Medical Malpractice. Legal news and articles for April 17 - 24, 2017

Miami 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...Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails subject to medical malpracticeFormer MLS player alleges attorneys botched medical malpractice lawsuit against DC UnitedGovernor expected to approve medical malpractice lawsuits limitsGovernor expected to approve medical malpractice lawsuits limitsAutopsies Can be Helpful in Establishing Medical MalpracticeIowa OKs bill capping payouts in medical malpractice suitsIowa OKs bill capping payouts in medical malpractice suitsMedical malpractice bill passes Iowa Senate, heads to BranstadMedical Malpractice Claims Paid on Behalf of Physicians DecreaseReport: House bill would raise the bar for medical malpractice plaintiffs

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Pa. Atty Beats Malpractice Suit Over Failed Med Mal Case
Law360 (subscription)March 27, 2017

Law360, Los Angeles (March 27, 2017, 7:46 PM EDT) -- A split Pennsylvania appellate court panel on Monday affirmed the dismissal of a legal malpractice suit accusing an attorney of failing to obtain an expert opinion which purportedly doomed a couple's ...more »

Applications of the Statute of Repose in Medical Malpractice Cases
The Legal IntelligencerApril 10, 2017

Banka, a Superior Court decision rendered in January 2017, the plaintiff tried to creatively circumvent the statute of repose by alleging that a doctor's unnecessary recommendation of stents and alleged coverup was not a medical professional negligence ...more »

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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...
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 »

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails subject to medical malpractice
Middle East MonitorApril 20, 2017

Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli jails suffer serious health complications due to medical malpractice carried out by “unqualified” doctors, Al-Mugtama magazine revealed on Wednesday. According to the magazine, Israeli doctors who commit these acts ...more »

Former MLS player alleges attorneys botched medical malpractice lawsuit against DC United
Legal News LineApril 19, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A former Major League Soccer player, who filed a $12 million lawsuit against DC United and the team's doctor in 2012 for negligence, now is alleging his attorneys at the time bungled the case's discovery process.more »

Governor expected to approve medical malpractice lawsuits limits
Radio IowaApril 19, 2017

“Based on the information and the statistics that I've received, I do not necessarily believe that the passage of this bill will actually lead to lower medical malpractice premiums,” Wolfe said last week. “….But I've been informed by medical ...more »

Governor expected to approve medical malpractice lawsuits limits
Radio IowaApril 19, 2017

“Based on the information and the statistics that I've received, I do not necessarily believe that the passage of this bill will actually lead to lower medical malpractice premiums,” Wolfe said last week. “….But I've been informed by medical ...more »

Autopsies Can be Helpful in Establishing Medical Malpractice
The National Law ReviewApril 18, 2017

To prove that medical malpractice played a role in the death of a loved one, you must first determine the exact cause of death and provide conclusive actions linking the attending specialist to that cause. If a hospital refuses to agree to an autopsy ...more »

Iowa OKs bill capping payouts in medical malpractice suits
KCCI Des MoinesApril 18, 2017

Medical malpractice victims have criticized the bill, calling it an unconstitutional abuse of power by the Legislature, while supporters say lower medical liability premiums would make Iowa appealing for physicians. Advertisement. Copyright 2017 The ...more »

Iowa OKs bill capping payouts in medical malpractice suits
KCRGApril 18, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The Iowa Legislature has passed a bill that would cap payouts to patients in some medical malpractice lawsuits. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 37-12 Monday with bipartisan support to approve the legislation. The House ...more »

Medical malpractice bill passes Iowa Senate, heads to Branstad
DesMoinesRegister.comApril 17, 2017

The Iowa Senate gave final approval Monday to legislation aimed at limiting medical malpractice lawsuits, one of the key priorities of majority Republicans' policy agenda for the 2017 session. Senate File 465 includes provisions governing doctor ...more »

Medical Malpractice Claims Paid on Behalf of Physicians Decrease
The National Law ReviewApril 17, 2017

A recent database study conducted at Brigham and Women's Hospital found that the rate of medical malpractice claims paid on behalf of physicians in the United States declined substantially from 1992 to 2014. The study analyzed data from the National ...more »

Report: House bill would raise the bar for medical malpractice plaintiffs
Mass DeviceApril 17, 2017

gavel Republican legislators reportedly want to put a $250,000 cap on the damages plaintiffs can win from physicians in medical malpractice lawsuits, raising concerns among medical device makers. The bill would impose new limits on lawsuits involving ...more »

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