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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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LA Hospital Sued For Medical Malpractice/Racism

By Palmer | Lopez |

The husband of a woman who died shortly after childbirth at a well-known hospital in Los Angeles has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital accusing it of providing a much lower standard of care to women of color than white women. The plaintiff said that the racial element of his case took… Read More »

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MedMal15

Doctors Sued After Operating On Wrong Ankle

By Palmer | Lopez |

A patient claimed that doctors asked her twice which ankle they were going to be operating on before proceeding to operate on the wrong ankle. The matter was not corrected until 90 minutes into the surgery when nurses recognized the mistake. The doctors then informed the patient that they had operated on the wrong… Read More »

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Psychiatrist Sued For Sexual Misconduct, Medical Malpractice

By Palmer | Lopez |

Psychiatrists are among the least sued group of doctors in the country. When they are sued, it’s largely related to medication mismanagement or professional misconduct. In a recent case, a psychiatrist is being sued by numerous former patients after they claim he crossed personal boundaries including misconduct of a sexual nature. A former patient… Read More »

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MedMal23

Jury Returns $17M Verdict For Plaintiff In MedMal Lawsuit

By Palmer | Lopez |

A man was awarded $17 million by a jury after he was taken to the hospital following a motorcycle accident. Upon arrival, the man was able to use his arms and legs. After surgery, however, he no longer had functionality in his legs. Initially, the doctor simply recommended the man use a back brace… Read More »

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MedMal4

Mother Sues After Psychiatric Medication Error Leads To Son’s Death

By Palmer | Lopez |

The mother of a 34-year-old psychiatric patient filed a lawsuit against the Medical University of South Carolina after her son died of known complications related to the psychiatric drug Thorazine. While psychiatrists aren’t routinely sued by patients, when they are it’s often related to lapses in medication management. In this case, the patient had… Read More »

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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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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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HospitalHall

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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MedMal27

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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MedMal19

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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