in excessive doses, the drug… Read More »

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Hip Replacement Manufacturer Hit with $7.7M Verdict

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

In a retrial, following an appellate court’s determination that the jury’s original $9.2 million verdict was “hasty” and “excessive”, Zimmer Biomet was hit with another verdict, this time for $7.7 million. A Los Angeles native sued the company after he alleged that his hip replacement was defective. The company has now paid out more… Read More »

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Medical Errors Led to $6M Settlement for Neil Armstrong’s Death

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

The family of American hero and astronaut Neil Armstrong were not happy with the quality of care received at an Ohio hospital. According to a Washington Examiner article, the family sued Mercy Health System after Armstrong died in their care. The hospital paid out a $6 million settlement to avoid taking the case to… Read More »

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How to Game the System: Medical Malpractice Edition

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

One thing that both doctors and medical malpractice attorneys agree with is that the current system is broken. While doctors lament “junk lawsuits” and the high costs of settling medical malpractice claims on their insurance, personal injury attorneys point to ineffective enforcement from state medical boards and other oversight agencies that reprimand doctors who… Read More »

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