Medical Malpractice. Legal news and articles for February 28 - 29, 2012

Discovery proceeding in malpractice suitPa. high court overturns malpractice fund rulingPa. high court sides against doctors in malpractice fund case, hundreds of ...Many Massachusetts Doctors Go Unpunished For Medical NegligencePoor Patients Less Likely to Sue Doctors, Analysis ShowsControversial lawsuit protection pulled from Florida 'eyeball wars' compromisePoor Patients Less Likely to Sue Doctors, Analysis ShowsActor James Woods set to testify on RI legislationWestmoreland center sued for wrongful deathControversial lawsuit protection pulled from 'eyeball wars' compromiseNot every medical mistake is medical malpractice.Utah's high court: Doctors must consider patient's family in treatmentSurgeons squeezed out in 'eyeball wars' compromisePoor Patients Less Likely to Sue Doctors, Analysis ShowsIllinois Court on Proving Liability for Medical Malpractice

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Obama Administration Making it Harder for Military Families to Sue for Medical...
AllGovFebruary 2, 2012

In defending the US military's medical system in court, the US Department of Justice is arguing that service personnel and their families are not allowed to sue for medical malpractice regardless of the circumstance. As a general rule, military members ...more »

BICKHAM v. LAMMICO
Leagle.comFebruary 2, 2012

In this medical malpractice action, the plaintiffs, Jerry and Ella Bickham, appeal from a motion for summary judgment granted in favor of the defendant, the Estate of John D. Jackson, MD ("Dr. Jackson"),wherein the court determined: (1) Dr. Jackson was ...more »

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Discovery proceeding in malpractice suit
Southeast Texas RecordFebruary 29, 2012

Defendants in a medical-malpractice claim over a man's toe amputation recently filed two certificates of discovery. William Riley filed a medical malpractice suit against Podiatry Associates of Southeast Texas and Drs. Debra Lusk and Neil Burrell on ...more »

Pa. high court overturns malpractice fund ruling
Lebanon Daily NewsFebruary 29, 2012

Pennsylvania's highest court handed the Corbett administration a major victory Wednesday in a dispute over a medical-malpractice insurance program, overturning a lower court ruling that would have significantly widened the state budget gap.more »

Pa. high court sides against doctors in malpractice fund case, hundreds of ...
The RepublicFebruary 29, 2012

Pennsylvania's highest court handed the Corbett administration a major victory Wednesday in a dispute over a medical-malpractice insurance program, overturning a lower court ruling that would have significantly widened the state budget gap.more »

Many Massachusetts Doctors Go Unpunished For Medical Negligence
Seedol.com (blog)February 29, 2012

A recent study has uncovered troubling statistics involving Massachusetts doctors who have settled out of medical malpractice lawsuits, yet have gone unpunished by the state and are still allowed to continue treating patients who may be unaware of ...more »

Poor Patients Less Likely to Sue Doctors, Analysis Shows
Health.comFebruary 29, 2012

For the study, the investigators reviewed previous research to analyze litigation rates and medical malpractice claims among low-income patients, and compared them with other groups of patients. The research team found that poor people are less likely ...more »

Controversial lawsuit protection pulled from Florida 'eyeball wars' compromise
Florida Times-UnionFebruary 29, 2012

The bill still includes a Florida Medical Association-backed provision that ups the burden of proof for people trying to sue for medical malpractice because a doctor did not order secondary medical tests. Supporters see the change, and other lawsuit ...more »

Poor Patients Less Likely to Sue Doctors, Analysis Shows
iVillage EntertainmentFebruary 29, 2012

The research team found that poor people are less likely to sue because they do not have access to legal resources and they may not have enough money to initiate a medical malpractice claim, according to the report published in the Feb.more »

Actor James Woods set to testify on RI legislation
Boston.comFebruary 29, 2012

Studies show medical malpractice claims decrease when doctors apologize for mistakes and other negative outcomes. State officials say Woods is expected to testify Wednesday before a House committee reviewing the legislation.more »

Westmoreland center sued for wrongful death
The TennesseanFebruary 29, 2012

A resident has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, on behalf of his deceased brother, claiming negligence and medical malpractice against the Westmoreland Care & Rehabilitation Center. / Craig Harris/Sumner AM A resident has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, ...more »

Controversial lawsuit protection pulled from 'eyeball wars' compromise
Florida Times-UnionFebruary 29, 2012

The bill still includes a Florida Medical Association-backed provision that ups the burden of proof for people trying to sue for medical malpractice because a doctor did not order secondary medical tests. Supporters see the change, and other lawsuit ...more »

Not every medical mistake is medical malpractice.
InjuryBoard.comFebruary 29, 2012

Enter medical malpractice lawsuits. Countless patients who receive an unexpected outcome want to seek recovery against their doctor. But medical malpractice lawsuits are not about providing justice for patients who received bad outcomes.more »

Utah's high court: Doctors must consider patient's family in treatment
Salt Lake TribuneFebruary 29, 2012

The high court's decision could have a widespread effect on the number of malpractice lawsuits filed against health care providers — a concern foreshadowed by attorneys in the medical community who argued before the high court in November that doctors ...more »

Surgeons squeezed out in 'eyeball wars' compromise
Florida Times-UnionFebruary 28, 2012

The bill still includes a Florida Medical Association-backed provision that ups the burden of proof for people trying to sue for medical malpractice because a doctor did not order secondary medical tests. Supporters see the change, and other lawsuit ...more »

Poor Patients Less Likely to Sue Doctors, Analysis Shows
U.S. News & World ReportFebruary 28, 2012

The research team found that poor people are less likely to sue because they do not have access to legal resources and they may not have enough money to initiate a medical malpractice claim, according to the report published in the Feb.more »

Illinois Court on Proving Liability for Medical Malpractice
JD Supra (press release)February 28, 2012

Oftentimes, physicians are employed by more than one medical institution. This can make it difficult establish liability for negligent treatment in medical malpractice cases, since it is sometimes difficult to prove which hospitals employed a physician ...more »

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