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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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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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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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NYC Surgeon Will Face Trial for Medical Malpractice, Court Rules

By Palmer | Lopez |

A Manhattan plastic surgeon, whose claim to fame was once giving Snooki (of Jersey Shore) lip injections will face trial amid allegations that he botched a nose job, a New York court recently ruled. The doctor is also accused of attempting to cover up the incident after it occurred. The patient was having the… Read More »

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Plaintiff Wins $500,000 Against Ophthalmologist

By Palmer | Lopez |

An ophthalmologist and a surgery center agreed to settle a lawsuit brought forth by a 70-year-old woman who was going in for cataract surgery. In 2016, the ophthalmologist performed cataract surgery on the plaintiff, but five weeks later, the plaintiff returned for an emergency surgery. She was complaining of blurred vision, floaters, tearing, and… Read More »

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Boy Loses Leg During Tonsillectomy

By Palmer | Lopez |

A Staten Island couple recently settled a lawsuit against a New Jersey hospital after their son’s leg had to be amputated after complications related to tonsil surgery. The family settled the suit for $12.5 million. The boy was 5 years old when the surgery took place. In April of 2015, the boy was scheduled… Read More »

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Judge Rules Against Health Clinic in Medical Records Battle

By Palmer | Lopez |

A federal judge ruled against UF Health Jacksonville recently over a dispute involving a patient’s medical records. It was the second such ruling in recent months. UF Health Jacksonville sued to prevent themselves from being forced to turn over a patient’s medical records after a medical malpractice dispute. The battle stems from a constitutional… Read More »

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Surgeon Burns Down Home in a Bid to Destroy Evidence

By Palmer | Lopez |

A surgeon is being accused of accidentally burning down his own home in an attempt to destroy medical records related to false and fraudulent medical claims. Among some of the saddest trends in medical malpractice news is the rise of doctors filing false claims or ordering unnecessary tests to bilk their patient’s insurance companies… Read More »

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