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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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Celebrity Psychiatrist Accused of Sexual Exploitation by Patients

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Prominent psychiatrist Keith Ablow, who is the author of several fiction and nonfiction books and a regular commentator on Fox News has had his license suspended after several young women, all of whom he was treating for depression, have accused him of having unprofessional sexual relationships with him. Female patients allege that Ablow lured… Read More »

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MilMedical

How to File a Military Medical Malpractice Claim

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

Active-duty military personnel can now file medical malpractice lawsuits against the V.A. and doctors who are military employees. The Pentagon has set up a committee to review the cases of military personnel and their families. However, the committee isn’t fully functional yet, but those with claims can still jumpstart the process. The bill that… Read More »

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MedMal20

U.S. Military Members Can Now File Med Mal Claims Against the Government

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

As President Trump’s defense spending bill awaits his signature, a small provision can impact thousands who have been given ineffective medical attention. The bill overturns what is known as the Feres Doctrine which stemmed from Feres v. United States—a decision that prevented active duty U.S. military from suing the federal government. The new law… Read More »

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Negligence

Prisoner Scores $11M Verdict

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

It’s true that prisoners don’t often make good clients. The jury is automatically prone to distrusting them or even believing that they deserve whatever happens to them. Yet prisoners are among the most vulnerable populations when it comes to receiving medical care. Today, it is much more likely that states, in an effort to… Read More »

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$2M Malpractice Verdict Against Assembly Line Upheld

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

In New York, a judge upheld a $2 million verdict against a Syracuse doctor who was found guilty of injuring one of his patients. Further, the plaintiff in the case alleged that the doctor performed “assembly line medicine.” The practice is so-named because surgeons will operate for ten hours in one day performing the… Read More »

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DocMal

Boy Suffers Severe Nerve Damage After Accident

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A two-year-old boy who injured his arm after a 2002 trampoline accident will spend the rest of his life barely able to make a fist. The boy was taken directly to the hospital where a doctor on a training rotation set the boy’s arm in a cast. However, shortly after the cast was set,… Read More »

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MedMal2

Trent Williams and His Fallout with the Washington Redskins

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

For those who follow sports, one of the interesting storylines that has fallen beneath the radar is Trent Williams and his ongoing dispute with the Washington Redskins. While such a topic may never find it’s way into a lawyer’s blog post, this dispute has legal ramifications. Williams accuses the Washington Redskins’ team doctors of… Read More »

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MedMal18

Doctor Accused of Bogus Epilepsy Diagnoses

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A Detroit doctor faced a second $2.7 million verdict after fallaciously diagnosing a patient with epilepsy. While rare, it does happen that doctors use kickback schemes in businesses in which they have a vested interest and then bill up their patient’s health insurance based on those diagnoses. This doctor was accused of falsely diagnosing… Read More »

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Heart

Jury Awards $6.3M to Cardiac Patient Who Died While Jogging

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

A jury awarded a woman $6.3 million after her husband died of a heart attack while jogging. The heart attack occurred just six weeks after his doctor cleared him of heart problems. The man collapsed while jogging in August of 2016. He was found by a passerby in a ditch. The autopsy showed that… Read More »

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MedMal17

Appeals Court Allows Widow’s Case to Move Forward

By The Palmer Law Firm, P.A. |

The Florida Second District Court of Appeal overturned an arbitration judgment that prevented a Florida widow from pursuing a case against Naples Community Hospital. The plaintiff initially filed the lawsuit jointly with her husband. While the case was in litigation, however, her husband died, forcing her to amend the lawsuit to a wrongful death… Read More »

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