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16 Jan 2012, 7:58 am by HCWadmin
If you have been injured in a Connecticut accident or if you have been the victim of medical malpractice, chances are, you need the services of an experienced CT injury attorney. People who are considering making a claim for personal … Continue reading ? [read post]
8 May 2012, 8:34 am by HCWadmin
This week the Connecticut Supreme Court, in the case of Pin v. Kramer, agreed with the decision of the CT Appellate Court and ordered a new trial in a medical malpractice case. The reason for ordering a new trial is … Continue reading ? [read post]
1 Apr 2014, 2:00 am by thehealthlawfirm
By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Florida’s Supreme Court ruled 5-to-2 in favor of invalidating medical malpractice caps on non-economic damages. The initial legislation was put into place in … Continue reading → [read post]
11 Mar 2013, 3:56 am by Paul Greenberg
Elected officials in Cook County, Illinois are deciding whether to settle a medical malpractice lawsuit filed against the county by a man whose leg had to be amputated after he was treated at Cook County’s Stroger Hospital five years ago. The lawsuit is proposed to be settled for $1.75 million. The lawsuit, which was originally filed in 2010, alleges that the hospital did not meet the standard of care that was due to the patient. Court records show that Jessie Peoples went to the emergency… [read post]
7 Dec 2012, 12:10 am by Paul Greenberg
Rush University Medical Center in Chicago is the subject of a medical malpractice suit recently filed by a Cook County man who claims that the liver he received by transplant in May of 2011 had malignant cancer tissue. Johnny Sirbu claims that as a result of the transplant, he now has cancer. He is seeking at least $250,000 in damages. Also named as a defendant in the court filing is Virginia-based United Network for Organ Sharing, which provided the donated liver. According to the lawsuit, Sirbu… [read post]
25 Feb 2013, 1:48 am by Paul Greenberg
A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a nursing home on the South Side of Chicago after a patient, who was allegedly prescribed an overdose of medication, died. A representative of Sonya Eli file the lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging that the woman’s doctors wrote a prescription for a dangerous combination and dosage of medicine, causing her January 2011 death. The lawsuit claims that the nursing home, Rainbow Beach Nursing Center, was negligent in administering… [read post]
19 Mar 2013, 3:01 am by Paul Greenberg
According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there has been a startling increase in birth injuries in the United States. The study reveals that from 2000 through 2009, there was a 75 percent increase in emergencies during delivery, and post-delivery complications increased by 50 percent during the same time period. One result has been an increase in birth injury lawsuits by parents seeking compensation for medical malpractice. The risk of complications during delivery is… [read post]
14 Oct 2012, 11:33 pm by Paul Greenberg
A birth injury lawsuit has been filed in Cook County Circuit Court alleging that medical negligence caused a child to develop Erb’s Palsy. Christopher and Daniela Griffin filed the suit on behalf of themselves and their son, Christopher S. Griffin, Jr., against MetroSouth Medical Center and the attending physician, claiming that medical malpractice caused fetal distress during labor, leading to Christopher’s Erb’s palsy. Daniela Griffin was admitted to the hospital for delivery of her child on… [read post]
7 Aug 2012, 2:07 am by Paul Greenberg
An Illinois woman has filed a lawsuit over a birth injury that her daughter suffered during delivery, which resulted in the death of the child. The suit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court by Bianca Hernandez against two doctors and one nurse of the Northshore University Health System. The suit claims the birth injury was the result of medical malpractice. The lawsuit alleges doctors failed to perform a Caesarean section, resulting in the death of the child, named Emma. The suit seeks… [read post]
1 Feb 2013, 1:19 am by Paul Greenberg
A major scientific study of the effects of a nutritional supplement on brain injuries has yielded disappointing results. The U.S. military had hoped that the the supplement, citicoline, could be used to treat wounded veterans. In products available over the counter, it is marketed as having memory-enhancing effects, and it is used by doctors worldwide in the treatment of brain trauma and strokes, despite a mixed body of evidence. But in this, the most rigorous test conducted so far, citicoline was… [read post]
7 Sep 2012, 2:06 am by Paul Greenberg
A Pennsylvania jury awarded $78.5 million to a mother whose baby suffered a brain injury, finding that the child’s brain damage was the result of medical malpractice. The mother, Victoria Upsey, filed suit against Pottsdown Memorial Medical Center in Pennsylvania, as well as the medical professionals that attended her child’s delivery. Upsey was admitted to the hospital in August 2008. Doctors detected a placental abruption, in which the placental lining becomes prematurely separated from the… [read post]
22 Mar 2013, 2:07 am by Paul Greenberg
Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill into law that will standardize attorney’s fees in medical malpractice cases. While the new law will allow attorneys to charge up to one-third of the plaintiff’s award, the fees are capped at that amount and attorneys are not permitted to petition the court for additional fees. The Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association supported the bill. The new law brings the rules regarding attorney’s fees in medical malpractice cases in line with those in… [read post]
16 Aug 2012, 3:00 am by Paul Greenberg
A lawsuit has been filed in Cook County Circuit Court, claiming medical negligence in the case of a baby with Erb’s palsy. The parents are suing the doctors and the hospital where the baby was delivered, saying that they are at fault for the child’s condition. Alexander and Aracely Colon filed the lawsuit on behalf of their child, Elijah, on November 21, 2011. Saint Joseph Hospital is a defendant in the lawsuit, along with other medical personnel. According to the lawsuit, Elijah experienced… [read post]
21 Dec 2012, 1:15 am by Paul Greenberg
A doctor who has promoted a treatment for autistic children using a drug that suppresses testosterone has lost his license to practice medicine in Illinois and Missouri. Dr. Mark Geier’s therapy involves injecting children with the drug Lupron, a hormone inhibitor that is sometimes employed to “chemically castrate” sex offenders. Experts said the therapy was not based on sound science. Geier’s medical licenses in both Missouri and Illinois were revoked by authorities in those… [read post]
28 Aug 2012, 1:02 am by Paul Greenberg
The chief medical officer at the Chicago-area Northwest Community Hospital did not have a license to practice medicine during his entire eight-year tenure. Dr. Leighton Smith was chief medical officer at the hospital until he left the position on June 1. Smith was responsible for setting policy and managing the staff. Records show his medical license expired in 1999. With the top doctor lacking a license to practice medicine, some may question the quality of care at Northwest Community, and the… [read post]
3 Sep 2012, 1:08 am by Paul Greenberg
American International Group (AIG), the multinational insurance company, will pay state regulators millions of dollars in a settlement based on the corporation’s misreporting of workers’ compensation premiums. The company will pay $146 million, with the state of Illinois receiving $3.7 million of the total. Every state and the District of Columbia participated in a probe that was launched in 2008. The investigation revealed that AIG hid $2.12 billion or more in workers’ comp premiums by… [read post]
31 Aug 2012, 2:04 am by Paul Greenberg
A lawsuit has been filed in Illinois against Abbott Laboratories, the maker of Depakote, an anticonvulsant and mood-stabilizing drug. The suit alleges that plaintiffs suffered from birth defects, including spina bifida, due to their mothers’ use of the drug during pregnancy. The lawsuit, Battle, et al vs. Abbot Laboratories, was filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court on June 1, 2012. The lead plaintiff, Nicholas Battle, was born with spina bifida, as were several of the other plaintiffs. Other… [read post]
28 Feb 2013, 1:52 am by Bob Briskman
The Illinois General Assembly has passed a measure that would increase the attorneys’ fees allowed in medical malpractice cases, but would also prevent attorneys from petitioning the court for higher fees. The Illinois House of Representatives voted 67 to 46 to approve a Senate amendment to House Bill 5151, and the bill now awaits Governor Pat Quinn’s signature. The Senate had passed the bill on a 36-15 vote. In both houses of the state legislature, the vote was along party lines, with… [read post]
8 Oct 2012, 2:29 am by Paul Greenberg
The Missouri Supreme Court has overturned the state’s $350,000 limit on non-economic medical malpractice awards. The cap was a “tort reform” measure that the Missouri state legislature passed in 2005. In its 4-3 decision in the case of Watts v. Lester E. Cox Medical Centers, the Court ruled that limiting the awards is unconstitutional. Doctors, hospitals and health care companies decried the decision, claiming that removing the cap would drive up health care costs and even prompt doctors to… [read post]
26 Jul 2012, 4:01 am by Paul Greenberg
With the Supreme Court upholding President Obama’s signature health care reform law, and some vowing that his successor will overturn it, it is important to examine what Mitt Romney has pledged to do as President. Romney has made clear that he will institute caps on non-economic damages for medical malpractice lawsuits. This includes damages for pain and suffering, as a result of malpractice by medical professionals. Many believe that limiting such damages is harmful to patients who are injured… [read post]