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Active Duty Soldier Sues U.S. Military For Medical Malpractice

By Palmer | Lopez |

During the Trump administration, a loophole that allowed the U.S. government to avoid liability in medical malpractice lawsuits was closed. As a result, active-duty military and veterans can now file lawsuits alleging medical malpractice against the VA. While the new law was meant to prevent an accountability black hole from forming around medical services… Read More »

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Florida’s Three Strikes Medical Malpractice Law

By Palmer | Lopez |

Florida has a rule stating that a doctor who commits three instances of medical malpractice will lose his or her license to practice medicine in the state. However, in practice, the law is a bit tricky, hardly ever enforced, and a strike only counts under special circumstances. The law was passed in 2004 alongside… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Rain Down On Celebrity Plastic Surgeon

By Palmer | Lopez |

A celebrity plastic surgeon is facing numerous medical malpractice lawsuits, all filed within a matter of months, according to a recent story. The surgeon, known as the “Boob God”, is married to a Real Housewives of Miami star. The latest lawsuit, filed on August 4th alleges that the surgeon performed a thigh lift using… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Tossed After Inmate Takes His Own Life

By Palmer | Lopez |

The family of an inmate who died by suicide filed a lawsuit against the Vermont Department of Corrections and others after they said numerous failures led to the death of their loved one. The lawsuit, which made its way all the way to Vermont’s State Supreme Court, was dismissed on the basis that the… Read More »

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Ransomware Attack Blamed For Death Of Newborn

By Palmer | Lopez |

A hospital is facing a medical malpractice lawsuit. While not unusual on its face, the allegations in this lawsuit are extremely troubling. The plaintiff claims that a ransomware attack led to network outages that resulted in the death of her newborn baby. Will this become the latest form of medical malpractice lawsuit? The answer… Read More »

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Man Injured In Ambulance Ride Wins $50 Million

By Palmer | Lopez |

Nuclear verdict alert! A Fresno, CA man won $50 million after he was severely injured in an ambulance ride. If you’re wondering how he will enjoy his $50 million jury award, the answer is: He won’t. The man is in a persistent vegetative state and will likely remain so for the rest of his… Read More »

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Johns Hopkins Wins Appeal, Tosses $205M Verdict

By Palmer | Lopez |

A Maryland appeals court tossed one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in U.S. history. A jury had sided with the plaintiff to the tune of $205 million. However, a 3-justice panel ruled unanimously in favor of the defendant on the basis that the plaintiff had not established negligence in her lawsuit. The hospital… Read More »

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Doctors Fight Medical Disclosure Bill In California

By Palmer | Lopez |

A California woman who suffered nerve damage and other complications after a radical breast reconstruction is lobbying the California legislature to force doctors to disclose any close relationships they have to drug or medical equipment companies. California doctors, unsurprisingly, are fighting the measure in court. The effort came after the woman’s double mastectomy was… Read More »

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Did A Guardian Force Patient To Sign DNR?

By Palmer | Lopez |

A lawsuit has been filed against two hospitals and a guardian who was responsible for the well-being of the patient. According to the lawsuit, the patient specifically did not sign a DNR and his wishes were for doctors to attempt to resuscitate him. The patient fell ill, and, because an executed DNR was present… Read More »

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PFO Closures And Medical Malpractice

By Palmer | Lopez |

A patient was referred to a cardiologist after experiencing a medical event that put her in the emergency room. Neither the emergency room staff nor a consulting neurologist was able to determine what was wrong with her. The patient ended up being referred to a cardiologist who performed a “bubble test”. The test involved… Read More »

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