Medical Malpractice. Legal news and articles for April 20 - 29, 2017

$33.8 Million Medical Malpractice Awarded to Miami Gardens FamilyPa. Court Won't Revisit $10.1M Medical Malpractice VerdictPa. Court Won't Revisit $10.1M Medical Malpractice VerdictShould State Malpractice Damages Caps Apply in Federal EMTALA Actions?Patient accuses A Beautiful Smile Dentistry of medical malpracticeHow technology can help hospitals base malpractice reserves on more than a gut feelingSuperior Court affirms medical malpractice win for defendantsBaltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Drug Resistant Bacteria from HospitaNew Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Opioids OverprescribedMiami Medical Malpractice Attorneys Win $33.8 million in Traumatic ...Defendants deny claims in medical malpractice lawsuitLaws must change if state hopes to limit medical malpractice awardsMalpractice case against VA Medical Center dismissed - The Buffalo ...Miami Gardens family wins $33.8 million medical malpractice award against federal governmentMiami Gardens family wins $33.8 million medical malpractice...

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The Case Against National Medical Malpractice Reform: New at Reason
Reason (blog)April 4, 2017

I know that if they waved a magic wand and completely eliminated the threat of medical malpractice lawsuits tomorrow, nothing much would change in the way in which my colleagues and I practice medicine. Ordering expensive, redundant, and possibly ...more »

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$33.8 Million Medical Malpractice Awarded to Miami Gardens Family
Legal InfoApril 29, 2017

$33.8 million in medical malpractice awarded to Miami Gardens family will be paid by the federal government. A judge ruled on Monday that a decision made by a federally employed doctor cause a young mother's baby boy to suffer unnecceraingly resulting ...more »

Pa. Court Won't Revisit $10.1M Medical Malpractice Verdict
Law360 (subscription)April 28, 2017

The court on Monday denied the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania's bid for reargument, after the court previously rejected its claim that plaintiff Shantice Tillery's expert medical witnesses provided speculative testimony that was based solely on ...more »

Pa. Court Won't Revisit $10.1M Medical Malpractice Verdict
Law360 (subscription)April 28, 2017

The court on Monday denied the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania's bid for reargument, after the court previously rejected its claim that plaintiff Shantice Tillery's expert medical witnesses provided speculative testimony that was based solely on ...more »

Should State Malpractice Damages Caps Apply in Federal EMTALA Actions?
Bloomberg BNAApril 28, 2017

Hospitals should take note of a case pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit concerning the applicability of state medical malpractice damages caps to claims under the federal emergency treatment law. The appeal, Scott v. N. La. Med.more »

Patient accuses A Beautiful Smile Dentistry of medical malpractice
Northern California RecordApril 26, 2017

FRESNO – A Fresno County woman alleges she was injured due to treatment she received at a dental facility. Darlene Bush and Eric Bush filed a complaint on April 4 in the Fresno County Superior Court against Thomas Winegarden, D.D.S.; Efema P. Nwajei, ...more »

How technology can help hospitals base malpractice reserves on more than a gut feeling
Becker's Hospital ReviewApril 26, 2017

Healthcare risk management professionals have the difficult task of making litigation strategy decisions and setting case reserves in medical malpractice cases. Although choosing the wrong course of action in these cases can potentially cost hospitals ...more »

Superior Court affirms medical malpractice win for defendants
The Pennsylvania RecordApril 26, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – The Superior Court recently ruled in favor of defendants Chestnut Hill Hospital, Tri-County Emergency Physicians and many of its associates in an appeal filed by Ellesia Blaque of a trial court decision clearing the healthcare provider ...more »

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Drug Resistant Bacteria from Hospita
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)April 26, 2017

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria growing in dark, wet hospital drains sounds like the beginning of a B-movie, where an impossible to kill superbug lurks in the pipes, spreading disease that ultimately wipes out the human race. While this is far from ...more »

New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Opioids Overprescribed
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)April 26, 2017

Pain is an inescapable fact of life but fortunately, with treatment, pain can often be managed or even eliminated. New research is raising questions about whether doctors are going too far in their rush to make patients comfortable, however. Francesca ...more »

Miami Medical Malpractice Attorneys Win $33.8 million in Traumatic ...
Yahoo FinanceApril 24, 2017

Medical malpractice attorneys for the law firm of Mallard & Sharp, P.A. recently celebrated a bittersweet victory, receiving a $33.8 million verdict on behalf of a ...more »

Defendants deny claims in medical malpractice lawsuit
Athens NEWSApril 24, 2017

Under affirmative defenses, the answer claims that the complaint fails to comply with requirements under Ohio Revised Code, that any injuries, losses and damages were a result of a superseding, intervening cause and/or the plaintiff's own negligence ...more »

Laws must change if state hopes to limit medical malpractice awards
Business Day (registration)April 21, 2017

The court rejected the notion that declining the state's offer constituted a failure to mitigate, and identified two main issues with the state's stance. The first is that, in future, there may be a disagreement about whether the medical malpractice ...more »

Malpractice case against VA Medical Center dismissed - The Buffalo ...
Buffalo NewsApril 20, 2017

A federal judge has dismissed a $25 million medical malpractice suit against the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Buffalo. In rejecting the suit, U.S. Dist…more »

Miami Gardens family wins $33.8 million medical malpractice award against federal government
Local 10April 20, 2017

MIAMI - The federal government will have to pay a Miami Gardens family a $33.8 million award in a medical malpractice lawsuit after a judge ruled on Monday that a federally employed doctor's decisions caused a teen's baby boy to suffer irreversible ...more »

Miami Gardens family wins $33.8 million medical malpractice...
Local 10April 20, 2017

MIAMI - The federal government will have to pay a Miami Gardens family a $33.8 million award in a medical malpractice lawsuit after a judge ruled on Monday that a federally employed doctor's decisions caused a teen's baby boy to suffer irreversible ...more »

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