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Pasadena Plastic Surgeon Faces Multiple Counts Of Medical Malpractice

By Palmer | Lopez |

This is a story more about the failures of state medical boards than the malpractice of a single doctor. The doctor in question is facing four complaints all filed with the California medical board. Her first complaint was dismissed. In fact, the board only investigates 10% of allegations or complaints filed with it. Florida,… Read More »

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Uninsured Motorist Coverage Turns Into $16M Judgment Against Insurer

By Palmer | Lopez |

A woman was severely injured when another driver plowed into the back of her vehicle in stalled traffic. The other driver was insured, but their policy limit was far less than the plaintiff’s total damages. The plaintiff filed a claim with her own uninsured/underinsured motorist policy to recover medical expenses and more in excess… Read More »

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Tesla Sued After Fiery Crash Kills 20-Year-Old Man

By Palmer | Lopez |

Tesla is facing another lawsuit related to a 2021 Model 3. According to attorneys representing the family of a man who died in his Tesla, the suspension on the vehicle failed causing it to strike the roadway, ignite the battery, and end in a fiery crash. The man’s family has filed a wrongful death… Read More »

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Radiology

Patient Sues After ER Missed Hip Fracture

By Palmer | Lopez |

A woman presented to the emergency room with a pain in her hip that was radiating to her lower back. According to the patient, she suffered an injury when she leaned over to pick up packages from her front porch. She fell down and had been experiencing pain ever since. The nurse on duty… Read More »

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Hospital Faces Claims Over Concurrent Surgeries

By Palmer | Lopez |

The term “assembly line medicine” has been around for the past decade or so. This process involves the most skilled and experienced doctors performing the most complex parts of a surgery while residents and others do the so-called grunt work. Hospitals contend that this is more efficient and that there is no risk to… Read More »

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Family Settles Lawsuit After Loved One Left In “Permanent Comatose State”

By Palmer | Lopez |

A 46-year-old woman was left in a “permanent comatose state” after a hysterectomy. Her family filed a lawsuit against the hospital which was recently settled for an undisclosed amount of money. The terms of the settlement will remain confidential. The woman is now in a state of “wakeful unresponsiveness” and requires 24-hour care at… Read More »

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Botched Hysterectomy Results In $10M Verdict

By Palmer | Lopez |

A Staten Island woman recently won a $10 million medical malpractice lawsuit against her provider after a botched hysterectomy left her incontinent, unable to have sex, and in chronic and severe pain, according to a recent article. The lawsuit alleged that the woman was left with a painful fistula, or an opening, that was… Read More »

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Brain Injury Lawsuits: How They Work

By Palmer | Lopez |

Brain injury lawsuits are remarkably complex. Even if negligence and fault are simple to establish, damages are another matter. Even in simple concussion cases, a $100,000 settlement for a plaintiff who was 0% at fault is about the standard rate at which these suits settle. That would be a situation in which there were… Read More »

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Can Hospitals Be Forced To Administer Ivermectin?

By Palmer | Lopez |

Some folks believe that ivermectin is a good treatment for COVID-19. Doctors and other health care experts caution that there is no evidence that the anti-parasitic drug is effective against a virus. Further, they say that there are considerable dangers related to taking the drug as a prophylactic. These include serious risks related to… Read More »

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Workers’ Comp Teams Up With Plaintiff In Injury Lawsuit

By Palmer | Lopez |

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has joined a plaintiff in a lawsuit against Pike Township in a matter filed by a commercial truck driver. The workers’ comp board was initially named as a defendant in the lawsuit but has since swapped sides to support the plaintiff’s claim. The lawsuit involves a Township employee… Read More »

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