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Michael Yanez v. Brian Plummer -
California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District (November 5, 2013)-
After a defendant’s employee was fired for providing deposition testimony different from statements provided...more
In 1975, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA), capping recovery of non-economic medical malpractice awards at $250,000. Advocates for individuals and families injured by medical...more
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Australia. Department of Health & Ageing -
..1 November 2013 - GPs can now order subsidised magnetic resonance...more
On October 15, 2013, the Florida Supreme Court accepted review of a case to decide whether the retroactive application of the cap on noneconomic damages for certain medical malpractice cases found in section 766.118, Florida...more
If used properly and if conducted by a reputable asset search company, asset searches can be used as a valuable pre-investment tool for an investor, partnership, joint venture or other business entity before entering into a...more
Appellate Brief filed in the Third District of Illinois regarding the duties of consulting physicians who treat a patient remotely....more
A recently published study reveals that nearly one quarter of all surgical errors are due to technology and equipment problems which are largely preventable. According to the study, roughly fifteen per cent of surgical...more
The recent judgment of the New South Wales Court of Appeal in Paul v Cooke  NSWCA 311 held that the scope of a negligent defendant’s liability does not extend beyond the occurrence of a particular risk that cannot be...more
The Florida Supreme Court has accepted review of the Third District’s decision in Ampuero-Martinez v. Cedars Healthcare Group, 88 So. 3d 190 (Fla. 3d DCA 2000), (Case Nos. SC11-2208 and SC11-2336), which will decide when the...more
When procedures don’t go according to plan, physicians and other medical professionals face a dilemma. To empathize and sympathize can assist the patient and show that their doctor cares. However, saying “sorry” or admitting...more
Health care providers are people we trust to solve our medical problems and to always put our best interest first. We have confidence that our doctors, nurses and pharmacists will provide the medications we need, often...more
Last term, the Florida Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a state plan that provides up to $100,000 to the parents or legal guardians of an infant found to have sustained a birth-related neurological injury. See...more
Amidst all of the recent debate on health care, there has been a vast amount of misinformation circulating about medical negligence and medical malpractice suits. Below you will find some of the most prevalent myths debunked....more
Florida has established a statutory framework for the pre-suit investigation of medical malpractice cases. See §766.201-.212, Fla. Stat. Part of that framework requires that a claimant, prior to noticing its intent to...more
This week we talk about the Indiana Supreme Court decision Miller v. Dobbs that held, for purposes of the statute of limitations, that a medical malpractice action is filed with the Department of Insurance when the complaint...more
The American legal system is legendary. Receive a minor injury in a car accident, settle for lots of money. The habitual use of the legal system to obtain big compensation for small injuries has sucked the medical system...more
In a companion case to Douglas v. Cox Retirement Properties, Inc., the Oklahoma Supreme Court threw out the requirement that a plaintiff must file an expert’s affidavit at the time of filing suit for medical malpractice....more
On July 12, 2013, a judge awarded $15 million verdict to the family of a young child with permanent brain damage after she suffered cardiac arrest caused by using a decongestant suggested by a University of Washington...more
Preventable medical errors can be devastating to patients and their families, and it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of Americans are affected each year.
In 2001 the Arizona Supreme Court ruled in Webb v. Gittlen that a claim can be assigned to a third party if a case involves insurance company negligence. In this particular instance, a liquor store sold a keg of beer to a...more
The North Carolina Court of Appeals sympathized with Plaintiff Dara Lynn Hackos but confirmed, again, that the statute of limitation is unyielding and applies in all cases, even ones with merit and sympathy. Dara Lynn Hackos...more
In a landmark decision, the New York Court of Appeals held that a physician’s duty does not allow, let alone mandate, the involuntary detention of intoxicated patients wishing to leave a hospital.
In Rosa v Galbally  VSCA 154 the Plaintiff had sued her lawyers for negligently advising her to abandon a claim for damages against her employer. The Victorian Court of Appeal declined to make a discount for risk in...more
Women rely on their obstetrician/gynecologist (OB-GYN) for a variety of medical needs — everything from delivering babies to regular checkups. The field of obstetrics and gynecology is a highly demanding and specialized...more
When plaintiff receives a demand for a physical examination he or she have 20 days after the service of the demand to serve their response. More likely than not, plaintiff counsel is going to allow the plaintiff to submit to...more