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Prisoner Scores $11M Verdict

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

It’s true that prisoners don’t often make good clients. The jury is automatically prone to distrusting them or even believing that they deserve whatever happens to them. Yet prisoners are among the most vulnerable populations when it comes to receiving medical care. Today, it is much more likely that states, in an effort to… Read More »

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$2M Malpractice Verdict Against Assembly Line Upheld

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

In New York, a judge upheld a $2 million verdict against a Syracuse doctor who was found guilty of injuring one of his patients. Further, the plaintiff in the case alleged that the doctor performed “assembly line medicine.” The practice is so-named because surgeons will operate for ten hours in one day performing the… Read More »

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Boy Suffers Severe Nerve Damage After Accident

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A two-year-old boy who injured his arm after a 2002 trampoline accident will spend the rest of his life barely able to make a fist. The boy was taken directly to the hospital where a doctor on a training rotation set the boy’s arm in a cast. However, shortly after the cast was set,… Read More »

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Man Forced into Kidney Transplant Awarded $30 Million

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A federal appeals court has upheld a nearly $30 million verdict in favor of a man who was forced to have a kidney transplant after being cared for by a clinic in St. Louis. The plaintiff saw a nurse practitioner after his elevated blood pressure caused him to fail a pre-employment physical. The plaintiff… Read More »

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Trent Williams and His Fallout with the Washington Redskins

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

For those who follow sports, one of the interesting storylines that has fallen beneath the radar is Trent Williams and his ongoing dispute with the Washington Redskins. While such a topic may never find it’s way into a lawyer’s blog post, this dispute has legal ramifications. Williams accuses the Washington Redskins’ team doctors of… Read More »

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Doctor Accused of Bogus Epilepsy Diagnoses

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A Detroit doctor faced a second $2.7 million verdict after fallaciously diagnosing a patient with epilepsy. While rare, it does happen that doctors use kickback schemes in businesses in which they have a vested interest and then bill up their patient’s health insurance based on those diagnoses. This doctor was accused of falsely diagnosing… Read More »

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Jury Awards $6.3M to Cardiac Patient Who Died While Jogging

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A jury awarded a woman $6.3 million after her husband died of a heart attack while jogging. The heart attack occurred just six weeks after his doctor cleared him of heart problems. The man collapsed while jogging in August of 2016. He was found by a passerby in a ditch. The autopsy showed that… Read More »

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Appeals Court Allows Widow’s Case to Move Forward

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

The Florida Second District Court of Appeal overturned an arbitration judgment that prevented a Florida widow from pursuing a case against Naples Community Hospital. The plaintiff initially filed the lawsuit jointly with her husband. While the case was in litigation, however, her husband died, forcing her to amend the lawsuit to a wrongful death… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Could Weigh in On Damage Caps (Again)

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

If you’ve been paying attention to our blog or the news at large, then you probably have some familiarity with damage caps in medical malpractice lawsuits. For years, Florida was among the states that set limits on how much money a victim of medical negligence could recover for pain and suffering damages. The Florida… Read More »

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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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