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Polk County Woman Sues Doctors Claiming They Ignored Signs of Breast Cancer

By Palmer | Lopez |

A Polk County woman is suing her doctors after she says they missed clear signs of breast cancer. Misdiagnosis lawsuits are among the most common types of medical malpractice lawsuits filed. In such cases, a plaintiff claims that their doctor negligently failed to timely diagnose a medical condition, and that such failure resulted in… Read More »

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Prominent Plastic Surgeons Picks Fight with Kardashian’s Plastic Surgeon

By Palmer | Lopez |

In a heavyweight battle that pitted two of America’s top plastic surgeons against one another, Dr. Adam Rubinstein exposed the Kardashian’s plastic surgeon on his Instagram page. Rubinstein claimed that Dr. Simon Ourian was placed on probation in 2009 after several of his patients complained of injuries during laser surgery. On his personal blog,… Read More »

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Police Brutality/Medical Malpractice Blamed for Death of Niagara Falls Man

By Palmer | Lopez |

The family of a man who died in 2019 has filed a lawsuit against Niagara Falls police, alleging that the department’s mistreatment of the man coupled with poor treatment at the hospital directly led to the man’s death. The victim suffered cardiac arrest after being taken to a Niagara Falls hospital and ended up… Read More »

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Democrats Attack GOP COVID Plan

By Palmer | Lopez |

Democrat Chuck Schumer went on the offensive when discussing the proposed GOP plan to protect businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Schumer said that the proposed legislation would place a moratorium on medical malpractice lawsuits until 2024. While this is overstating the case, the impact of the proposed legislation would make it much more difficult… Read More »

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Jury Deliberating in Gadolinium Allergy Case

By Palmer | Lopez |

A 45-year-old man sued his doctor after he suffered a severe reaction to the drug gadolinium. The jury is currently deliberating and will need to decide whether or not the man’s doctor reacted quickly enough to the allergic reaction. The question being put to jurors is: Did the doctor’s actions fall below the prevailing… Read More »

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Video Appointments and Medical Malpractice

By Palmer | Lopez |

Due to concerns over the coronavirus, a number of things are being done virtually. As such, many patients are turning to telemedicine as a safe method of communicating medical symptoms and concerns to healthcare providers. One such patient was a 62-year-old obese man who recently used a telemedicine service to report increased swelling after… Read More »

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U.S. Missionary Sued After Deaths of Several Ugandan Children

By Palmer | Lopez |

An American missionary who operated a charitable center for severely malnourished children despite having no medical training has recently settled a lawsuit brought in Ugandan civil court after one-hundred five (105) children died while under her care. Several parents who lost children joined a lawsuit against the missionary. The mission will be forced to… Read More »

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Lawsuit Alleges “Gross Negligence” in COVID Nursing Home Death

By Palmer | Lopez |

States like New York, New Jersey, and Michigan have passed legislation that bars COVID-19-related medical malpractice suits. One exclusion to the rule is that cases of “gross negligence” are still permitted to go forward. But what really constitutes “gross negligence” in a medical malpractice case. Indeed, the behavior needs to be so outrageous that… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Trouble in Maryland

By Palmer | Lopez |

The attorney grievance commission recently accused a Maryland lawyer of attempting to extort $50 million from the University of Maryland Medical System. This same attorney had settled two prior lawsuits against the University of Maryland’s transplant division. According to the commission, this same lawyer promised not to reveal problems that the University of Maryland… Read More »

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Some COVID Deaths Linked to Medical Malpractice

By Palmer | Lopez |

We’ve reported extensively about states that have offered immunity to doctors and hospitals amid the coronavirus pandemic. These states have passed legislation that forces plaintiffs to prove gross negligence as opposed to simple medical negligence. New York, Michigan, and New Jersey were among the first states to pass such legislation. However, it is at… Read More »

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