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17 Apr 2014, 2:34 pm
The members of a 2002 task force appointed by former Governor Jeb Bush are calling for a constitutional amendment in an effort to combat a Florida Supreme Court decision that struck down caps on certain medical malpractice awards. The task force members would like to place the malpractice caps on much more solid footing. The cap on non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, was recommended to the legislature and passed in 2003. The five individuals who served on that task force reached… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 1:22 pm by Raúl
Jarve Kaplan Granato Starr, LLC, a personal injury law firm in Marlton, New Jersey, has launched an Essentials website. The law firm of Jarve Kaplan Granato Starr, LLC concentrates its practice on serious personal injury matters and civil litigation. Consisting solely of trial lawyers, the firm regularly represents catastrophically injured individuals. The Marlton personal injury lawyers at Jarve Kaplan Granato Starr, LLC have obtained numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 9:00 am by Robert Kreisman
A Will County, Ill., jury entered a $1,066,000 verdict against an orthopedic surgeon, David Burt, M.D.  Virginia Faletti, 82, underwent endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery on her right wrist at Edward Hospital.  The surgery was done to relieve pressure on the median nerve because of crowding within the carpal tunnel of the wrist.  Dr. Burt, however, cut the median nerve during the surgery.  After the procedure, Faletti felt pain and numbness in the right hand and wrist,… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
Academics have underestimated sensitivity of medical system to liability pressures [Michael Frakes, SSRN via TortsProf] “Nobody has gone out and bought a new home” — Mark Lanier talks down his verdict knocking $9 billion out of Takeda and Lilly after two hours of deliberation by a Lafayette, La. jury [Reuters] Japanese drugmaker says it had won three previous trials [ABA Journal] Nursing home in living-up-to-its-name town of West Babylon sued over hiring male strippers to… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 11:15 am
Hospital-associated infection can be medical malpractice. 5% of hospital inpatients develop an infection during their stay. As a result patients who develop an infection usually have to extend their stay in the hospital. Hospital acquired infection if not diagnosed and treated properly can also lead to the death of the patient. . Blood transfusion is a very common hospital procedure during which the patient has a risk of developing an infection. Hospitals have different strategies as to when a… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 10:40 am
Massachusetts General Hospital doctors George Velmaho and Alasdair Conn have agreed to settle for $4.5 million the Boston medical malpractice lawsuit accusing them of negligence in the 2005 death of a 62-year-old patient. Geraldine Moran was placed under their care when she broke a number of ribs after falling off a ladder while cleaning her home. Even after doctors at another hospital conducted a high-tech medical scan showing that one of her ribs was cracked so that a sharp portion of the bone… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 8:29 am by John Hochfelder
After only 23 1/2 weeks gestation, Zalaya Tart was born prematurely at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx on April 29, 2005. She weighed only 542 grams (1.1 pounds) and was just on the edge of being able to survive. Zalaya had a host of life-threatening medical problems associated with her extreme prematurity and low birth weight so an arterial line was placed in her right arm to continually monitor her blood pressure and get samples of her blood whenever needed. An arterial line (not a newborn) At… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 3:21 pm by oliver
I remember distinctly an anti-insurance fraud television advertisement during my childhood that featured a man ripping off a neck brace once he got behind closed doors. [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 9:23 am
In filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Birmingham, it's not enough for the plaintiff to show the defendant erred. He or she must prove that the error caused a compensable degree of harm. That could be in the form of additional medical expenses incurred as a result of the error. It could be in the form of lost wages, due to the fact that the error rendered you unable to work for a time. It could be physical pain, permanent scarring or impairment. Absent proof of physical harm, though, a… [read post]
15 Apr 2014, 8:10 am
Most Maine residents go to the doctor in hopes of taking care of their health. They don't anticipate that a visit to the doctor will get them sick. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that every day an estimated 1 in 20 patients develops an infection, a good percentage of which happen because pathogens have spread between patients through the hands of health care professionals. There are guidelines recommending all physicians wash their hands before and after a patient… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 12:27 pm by Donald Ward
(This article was originally published in the March 2014 Issue of the Journal, published by the Florida Justice Association. The article is reprinted here by permission of the author) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of suicide deaths in 2010 was 38,364, making it the tenth leading cause of death in America.[i] For younger demographics, the numbers are even more startling.  In children ages 10-14 and teenagers 15-19, it is the third leading cause of… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 12:27 pm by Donald Ward
(This article was originally published in the March 2014 Issue of the Journal, published by the Florida Justice Association. The article is reprinted here by permission of the author) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of suicide deaths in 2010 was 38,364, making it the tenth leading cause of death in America.[i] For younger demographics, the numbers are even more startling.  In children ages 10-14 and teenagers 15-19, it is the third leading cause of… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 10:16 am
For years, public policy in Florida allowed doctors unfettered authority. In 2004, voters approved Amendment 7, which created a constitutional right for patients to know about a health care facility or provider's adverse medical incidents, including medical malpractice. This right is important, but it is not total, and it remains important for plaintiffs to tailor their discovery requests appropriately. In a 2013 case a medical center sought review of an order that it produce specific documents in… [read post]
14 Apr 2014, 5:41 am by
Category: Recent Decisions;Medical Malpractice Opinions Body: AC34350 - Torres v. Carrese (Medical malpractice; "This appeal arises from a medical malpractice action brought by the plaintiff, Erika Torres, against the defendants, Alexander A. Carrese and Abraham J. Yaari, board certified obstetrician-gynecologists. The plaintiff claims: (1) the trial court erred in dismissing her professional negligence claims against both defendants on the ground that the written opinion letter that she attached… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 11:19 am by Brien Roche
Pediatric Heart Defects from Brien Roche LawA DC-Metro woman who is also a physician with the FDA gave birth to her third child in 2009; a seemingly healthy baby girl who nursed well and had gained weight before her very first pediatrician’s appointment. When the baby was about 6 weeks old she began vomiting, had difficulty nursing and appeared to be in pain; symptoms of which her doctor thought could be reflux.  The doctor suggested to the mother that she change the baby’s diet. A… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 9:00 am by Robert Kreisman
An 11-year-old lawsuit finally came to an end in St. Clair County, Ill., when the jury entered a $1 million verdict for the medical malpractice-wrongful death of 71-year-old Margaret Janet Brown.  The case stemmed from  a 2002 coronary artery bypass surgery that failed. In this case, the wrongful death-medical malpractice lawsuit was filed against a Bellville, Ill., anesthesiologist.  The doctor named as a defendant was Daniel P. Gillen of St. Clair Hospital Anesthesia.  St.… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 7:55 am
Our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers read about a sad case of an elderly couple failed by the psychiatric care system at a Georgia hospital. The tragic, and possibly avoidable, case involves Alex Blatt, a 70 year old who killed his wife of 40 years, Eva Blatt, in a psychotic episode in 2012. Mr. Blatt went to a Kaiser facility in November 2011 with psychosis, paranoia, delusions, impaired judgment, physical aggression, loose association, and racing thoughts. Staff noticed he was specifically… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 7:41 am
What is Personal Injury Law: It is a legal term or an injury to the body, mind or emotions. It covers physical injuries, mental injuries and death that result from the negligence or intentional misconduct of another person, group of individuals, or entity. The most common types of personal injury claims are automobile traffic accidents, accidents in the workplace, slip & fall or tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home and defective products. Also, included in the personal… [read post]
10 Apr 2014, 6:50 am by Matthew R. Arnold, Esq.
Attorney Matthew R. Arnold answering the question: “Can I wait a few months to pursue a personal injury claim?”   Almost six months after a horrific fair accident left several people seriously injured at the North Carolina State Fair, a group has filed the first personal injury lawsuit in the case. The suit was filed by four family members who were riding the Vortex at the time of the accident and all sustained serious injuries as a result of the malfunction.   The lawsuit was… [read post]
8 Apr 2014, 9:57 am by oliver
In the immediate turmoil after an accident, there are many things on an injured person’s mind. The recovery process, treatment options, liability for the accident, even representation options can cloud a mind already attempting to recover from a traumatic physical and emotional experience. [read post]