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In this installment we discuss the recent Indiana Court of Appeals decision Moryl v. Ransone, which addresses the impact on the statute of limitations of filing a medical malpractice claim with the Indiana Department of...more
A health insurance company rolled the dice with a Las Vegas jury and lost more than half a billion dollars....more
In This Issue:
- AC33703 - Sigular v. Gilson
- AC33557 - Filippelli v. Saint Mary’s Hospital
- AC34524 - Capel v. Plymouth Rock Assurance Corp.
- AC34221 - Nichols v. The Milford Pediatric...more
In 2011, a Michigan jury awarded $144 million to Kimberly Van Slembrouk for the injuries caused by Beaumont Hospital to her baby daughter during birth. The baby suffered irrevocable injuries when the hospital staff declined...more
A prisoner who called out for his anti-seizure medication for days but was not given them by prison medical providers has won a $12 million jury verdict.
Ray Fox was in an Illinois state prison in 2007 when he suffered a...more
A Marine sergeant who developed post-traumatic stress disorder after some harrowing experiences in Iraq won $3.7 million in his lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for not treating his illness properly and...more
Georgia adopted reforms of the tort laws regarding medical malpractice in 2005. However some doctors believe that these changes did not go far enough in addressing the issue of medical malpractice lawsuits in the state. They...more
A proposal under discussion in the South to dispense with juries in favor of a government agency to rule on medical malpractice is just the latest in a series of wrongheaded efforts to deprive victims of medical errors of...more
This week's article takes a look at the major Indiana Supreme Court decision in Robertson v. B.O. holding that where the healthcare provider has settled the case the Patient's Compensation Fund cannot contest liability....more
Aidan Ming-Ho Leung v. Verdugo Hills Hospital
California Supreme Court (August 23, 2012)
Where one tortfeasor settles with the plaintiff, but fails to obtain a good faith settlement, the common law rule relating to...more
This article discusses the recent decision by the Indiana Court of Appeals holding that a plaintiff's medical malpractice case against a hospital can proceed to trial where the doctors were apparent agents of the hospital and...more
This article discusses the recent Indiana Court of Appeals decision in Miller v. Dobbs that dealt with a very complicated procedural issue of Indiana Medical Malpractice law and resulted in an even more confusing result....more
Since 2003, Texas has enforced a strict cap on damages awarded through medical malpractice cases. Texas is one example of how tort reforms hurt the public and strengthen the insurance industry. A recent report on the changes...more
UPDATED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Medical Malpractice – Harmless Error. Question certified: To avoid a new trial in a civil case, does the beneficiary of the error in the trial court have to show on appeal that it is...more
In a victory for consumers, the Missouri Supreme Court this week threw out a state law capping non-economic losses for victims of medical malpractice. The 2005 tort reform law that limited jury awards for pain and suffering...more
Suppose you need gall bladder surgery. Suppose there’s a prestigious urban teaching hospital nearby with lots of famous doctors and researchers who get a lot of media attention for all the ground-breaking work they do....more
Counsel defending serious toxic exposure or personal injury claims are often faced with a determination by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that the plaintiff is disabled. More importantly, the finding will often...more
Katerina Chakalis v. Elevator Solutions, Inc., et al.
Court of Appeal, Second District (May 18, 2012)
In Wylson v. Rittl (2003) 105 Cal.App.4th 361, the court held that a non-party medical doctor cannot be found...more
The investigation was one James Goldberg never wanted to undertake.
Six years ago, Goldberg’s son Joshua, then 23, was living in Thailand, studying to become a Buddhist monk. When Joshua mysteriously lost feeling in his...more
A Pennsylvania woman was awarded $78.5 million after a doctor waited over an hour to deliver a baby in critical danger, resulting in brain damage and severe cerebral palsy that will demand medical assistance for the rest of...more
Nursing homes are free to use binding arbitration agreements in their contracts with residents, barring victims and their families from suing the homes even in extreme cases of personal injury and wrongful death, the Supreme...more
A large number of combat troops have been returning home from their overseas missions, and many are seeking treatment at military and VA hospitals for injuries and conditions they’ve suffered as a result of their combat...more
It’s gospel in health care– if you have chest pains, get to the emergency room, especially if you have a history of heart problems. But an inexperienced ER doctor in New York thought his patient’s...more
A jury awarded a Florida teenager $12.6 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit against the University of Miami Medical School for a medication error that caused her to lose all four of her limbs 13 years ago, when she...more
A 34-year old California woman received one of the largest punitive damages awards ever – $65 million – after a jury ruled in her favor in the sexual harassment suit she brought against Encino-Tarzana Regional Hospital,...more
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