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15 Apr 2013, 5:19 am by briadm
The executor of the estate of a woman who passed away is continuing her personal injury lawsuit against Zimmer, Inc. for injuries she allegedly suffered as the result of a hip replacement. Mary Jo Ott filed the lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Ott died at the age of 66 of causes unrelated to the hip replacement. The executor of her estate, Jori A. Greybill, continued with the lawsuit pursuant to the Survival Act. The lawsuit alleges that as a result… [read post]
9 Apr 2013, 2:16 am by Bob Briskman
A mother in Illinois has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the obstetrician who delivered her daughter, claiming that excessive force resulted in the child’s Erb’s palsy. The lawsuit against Chicago’s Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center was originally filed in Cook County Circuit Court, but was later transferred to federal court for the Northern District of Illinois. The lawsuit claims that the mother was admitted to Mount Sinai on July 3, 2010. During the delivery of… [read post]
6 Jan 2010, 5:01 am
In Spar v. Cha, M.D., No. 45S05-0906-CV-273 (Ind. 2009), plaintiff patient brought a medical malpractice claim against defendant doctor after the patient suffered complications and infections following laparoscopic surgery. The Indiana Supreme Court ("ISC") held, in part, that the defense of incurred risk (assumption of risk) was not and could not be a defense to plaintiff patient's lack of informed consent claim. In echoing the Indiana Court of Appeals prior decision in this case, the ISC explained… [read post]
30 Jan 2012, 9:17 am by admin
Some hospitals have forgotten that they have a duty to both tend to their patients' acute condition as well as their overall medical care needs. As the largest organ in the body, hospitals must remember to take care of the patient's skin. When skin care goes ignored, hospital patients are prone to develop bed sores during their admission. Particularly in patients who may be recovering from a surgery or illness that leaves them with compromised mobility, hospital staff must take efforts to move the… [read post]
6 Dec 2013, 1:47 pm by Ed Wallis
FREE CONSULTATION, CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-632-1404 As a Memphis, Tennessee medical malpractice lawyer with the ability for members of our team to also investigate claims in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Kentucky, we wanted to provide this information to the public. Arkansas Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for Surgical Mistake Doris D. Riddick of Arkansas has initiated a medical malpractice lawsuit against her podiatrist for performing avoidable surgical procedures that forced her to suffer from… [read post]
4 Jan 2012, 8:26 am by medmalattorney
By Emily Mapp Brannon, Virginia Medical Malpractice Attorney An attorney with the Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton law firm has written about the health risks associated with ruptured breast implants. Our firm understands the devastating side effects that can result from a ruptured breast implant. We represented a client who suffered major deformities from a rupture and took her case all the way to the Virginia Supreme Court. To learn more, take a look at “Breast Implants Still Causing Harm.” AC About… [read post]
28 Dec 2009, 5:42 am
Indiana's Comparative Fault Act does not apply to medical malpractice actions against qualified health care providers. I.C. § 34-51-2-1(b)(1). Consequently, the common law principles of negligence apply to medical malpractice claims, and contributory negligence on the part of the plaintiff, if found, will bar the plaintiff's recovery against a qualified health care provider. King v. Clark, 709 N.E.2d 1043, 1046 (Ind. Ct. App. 1999), transfer denied. For example, a plaintiff's failure to follow a… [read post]
14 Mar 2013, 3:58 am by Paul Greenberg
An Illinois couple has filed a lawsuit against Pfizer after a birth injury resulted in their son’s death. The plaintiffs assert that their son was exposed to the antidepressant Zoloft, manufactured by Pfizer, and that he suffered from syndactyly and hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which eventually led to his death. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and names the distributors and manufacturer of Zoloft as defendants. The claims… [read post]
4 Jan 2012, 12:46 pm by medmalattorney
By Rick Shapiro, Virginia Medical Malpractice Lawyer An attorney with the Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton law firm has published an article about cut ureter injuries and the potentially life-altering consequences of having a surgeon carelessly make this error. To learn more, check out “Ureter Injury From Laparoscopic Surgery Can Have Serious Consequences.” PA About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers… [read post]
6 Dec 2013, 1:39 pm by Ed Wallis
FREE CONSULTATION, CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-632-1404 As a Memphis, Tennessee medical malpractice lawyer with the ability for members of our team to also investigate claims in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Kentucky, we wanted to provide this information to the public. Tennessee Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against Hospital for Meningitis Outbreak Springfield resident Joyce McKinney’s doctor referred her to Saint Thomas Outpatient Neurosurgical Center in August 2012 so that she could have a… [read post]
18 Mar 2013, 1:36 pm by Paul Greenberg
Distracted driving is extremely dangerous. Indeed, according to the National Safety Council’s Transportation Safety Group, the top cause of automobile accidents is distracted driving. The organization found that distraction was a causal factor in approximately 80 percent of all car crashes. Those accidents have tragic consequences. According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, there were 3,331 fatalities in distraction-related motor vehicle accidents in 2011, an increase… [read post]
8 Jan 2012, 2:54 pm by medmalattorney
By Emily Mapp Brannon, Medical Malpractice lawyer in Virginia An attorney with the Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton law firm has written about a disturbing report that released by the New York Times that shows most preventable medical errors are not reported. When a mistake is investigated, many hospitals do not take any action to prevent the error from happening again in the future. To learn more, read “Startling Report Reveals Lack of Oversight, Action on Preventable Medical Errors.” PA About the… [read post]
10 Oct 2010, 6:56 pm by Andrew Barovick
Florida’s medical malpractice liability insurers have been profiting for the past 6 years. New liability companies apparently can’t wait to write medical malpractice “products” there.  Here is the News Press’s take on how robust Florida’s market for medical liability insurance has become. And as Alan Belsky points out in in his firm’s blawg, Maryland Malpractice Lawyer, this comfort level for the insurance companies is not confined to Florida. In Pennsylvania, a… [read post]
29 Dec 2010, 5:14 am by Ed Wallis
FREE CONSULTATION, CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-632-1404 DO NOT DELAY. ACT TODAY. As a Memphis, Tennessee medical malpractice lawyer, we wanted to report on the following article and advise we are available to discuss the facts of your case with you. While not within the states of Tennessee, Mississippi or Arkansas related to medical malpractice, there are two items in the news relating to medical malpractice lawyers.  The Arizona Republic (12/29) reports, “Hospitals can call a preferred private… [read post]
4 Sep 2013, 4:32 am by Ed Wallis
FREE CONSULTATION, CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-632-1404 As a Memphis, Tennessee medical malpractice lawyer with the ability to also investigate claims in Mississippi and Arkansas, we wanted to provide this information to the public. Mississippi Medical Malpractice Lawsuit In one of the recent Mississippi medical malpractice lawsuits, a jury awarded $5 million claim to a plaintiff in Coahoma County after finding the defendant guilty of medical negligence. The plaintiff claimed that the defendant was… [read post]
20 Mar 2013, 1:39 pm by Paul Greenberg
Personal injury lawsuits, in which the wrongful action of a person or entity is alleged to cause injury to another’s person or property, account for a large portion of civil litigation in the United States. Personal injury lawsuits are commonly filed over automobile collisions, workplace accidents, medical malpractice or defective products. According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, there are more than 31 million injuries requiring the care of a doctor each year in the… [read post]
11 Jul 2013, 6:22 am by Ed Wallis
FREE CONSULTATION, CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-632-1404 As a Memphis, Tennessee medical malpractice lawyer with the ability to also investigate claims in Mississippi and Arkansas, we wanted to provide this information to the public. Arkansas Medical Malpractice Lawsuit A birth defect is a form of trauma or injury received by a newborn during the time of birth. Under Arkansas law, birth injuries resulting from negligence on the part of the hospital staff at the time of delivery or labor and that could… [read post]
4 Sep 2013, 4:30 am by Ed Wallis
FREE CONSULTATION, CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-632-1404 As a Memphis, Tennessee medical malpractice lawyer with the ability to also investigate claims in Mississippi and Arkansas, we wanted to provide this information to the public. Arkansas Medical Malpractice Lawsuit On May 16, 2013, an Arkansas medical malpractice jury found a nursing home in Faulkner County negligent in the treatment and care of a woman resident. The jury returned a unanimous verdict against the nursing home after it found that the… [read post]
11 Jul 2013, 6:19 am by Ed Wallis
FREE CONSULTATION, CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-632-1404 As a Memphis, Tennessee medical malpractice lawyer with the ability to also investigate claims in Mississippi and Arkansas, we wanted to provide this information to the public. Tennessee Medical Practice Lawsuit: Birth Injury Defects The number of Tennessee medical malpractice cases has grown exponentially over the past few years. Of these, birth defect injuries have registered a remarkable increase. A number of medical malpractice lawsuits have… [read post]
22 Mar 2013, 3:21 pm by medmalattorney
By Jim Lewis, North Carolina (NC) Medical Malpractice Lawyer A family from Taylorsville, North Carolina (NC) took the state to the Supreme Court when state officials placed a lien for $933,333.33 on the family’s $2.8 million medical malpractice settlement. To find out the Supreme Court’s ruling follow the link to “Supreme Court Rules Against N.C. Claim of Malpractice Settlement”. About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton &… [read post]