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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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Heart Attack Misdiagnosis And Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

By Palmer | Lopez |

Until COVID-19 took over in March, heart disease was the number one cause of death in America. Millions die each year of undiagnosed heart disease while others suffer severe consequences due to delayed diagnoses. In some cases, doctors misdiagnose the condition as something else (like a panic attack) and this results in a much… Read More »

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With New COVID-19 Liability Protections, Malpractice Insurance Rates Should Decrease

By Palmer | Lopez |

Health care professionals, along with businesses, are now the beneficiaries of broadscale protections that prevent certain types of COVID-19 infection lawsuits that would otherwise be permitted under existing legislation. Has this resulted in a decrease in doctor’s medical malpractice premiums? No, of course, it hasn’t. This is strange considering that patients may be prevented… Read More »

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Doctor and Clinic Ordered to Pay $6.1 Million in MedMal Verdict

By Palmer | Lopez |

The court ordered a doctor and clinic to pay $6.1 million after a patient suffered complications following a medical procedure. At the heart of the issue was whether or not the doctor obtained informed consent prior to performing a procedure that left her in chronic pain. In this article, we’ll discuss the legal concepts… 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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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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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

By Palmer | Lopez |

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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Family of Former Mayor Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit After His Death

By Palmer | Lopez |

The family of a former St. Claire, Minnesota mayor has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a physician and the Mayo Clinic Health system claiming that emergency room errors contributed to the mayor’s death. The mayor died in 2018 of a brain hemorrhage. The lawsuit claims that the mayor would have survived had the… Read More »

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