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Woman Hit by Garbage Truck Sues City

By Palmer | Lopez |

A lawsuit was recently filed against the City of Madeira Beach by a woman who was struck by a city-owned garbage truck while she was cycling. She sustained serious injuries that acutely diminished the quality of her life. As an avid bicyclist and outdoorswoman, the plaintiff used to spend much of her time doing… Read More »

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State Agrees to Settle 3 University of Iowa Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

By Palmer | Lopez |

The State of Iowa recently agreed to settle three medical malpractice cases against the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for a total of $3.7 million, with $2 million of which coming from one wrongful death lawsuit (Case #1 below). Case #1  According to the lawsuit, a woman was admitted to UIHC (University of… Read More »

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Universal Settles Lawsuit with Man Who Suffered Spinal Injury

By Palmer | Lopez |

Universal Studios recently settled a highly publicized lawsuit filed by a man who said he sustained a spinal injury on one of their water slides. Universal has recently come under fire after it was alleged that they misreported injuries on their rides with extremely vague language. As an example, although the man suffered paralysis… Read More »

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Plaintiffs Claim Acne Drug Resulted in Irritable Bowels

By Palmer | Lopez |

More than 500 lawsuits against Accutane manufacturer Hoffmann-LaRoche have been dismissed after a New Jersey court ruled that the manufacturers provided fair warning over the potential side effects. Accutane is taken in pill form and helps prevent the buildup of oil in the skin that leads to nodular or cystic acne. Over 500 plaintiffs… Read More »

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Tennessee Hands Opioid Companies a Major Blow

By Palmer | Lopez |

Tennessee has handed the opioid manufacturing industry a major blow. Under Tennessee law, drug dealers can be held liable for injuries that they cause their customers and their customers’ children. The Drug Dealer Liability Act allows the victims of addiction to file civil lawsuits against drug traffickers. More controversially, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled… Read More »

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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

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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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