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Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From the Chicago law firm of Hurley McKenna & Mertz.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2368

West Virginia Personal Injury Law…

West Virginia Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the law as well as issues about life, faith and healthy living. By Bordas & Bordas, PLLC.

http://www.bordaslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Easter Has a Different Meaning to Me These Day

    Easter Has a Different Meaning to Me These Day
    I grew up baptized and raised as a Catholic. I attended Catholic Schools and went to Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent but now that I am older, it all has a much deeper meaning to me and...
  • Apr 16

    Shocking Statistics About the Dangers of Medical Malpractice

    Shocking Statistics About the Dangers of Medical Malpractice
    What if I told you that preventable medical errors were the third-leading cause of death in America -- behind only heart disease and cancer? That sobering statistic comes directly from a recent study published by the Journal of Patient…
  • Apr 15

    Bordas & Bordas Legal Review Takes on Gas Drilling Explosions and Toxic Exposure

    Bordas & Bordas Legal Review Takes on Gas Drilling Explosions and Toxic Exposure
    Join host, Jamie Bordas, and his often-called-upon guest, Chris Regan, on this week's episode of the Bordas & Bordas Legal Review. In the wake of the gas drilling deaths in Greene County, Pennsylvania, and Belmont County, Ohio, as well as…
Rank this Week: 2759

Arizona Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Arizona Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice, medical devices defects, and defective drugs. By Patton Law Practice.

http://www.arizonamedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Laparoscopic Power Morcellation in Hysterectomy and Myomectomy: Use Discouraged Due to Increased Risk in Women with Uterine Fibroid

    Laparoscopic Power Morcellation in Hysterectomy and Myomectomy: Use Discouraged Due to Increased Risk in Women with Uterine Fibroid
    The power morcellator medical device used for laparoscopic surgeries, particularly when used for hysterectomy or myomectomy, in women with uterine fibroids may pose the risk of spreading cancerous tissue beyond the uterus. This device divides…
  • Apr 16

    Sugar Disrupts Ovary Function in Monkey

    Sugar Disrupts Ovary Function in Monkey
    A study reported by Endocrinology has shown that there is significant decrease in the ovary function of Rhesus monkeys subjected to diets of increased sugar intake. The implication of sugar on the development beyond fertilization was not…
  • Apr 15

    Less Salt Likely Key Player in Drop in Stroke Death

    Less Salt Likely Key Player in Drop in Stroke Death
    In a study reported by the BMJ Open, it was discovered that during the years of 2003 to 2011, deaths from stroke decreased by 42% and deaths from ischemic heart disease fell by 40%. These decreases were directly attributed to the decrease in…
Rank this Week: 2488

Marietta Injury Lawyer Blog

Marietta Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Georgia personal injury and wrongful death news. By The Persons Firm, LLC.

http://www.mariettainjurylawyer.com/
  • Apr 14

    Georgia Appeals Court Chides Trial Judge for Siding with Physician in Malpractice Case

    Georgia Appeals Court Chides Trial Judge for Siding with Physician in Malpractice Case
    Medical malpractice occurs when a physician fails to observe a commonly accepted "standard of care" and that failure is the "proximate cause" of a subsequent injury sustained by the patient. The question of causation is normally decided by a…
  • Apr 4

    Georgia Appeals Court Absolves Hotel Chain of Liability in Bathtub Accident

    Georgia Appeals Court Absolves Hotel Chain of Liability in Bathtub Accident
    Most hotels and motels are affiliated with a national brand such as Hilton or Marriott. This means that individual hotels are owned and operated locally but comply with certain standards imposed by the national brand. Recently, the Georgia…
  • Mar 31

    Georgia Appeals Court Reinstates "Phantom Driver" Lawsuit

    Georgia Appeals Court Reinstates "Phantom Driver" Lawsuit
    What happens when you get in an automobile accident where the other driver is never identified? If you have uninsured motorist coverage, your insurer should cover the damages. Georgia law defines a vehicle as uninsured when "the owner or…
Rank this Week: 2698

Clearwater Solicitors Blog

Clearwater Solicitors Blog

Covers personal injury and medical negligence claims.

http://www.clearwatersolicitors.co.uk/blog/
  • Mar 20

    Car Accident Claims When The Driver Fails To Provide Information

    Car Accident Claims When The Driver Fails To Provide Information
    If there’s anything worse than being in a motor vehicle accident, it’s being in an accident with a driver who refuses to provide you with information. When being in an accident, drivers are legally required to provide their name,…
  • Mar 17

    Does the UK need a culture of prompt business payments?

    Does the UK need a culture of prompt business payments?
    Although the majority of businesses pay their bills within the timescales permitted through UK employment law, there is a problem with late payments within corporate transactions. Countless businesses and self-employed individuals go through…
  • Mar 14

    Quide To Valuing Accident At Work Compensation | Clearwater Solicitor

    Quide To Valuing Accident At Work Compensation | Clearwater Solicitor
    If you’ve suffered a personal injury in a workplace accident, you may be thinking about claiming accident at work compensation. The overall value of your claim could depend on four different types of expenses and losses, some of which…
Rank this Week: 2509

Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice…

Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Attorney

Covers medical malpractice case law and news. By Hal Waldman and Associates.

http://www.pittsburghmedicalmalpracticeattorney.org/
  • Aug 20

    Brachial plexus injuries resulting from medical malpractice

    Brachial plexus injuries resulting from medical malpractice
     Brachial plexus is a bundle of nerves which support control of the fingers, hand, wrist, shoulder and arm.  A baby’s brachial plexus can be injured during delivery as the result of malpractice by the physician overseeing, or…
  • Aug 10

    When is patient abuse medical malpractice

    When is patient abuse medical malpractice
    When families think of a loved one being hurt in a medical setting, they think of medical malpractice.  However, another form of injury to patients is called “patient abuse,” which refers to any act or failure to act (like…
  • Aug 9

    Types of Medical Malpractice

    Types of Medical Malpractice
    Most of the time doctors and other health care professionals deliver high quality medical care.  However, there are occasions when doctors and other health care professionals deliver substandard medical care, which amounts to medical…
Rank this Week: 2890

G. Eric Nelson & Associates Blog

G. Eric Nelson & Associates Blog

Covers medical negligence in Utah.

http://www.ericnielson.com/blog.html
Rank this Week: 2576

Maryland Medical Malpractice…

Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Comments on medical malpractice. By The Rich Firm, PC.

http://www.marylandmedicalmalpracticelawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    Essential Tips for Protecting Yourself from Medical Error

    Essential Tips for Protecting Yourself from Medical Error
    Though many doctors are brilliant, they're still human. Even the most prestigious medical professionals are prone to all of the same mistakes as anyone else--only their mistakes cost lives. Though you shouldn't hesitate to visit a skilled…
  • Apr 9

    Essential Tips for Protecting Yourself from Medical Error

    Essential Tips for Protecting Yourself from Medical Error
    Though many doctors are brilliant, they’re still human. Even the most prestigious medical professionals are prone to all of the same mistakes as anyone else–only their mistakes cost lives. Though you shouldn’t hesitate to…
  • Apr 9

    Birth Injuries: Cerebral Palsy

    Birth Injuries: Cerebral Palsy
    Birth is the most important moment in a person's life. Not only is it the beginning, but it's an extremely delicate process that requires utmost care on the part of the attending medical professionals. If a doctor mishandles a child during…
Rank this Week: 2763

New York Medical Malpractice Blog

New York Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice news in New York. By Stephen Bilkis.

http://www.nymedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 10

    Malpractice is found in two different case

    Malpractice is found in two different case
    The Long Island plaintiff is appealing an order that was made in the Supreme Court of Orange County that granted the defendants’ motion for summary judgment to dismiss the complaint. Case Background The plaintiff alleges that the…
  • Mar 7

    Misdiagnosis of lung cancer leads to malpractice charge

    Misdiagnosis of lung cancer leads to malpractice charge
    The defendants have moved for an order to amend the caption that recently appointed the plaintiff as the administrator of the estate and upon the amendment to have the complaint against them dismissed. Case Facts The Westchester plaintiff…
  • Mar 4

    Arbitration leads to a substantial award

    Arbitration leads to a substantial award
    This is an action to recover legal fees. The plaintiff has moved to dismiss the counter claims made in the verified amended answer of the defendant. The defendant has filed a separate motion for leave to serve a second amended answer and to…
Rank this Week: 2813

Syracuse Injury Lawyer Blog

Syracuse Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice, birth injuries, car accidents, construction accidents and products liability. By Bottar Leone, PLLC.

http://www.syracuseinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 31

    Syracuse Construction Accident Lawyers Secure $2 Million Verdict For Scaffolding Collapse

    Syracuse Construction Accident Lawyers Secure $2 Million Verdict For Scaffolding Collapse
    According to a Syracuse.com article titled "Syracuse Jury Awards Injured Roofer $2 Million For Fall From Binghamton Dorm Project," on October 26, 2012, a Syracuse jury deliberated for more than three hours before awarding David Stauber…
  • Mar 20

    Suing The Government for Negligence Under the Federal Tort Claims Act

    Suing The Government for Negligence Under the Federal Tort Claims Act
    In 1946, the Federal Tort Claims Act ("FCTA") was passed. The FTCA permits citizens to file a lawsuit against the United States for negligence. Government employees can make mistakes in countless ways. Examples of government negligence…
  • Feb 27

    Goodyear Wrangler SA Tire Recall Follows Reports of Tread Separation

    Goodyear Wrangler SA Tire Recall Follows Reports of Tread Separation
    According to Reuters.com, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has recalled approximately 41,000 tires manufactured in 2009. The recall covers Wrangler Silent Armor tire sizes LT235/80R17 LRE, LT325/60R18 LRE, LT275/70R18 LRE, LT265/70R17 LRE,…
Rank this Week: 2835

Philadelphia Medical Malpractice…

Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice topics, including anesthesia, cancer, expert testimony, infection, and trial. By Leon Aussprung.

http://www.philadelphiamedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 5

    The Dangers of “Drugged” Driving in Pennsylvania

    The Dangers of “Drugged” Driving in Pennsylvania
    Though everyone knows about the danger and irresponsibility of getting behind the wheel after drinking, few people talk about the similar risks associated with drugged driving. It’s about time that changes given the increasing occurrence of…
  • Aug 28

    Medical Device Recalls Hit Two-Year High

    Medical Device Recalls Hit Two-Year High
    According a recent article on Dotmed.com, this past year has seen a massive number of medical device recalls. According to ExpertRecall, a company tasked with tracking food, drug and device recalls, a whopping 123 million such devices were…
  • Aug 22

    FDA Approval Process Allows Defective Devices to Get By

    FDA Approval Process Allows Defective Devices to Get By
    A recent study has found a major flaw in the Food and Drug Administration’s process that approves medical devices. At least four dangerously defective medical devices were expedited through FDA’s approval process with minimal testing. The…
Rank this Week: 2656

Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys…

Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Illinois medical malpractice and workers compensation. By Jerisat & Kostopoulos.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Illinois Cancer Diagnosis Malpractice by Medical Professional

    Illinois Cancer Diagnosis Malpractice by Medical Professional
    Medical malpractice in misdiagnosis of cancer is unfortunately common in Illinois and other states. Diagnosing cancer correctly at the earliest stages is crucial to having a good outcome. At its earliest stages, cancer can often be cured by…
  • Jun 14

    Personal Injury Lawyers file Yaz/Yasmin Birth Control Pill Suit

    Personal Injury Lawyers file Yaz/Yasmin Birth Control Pill Suit
    Illinois personal injury lawyers have filed product liability lawsuits involving the Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills. Yasmin is sold under the Ocella and Zarah brands. Yaz is sold under the Gianvi brand name. Bayer Corporation,…
  • Jun 12

    Patent Infringement Verdict of $290 Million, and Clear and Convincing Standard, Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

    Patent Infringement Verdict of $290 Million, and Clear and Convincing Standard, Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court
    Contingency fee patent attorneys have won a victory for a small tech company . The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a $290 million patent infringement verdict against Microsoft which was appealed from Judge Leonard Davis. This is the largest patent…
Rank this Week: 2607

Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Covers asbestos, cancer, class actions, medical malpractice, personal injury and tort reform. By David Austin.

http://legalnews.typepad.com/legalnews/
  • Oct 2

    Doctor's plea for Malpractice Cap dies in Court

    Doctor's plea for Malpractice Cap dies in Court
    The Florida Supreme court has allowed lawyers in Florida to have their clients waive the constitutional limits on fees. TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court has handed a final defeat to doctors who fought for years to place stringent…
  • Oct 2

    Doctor's plea for Malpractice Cap dies in Court

    Doctor's plea for Malpractice Cap dies in Court
    The Florida Supreme court has allowed lawyers in Florida to have their clients waive the constitutional limits on fees. TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court has handed a final defeat to doctors who fought for years to place…
  • Sep 29

    Damages Cap Unconstitutional

    Damages Cap Unconstitutional
    In Louisiana the cap on Medical Malpractice damages was set at $500,000 in 1975.  Well the Louisiana Supreme Court has recently ruled that that amount ($500,000) in not adequate anymore.  It is too low. BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana's $500,000…
Rank this Week: 2652

Thomson Law Firm Q & A

Thomson Law Firm Q & A

Answers common questions about car accidents, medical malpractice and other serious issues that can involve lawsuits.

http://www.myvirginiainjurylawyer.com/q-a/
  • Apr 18

    My Baby Suffers From A Birth Injury. I Can’t Afford Her Medical Bills. Can I Sue?

    My Baby Suffers From A Birth Injury. I Can’t Afford Her Medical Bills. Can I Sue?
    Birth Injury cases are extremely difficult and complex cases. Parents are going through an incredibly emotional time and wondering if they will be able to handle the type of care that the baby will require due to his or her birth…
  • Apr 9

    Another Auto Recall? Yes, This Time It’s Toyota

    Another Auto Recall? Yes, This Time It’s Toyota
    Toyota is busy yet again making headlines with another product recall affecting 2.34 million cars in the U.S.  Toyota announced today that it is recalling several models for four different defects. The first defect involves a Spiral…
  • Apr 7

    Bedford, VA and Roanoke, VA Bicycle Hit and Run Accidents Involve Drunk Driver

    Bedford, VA and Roanoke, VA Bicycle Hit and Run Accidents Involve Drunk Driver
    There has been a recent flood of bicycling fatalities.  Many people are not aware that a bicyclist has the same right to the road as a vehicle.  Sadly, many people do not share the road with bicyclists and fail to yield to them and…
Rank this Week: 3066

Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer…

Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury law, medical malpractice, and workers' compensation. By Needle, Goldenziel, Pascale & Consagra, P.C.

http://www.scrantonpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Duties of Hospitals to Third Parties in Pennsylvania

    Duties of Hospitals to Third Parties in Pennsylvania
    In a recent case a father and daughter appealed from an order dismissing their professional negligence complaint against a hospital. The case arose when an adult woman (Dawn Martin) was brought to the hospital after a suicide attempt in 2012.…
  • Apr 7

    Trivial Defects on Property Cause Slip and Fall Case

    Trivial Defects on Property Cause Slip and Fall Case
    In a recent non-precedential case, a 58-year-old woman appealed an order entering summary judgment in favor of a management company in a Pennsylvania personal injury and premises liability suit. The case arose when the woman was walking…
  • Mar 23

    Landowner’s Responsibility to Independent Contractor’s Employees in Pennsylvania

    Landowner’s Responsibility to Independent Contractor’s Employees in Pennsylvania
    In a recent non-precedential case, a man appealed from an order granting summary judgment to Thiele Manufacturing. The man was hurt while working for his employer American Roofing, Inc. He fell through a fiberglass skylight on the roof of a…
Rank this Week: 3014

The New York Medical Malpractice…

The New York Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Provides an overview of New York medical malpractice and products liability involving medical devices. By Andrew J. Barovick.

http://www.thenewyorkmedicalmalpracticelawblog.com
  • Apr 3

    Improve Work/Life Balance With Volunteering

    Improve Work/Life Balance With Volunteering
    Volunteering can have positive effects on your personal life, as well as your work life. Once a week, I participate in an ongoing volunteer project as an after-school reading buddy. Created by JCY Westchester Community Partners, a charitable…
  • Jan 17

    The Harm Caused By Malpractice “Consent Clauses”

    The Harm Caused By Malpractice “Consent Clauses”
    Physicians have the option to purchase medical malpractice insurance policies, which, at the cost of higher premiums, include special “consent clauses.” These clauses stipulate that doctors being sued for malpractice must first…
  • Dec 5

    Will Access To Clinicians’ Notes Improve Patient Safety?

    Will Access To Clinicians’ Notes Improve Patient Safety?
    I just came upon a stirring article in the New England Journal of Medicine, entitled “The Road toward Fully Transparent Medical Records” (sic).  It’s a little long, but well worth reading, because it contains truly…
Rank this Week: 3608

Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer…

Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice and personal injury news. By Joseph H. Ostad, P.A.

http://www.marylandpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 3

    Baltimore Malpractice Lawyer Blog:What is Medical Malpractice?

    Baltimore Malpractice Lawyer Blog:What is Medical Malpractice?
    What is medical malpractice you ask? As an experienced attorney with offices in Rockville and Baltimore Maryland, I can tell you that many people are unaware of their rights when it come to Medical Malpractice and hospital errors.Statistics…
  • Mar 7

    Life Insurance Lawyer Blog: Death Benefit Claim

    Life Insurance Lawyer Blog: Death Benefit Claim
    Trying to find out if a deceased person had a life insurance policy can be extremely difficult at the time of a loved one's death. Emotions will be running high among family members and close friends and taking care of business can be the…
  • Feb 28

    Wrongful Death Blog:Family Awarded Settlement From State.

    Wrongful Death Blog:Family Awarded Settlement From State.
    A Circuit Court civil jury awarded $3 million to relatives of a woman killed by a reckless driver as she walked on a stretch of road that was not equipped with sidewalks or guard rails.The jury found the state liable in the wrongful death…
Rank this Week: 3390

Maryland Malpractice Team Blog

Maryland Malpractice Team Blog

Covers medical malpractice. By Wais, Vogelstein & Forman.

http://www.marylandmalpracticeteam.com/
Rank this Week: 3620

Halifax Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Halifax Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice law, including anaesthesia errors, chiropractic malpractice, emergency room errors, and hospital negligence. By McKiggan Hebert.

http://www.halifaxmedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    Defence Experts “Crossed the Line”: Boyd v. Edington

    Defence Experts “Crossed the Line”: Boyd v. Edington
    In the recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice Boyd v. Edington, Dr. Richard Edington was ordered to pay $15 million dollars to Danielle Boyd and her family as a result of a catastrophic and debilitating brain injury she…
  • Mar 3

    Cost of Care in Cerebral Palsy Claim

    Cost of Care in Cerebral Palsy Claim
    I was reviewing a report the other day from an Occupational Therapist who has provided me with an opinion as to the Future Care needs for one of my clients, a child who suffers from Cerebal Palsy (CP) as a result of birth trauma. I was…
  • Jan 9

    How Long is Too Long? The 30 Minute C-Section Rule: Ediger (Guardian Ad Litem) v. Johnston

    How Long is Too Long? The 30 Minute C-Section Rule: Ediger (Guardian Ad Litem) v. Johnston
    This article is an excerpt from a paper I presented at the national Birth Trauma Litigation conference in Toronto. The paper considers the implications of the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Ediger (Guardian Ad Litem) v.…
Rank this Week: 3317

Orlando Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Orlando Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medication errors, statute of limitations, and medical malpractice in Florida. By Ward & Caggiano, P.A.

http://www.orlandomedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 21

    Nerve Injury During Blood Draw – Orlando Medical Malpractice

    Nerve Injury During Blood Draw – Orlando Medical Malpractice
    Orlando Nurses and laboratory technicians should carefully draw blood from patients. When they do not, nerve injury can occur. For some the needle placement causes only temporary pain and injury. Unfortunately, for others, permanent and…
  • Jan 4

    Orlando Medical Malpractice Law Protects Careless Doctor

    Orlando Medical Malpractice Law Protects Careless Doctor
    Are you one of the nearly 100,000 innocent people who suffer injury from medical malpractice each year? Do you need a specialist to review your case without delay? Do you wish to put a medical malpractice attorney and medical doctor on your…
  • Dec 9

    Medical Malpractice in Surgery

    Medical Malpractice in Surgery
    Another tragic series of medical errors caused an innocent woman to suffer horrible injury during surgery and rendered her a paraplegic. In order to provide for the medical care and services needed for her remaining lifetime and to…
Rank this Week: 3671

Maryland Law Blog

Maryland Law Blog

Covers auto accidents and medical malpractice. By Meng & Alpert, LLC

http://www.maryland-law-blog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Narcotics Division Makes Arrests in St. Mary's County

    Narcotics Division Makes Arrests in St. Mary's County
    The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations Narcotics Division arrested a 46-year-old man after they discovered an extensive marijuana growing operation. According to Southern Maryland Online, detectives executed a search and…
  • Aug 6

    Defendants Allege Entrapment in Robbery Sting Operation

    Defendants Allege Entrapment in Robbery Sting Operation
    Five men face years of incarceration for an alleged elaborate robbery scheme that was entirely planned by law enforcement officers. According to a news report in The Baltimore Sun, the men were arrested for conspiracy to distribute drugs,…
  • Jul 18

    Baltimore Police Arrest Three People for Armed Robberie

    Baltimore Police Arrest Three People for Armed Robberie
    A 38-year-old man and two juvenile females have been arrested after a pair of armed robberies that took place in the Towson area of Baltimore. According to a Towson Patch news report, a man was robbed at gunpoint near the...
Rank this Week: 3600

Syracuse Medical Malpractice…

Syracuse Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Reports on New York medical malpractice and birth injury issues. By Bottar Leone, PLLC.

http://www.syracusemedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 18

    Syracuse Crouse Hospital Mistakes Logged By Medicare: Retained Objects, Falls and Infection

    Syracuse Crouse Hospital Mistakes Logged By Medicare: Retained Objects, Falls and Infection
    According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS"), between October of 2008 and June of 2010, more than 11,000 Medicare-eligible patients received care and treatment at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, New York.
  • Mar 3

    VA Medical Malpractice Lawsuits For Injury and Death Low In Syracuse New York

    VA Medical Malpractice Lawsuits For Injury and Death Low In Syracuse New York
    According to Syracuse.com, a study published by The Project on Government Oversight suggests that Syracuse's Veterans Administration Medical Center, also known as the Syracuse VA, has very few medical malpractice claims filed against it.
  • Feb 29

    Medical Malpractice Claims Less Common Among Poor Patient

    Medical Malpractice Claims Less Common Among Poor Patient
    According to a study conducted by Dr. Ramon Jimenez entitled "Do Poor People Sue Doctors More Frequently?", poor patients are less likely to sue their doctors for medical malpractice. The study has been published in the February 25, 2012…
Rank this Week: 3409

Medical Malpractice Blog

Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice, insurance premium and health care. By the Cochran Firm.

http://www.themedicalmalpracticeblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Illinois Declares Med Mal Cap Unconstitutional

    Illinois Declares Med Mal Cap Unconstitutional
    The Illinois Supreme Court struck down a State law that set caps on noneconomic (pain and suffering and mental anguish) damages.  That law placed a cap of $1,000,000 on noneconomic damage awards against hospitals and $500,000 against…
  • Aug 27

    Owning Up to Errors May Actually Benefit Hospital

    Owning Up to Errors May Actually Benefit Hospital
    The Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”) reports on a medical error case arising at Baptist Children’s Hospital in Miami.  An 18-month old child suffered a severe brain injury when her breathing tube became dislodged while she was under…
  • Aug 27

    Federal Analysts Believe Rate of Medical Errors Increasing a Decade After Prominent Study

    Federal Analysts Believe Rate of Medical Errors Increasing a Decade After Prominent Study
    In November 1999, the Institute of Medicine (“IOM”) issued a comprehensive report, authored by 22 top medical experts, titled “To Err is Human” in which it  concluded that approximately 98,000 people die each year from preventable…
Rank this Week: 3266

Goldstein & Hayes Blog

Goldstein & Hayes Blog

Covers personal injury law.

http://www.goldsteinhayes.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    IDENTIFYING A BRAIN INJURY

    IDENTIFYING A BRAIN INJURY
    Every year, 2.5 million people suffer from traumatic brain injury, according to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention. Brain injuries may result from many causes, including car accidents, falls, toxic substances, improper…
  • Apr 16

    Pedestrian Safety Tip

    Pedestrian Safety Tip
    Walking is good for your health. Medical experts say that a brisk walk can help you maintain a healthy weight, prevent disease, strengthen bones, lift your mood, and improve your balance. Walking poses risks, however. The CDC reports that…
  • Apr 14

    Coping With the Loss of a Loved One

    Coping With the Loss of a Loved One
    Losing the life of a loved one is a tragic, life-altering event. Such a loss can come with profound amounts of grief, especially when that loss was unexpected. Dealing effectively with your grief is essential to your recovery and long-term…
Rank this Week: 3869

St. Louis Personal Injury Blog

St. Louis Personal Injury Blog

Covers medical malpractice and personal injury in Missouri and Illinois. By Todd N. Hendrickson.

http://stlouisinjurylawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Another Reason to Ban Smart Phones from the OR? What’s the First Reason?

    Another Reason to Ban Smart Phones from the OR? What’s the First Reason?
    A report titled Another Reason Why You Should Ban Smart Phones from the OR raise, at least for me, this question: What’s the first reason? Is there any reason why a surgeon, anesthesiologist, nurse or surgical tech should be using a…
  • Feb 5

    Its OK to Flash Your Headlights to Warn of Speed Trap

    Its OK to Flash Your Headlights to Warn of Speed Trap
    In a preliminary ruling issued on February 3, 2014, a federal judge ruled that flashing your headlights at oncoming traffic to warn of a speed trap is constitutionally protected speech. Judge Henry Autry, in the case of Elli v. City of…
  • Jan 7

    How Much Will My New Hip Cost? Likely Your Doctor Doesn’t Know …

    How Much Will My New Hip Cost? Likely Your Doctor Doesn’t Know …
    How much is something going to cost? Always a fair question and almost always one that can be answered before you purchase anything. But when you are talking about medical procedures, particularly things like hip and knee replacements, you…
Rank this Week: 4153

Atlanta Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Atlanta Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Comments on injury law with an emphasis on medical malpractice. By Kaplan & Lukowski LLP.

http://www.atlantamedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Court must consider whether expert's testimony is reliable

    Court must consider whether expert's testimony is reliable
    The Georgia Court of Appeals has made it easier for people injured by a medical laboratory's negligence to successfully sue the lab. In Lavelle v. Laboratory Corporation of America, Cathleen Lavelle had a pap smear in 2006 which a…
  • Apr 3

    Honesty is the best policy

    Honesty is the best policy
    Transparency means something is easy to understand, honest and open. Transparency means no secrets. While we hear this term in the context of things the government doesn't tell its citizens, increased transparency in medicine will likely…
  • Mar 26

    Another Myth Goes Down the Drain

    Another Myth Goes Down the Drain
    Earlier this century there was a push, orchestrated by medical associations and insurance companies, to impose what they called "tort reform". These so-called reforms, including "caps" or the amount that can be recovered for "non-economic"…
Rank this Week: 3878

Baltimore Birth Injury Lawyers…

Baltimore Birth Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury law. By Wais, Vogelstein & Forman.

http://www.baltimorebirthinjurylawyers.com/
  • Apr 1

    Birth Injury Lawsuit Tops List of Largest Settlements of 2013

    Birth Injury Lawsuit Tops List of Largest Settlements of 2013
    The family of a child born with cerebral palsy settled a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital and several physicians for $7.5 million. The lawsuit, Martinez, et al v. Ebert, et al, alleged that the child's condition resulted from…
  • Mar 21

    Medical Panel Deprives Birth Injury Victim of Compensation

    Medical Panel Deprives Birth Injury Victim of Compensation
    In a recent birth injury case, Mwangi v. Merlin, the Massachusetts Appeals Court panel affirmed the dismissal of the plaintiff's claims against two physicians. This case illustrates the problems with medical panels and arbitration panels that…
  • Mar 18

    Supporters of a Midwife Clinic in South Carolina Protest State Regulations That Could Close It

    Supporters of a Midwife Clinic in South Carolina Protest State Regulations That Could Close It
    There have been recent protests in Charleston, South Carolina having to do with a natural birth center and new state health department laws governing midwives. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control states that, in…
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Military Medical Malpractice Blog

Military Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers the Federal Tort Claims Act, Military Claims Act, military malpractice, military negligence and VA hospitals.

http://www.militarymedicalmalpracticeblog.com
  • Feb 5

    Medical Malpractice Claims by United States Veterans Continue to Rise

    Medical Malpractice Claims by United States Veterans Continue to Rise
    As thousands of soldiers returned home from overseas in recent years, American taxpayers have paid more not just for veterans’ medical care but for a surge in malpractice claims against veterans hospitals. Settlements and court…
  • Mar 20

    U.S. Soldier Kills Innocent Civilians in Afghanistan & The Foreign Claims Act

    U.S. Soldier Kills Innocent Civilians in Afghanistan & The Foreign Claims Act
    The recent horrendous murder of innocent civilians, including women and children, by an Army soldier in Afghanistan raises many questions as to how the United States will proceed once its investigation is completed.  One of those questions…
  • Mar 8

    36 U.S. and NATO Troops Killed by Rogue Afghan Soldiers in Last 13 Month

    36 U.S. and NATO Troops Killed by Rogue Afghan Soldiers in Last 13 Month
    A few weeks ago, two American Army officers were shot to death as they sat at their desks inside the Afghan Interior Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan, apparently by a rogue Afghan security officer.  The killer escaped and has not been…
Rank this Week: 4748

Elkus, Sisson & Rosenstein Blog

Elkus, Sisson & Rosenstein Blog

Provides information on personal injury and auto accident news in Denver, CO and all surrounding cities.

http://www.elkusandsisson.com/blog/
  • Jan 10

    Brachial Plexus Injuries at Birth

    Brachial Plexus Injuries at Birth
    The brachial plexus is a network of nerve fibers that runs from the neck to the arm. A newborn baby can suffer a brachial plexus injury during birth if a physician or midwife uses excessive force during delivery. One common cause of…
  • Dec 10

    Jury Acquits Brighton Officer in Assault Case

    Jury Acquits Brighton Officer in Assault Case
    “Well obviously he feels vindicated since he never felt he did anything wrong,” said Henninger’s attorney, Donald Sisson   Read the entire story here.The post Jury Acquits Brighton Officer in Assault Case appeared first…
  • Nov 24

    Verdict Search Jan 2013 McLallen Wrongful Termination Suit

    Verdict Search Jan 2013 McLallen Wrongful Termination Suit
    Click to view PDFThe post Verdict Search Jan 2013 McLallen Wrongful Termination Suit appeared first on Elkus Sisson & Rosenstein.
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Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers medical negligence. By Kroot Law LLC.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.net/
  • Jan 2

    New Study Suggests Many Knee Surgeries Are Unnecessary

    New Study Suggests Many Knee Surgeries Are Unnecessary
    One of the most common knee surgeries performed on patients today may be completely unnecessary in many instances, according to a recent study out of Finland. The study followed 146 patients between the ages of 35 and 65 with symptoms of…
  • Nov 26

    Steep Decline In Medical Malpractice Payouts Did Not Reduce Health Cost

    Steep Decline In Medical Malpractice Payouts Did Not Reduce Health Cost
    For over a decade, proponents of tort reform have argued medical malpractice reform is needed to reduce spiraling healthcare costs. If these reforms were implemented, tort reformers promised reduced healthcare costs. Opponents of tort…
  • Nov 11

    New Approach To Medical Malpractice: Disclose, Apologize and Offer

    New Approach To Medical Malpractice: Disclose, Apologize and Offer
    Doctors are human, just like everyone else. Consequently, doctors can and do make mistakes. When medical malpractice does occur, the defense-oriented culture has nearly always been to deny, defend, and counter attack. One major medical…
Rank this Week: 4123

Phoenix Medical Malpractice…

Phoenix Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers medical malpractice and birth injury cases. By the Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C.

http://www.azmedmalatty.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

    How Many Die from Medical Mistakes in U.S. Hospitals?

    How Many Die from Medical Mistakes in U.S. Hospitals?
    How Many Die from Medical Mistakes in U.S. Hospitals? An updated estimate says it could be at least 210,000 patients a year, more than twice the number in a frequently quoted Institute of Medicine report.…
  • Jun 4

    Hep A Outbreak from Berry Mix Prompts Lawsuit

    Hep A Outbreak from Berry Mix Prompts Lawsuit
    Hep A Outbreak from Berry Mix Prompts Lawsuit A lawsuit has been filed against Costco Corporation and Oregon-based Townsend Farms over a multi-state outbreak of Hepatitis A linked to a frozen berry mix made by Townsend and sold at...
  • May 20

    Medical Malpractice Claims Increase Patient Safety

    Medical Malpractice Claims Increase Patient Safety
    LOS ANGELES - MUCH of the discussion over the Affordable Care Act has focused on whether it will bring down health care costs. Less attention has been paid to another goal of the act: improving patient safety. Each year tens...
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Wagners Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Wagners Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers Nova Scotia hospital negligence, birth injuries and doctor negligence.

http://www.wagnersmedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.ca/
  • Jul 8

    Medical Malpractice Injuries Increase in July

    Medical Malpractice Injuries Increase in July
    Patients in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI, who may be attending doctors and hospitals this summer are at increased risk of suffering injury as a result of medical malpractice according to a recent study. The Globe and Mail reported that…
  • May 18

    Birth Delivery Often Demands Urgent Care

    Birth Delivery Often Demands Urgent Care
    One particular area of obstetrical care that is especially significant with respect to medical malpractice litigation is the issue of urgency. A sense of urgency so often surrounds the practice of obstetrics when problems arise in the birth…
  • May 15

    Cerebral Palsy Patient Has $3.2 Million Damage Award Restored By Canada's Highest Court

    Cerebral Palsy Patient Has $3.2 Million Damage Award Restored By Canada's Highest Court
    The medical malpractice lawyers at Wagners have represented, and continue to represent, many cerebral palsy patients (and their families) in medical malpractice law suits against the birthing doctor and nurses. Quite recently, the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 4198

Maryland Medical Malpractice…

Maryland Medical Malpractice Attorneys Blog

Comments on Maryland medical malpractice. By Cardaro & Peek, LLC.

http://www.marylandmedicalmalpracticeattorneysblog.com/
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Kaiser Medical Malpractice Lawyer…

Kaiser Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog

By Moseley Collins.

http://www.kaisermedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 29

    Kaiser Birth Injury Attorney in Sacramento, CA - A Necessity!

    Kaiser Birth Injury Attorney in Sacramento, CA - A Necessity!
    Are you having a baby at one of Kaiser's hospitals? If so, you are probably expecting to have a smooth delivery. This is what happens in most deliveries. Nothing goes wrong and the baby is born safely. The truth of the matter is that not all…
  • Mar 22

    A Guide to Medical Negligence Solicitors in California

    A Guide to Medical Negligence Solicitors in California
    At some point in life, someone has to deal with medical negligence. Despite much advancement in the medical field, we can see medical negligence cases being dealt in the court. Why is it so? This is because mistakes cannot be prevented all…
  • Mar 15

    Injuries During Birth Due to Medical Malpractice

    Injuries During Birth Due to Medical Malpractice
    Have you heard news that you are going to become a parent? If so, this good news calls for celebration. There is no doubt that the birth of a baby is the happiest time for newlywed couples. Whenever a baby is born, everyone is happy,…
Rank this Week: 4855

Washington DC Metro Personal…

Washington DC Metro Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice and personal injury legal issues in Washington, DC. By Stein, Mitchell, Muse & Cipollone LLP

http://www.washingtondcmetropersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    METRO CRASH SPURS NEW FEDERAL TRANSIT OVERSIGHT

    METRO CRASH SPURS NEW FEDERAL TRANSIT OVERSIGHT
    Now more than three years after the horrific Metro Red Line train crash that claimed the lives of nine and injured many others on June 22, 2009, Congress has mandated stronger federal oversight of public transit systems.
  • Jul 31

    AAA DECRIES TRAFFIC CAMERAS AS MONEYMAKERS

    AAA DECRIES TRAFFIC CAMERAS AS MONEYMAKERS
    As the economic slowdown drags on and budget-tightening continues nationwide, the Mid-Atlantic branch of the American Automobile Association ("AAA") has expressed heightened concern about local governments using automated law enforcement…
  • Jun 13

    VIRGINIA INSPIRES NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR LIFE-SAVING DRUG IN SCHOOLS

    VIRGINIA INSPIRES NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR LIFE-SAVING DRUG IN SCHOOLS
    Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in Congress to allow the placement of non-student-specific epinephrine in public schools. The House bill (H.R. 3627), sponsored by Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) and entitled the…
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Public Protection Lawyer's Blog

Public Protection Lawyer's Blog

Features commentary on medical malpractice law. By Glenn L. Goodhart.

http://publicprotectionlawyer.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 19

    Reminder to my blog-reading friend

    Reminder to my blog-reading friend
    Several months ago I moved my blog over to my law firm’s website.  If you were wondering where the recent posts were, take a look at  http://www.publicprotectionlawyer.com/blog/  
  • May 3

    Puny Punitive

    Puny Punitive
    Punitive damage awards come up only occasionally in medical malpractice cases because punitive damages are only awarded to “penalize, punish, or deter” a defendant.   Doctors are typically trying to help but make mistakes out of…
  • Apr 23

    Capped Out

    Capped Out
    It’s happened again.  Bryanna Baker, then 24-years old, became a cardiac cripple in need of a heart transplant because her heart attack was misdiagnosed.
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Portland Personal Injury Attorney…

Portland Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers injury issues, the civil justice system, consumer safety, legislation and cases of note. By David Sugerman.

http://pdxpersonalinjuryattorney.com
  • Oct 9

    National Public Radio coverage of Iraq vets’ exposure to sodium dichromate

    National Public Radio coverage of Iraq vets’ exposure to sodium dichromate
    Here is a link to NPR’s story on National Guard soldiers’ exposures to sodium dichromate while serving in Iraq. The story focuses on the West Virginia National Guard, though it also mentions that soldiers from Indiana and Oregon were…
  • Oct 6

    West Virginia National Guard troops file suit against KBR for exposure injurie

    West Virginia National Guard troops file suit against KBR for exposure injurie
    Add the West Virginia National Guard troops to the list of Iraqi war vets exposed to chemicals while guarding KBR contractors at Qarmat Ali in 2003. Here is a recent news story about the filing on behalf of the West Virginia soldiers.
  • Oct 2

    Court fee increases threaten middle and low-income Oregonians access to civil justice system

    Court fee increases threaten middle and low-income Oregonians access to civil justice system
    The Oregon budget crisis created a number of problems and many are still coming home to roost. Now the bill has come for the civil justice system. Effective yesterday, the Oregon Judicial Department implemented new fees for filing lawsuits…
Rank this Week: 4921

Medical Malpractice in Utah

Medical Malpractice in Utah

Discusses medical malpractice issues in Utah. By Todd Wahlquist.

http://utah-medical-malpractice.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    Is Your Lawyer an SOB?

    Is Your Lawyer an SOB?
    An acquaintance told me recently that he hired a particular attorney because he heard the attorney was an "SOB." That struck me as a rather odd requirement and got me to thinking, why would you want an SOB for an attorney?If you were hiring…
  • Mar 17

    Large Firm v. Small Firm

    Large Firm v. Small Firm
    I receive many phone calls from potential clients medical malpractice clients who ask about the size of my firm. It seems that many people have an idea in their head about the size of the firm they would like representing them. I don't know…
  • Feb 13

    Why won't the doctor give me my records?

    Why won't the doctor give me my records?
    I got a call from a man the other day who was very upset because he wanted a copy of his medical records and the staff at his physician's office wouldn't turn them over. I hear this all the time and it makes me very angry.
Rank this Week: 4754