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21 Nov 2011, 2:07 pm by Leland Garvin
2012 could be historic for injured patients if the Florida Supreme Court follows the lead of Georgia, Illinois, and other states who have declared caps on damages in medical malpractice cases to be unconstitutional. The courts have reasoned that limitations on damages violate an individual’s access to the courts, treat the medical profession different from all others, and often force the state taxpayers to absorb the cost of future care. Medical malpractice law has always been a… [read post]
25 Jan 2010, 7:58 pm by Salcido
Utah Wrongful Death Attorney Personal injury at times results in the death of a loved one.  The spouse and dependent children of someone who has died as the result of the negligence of another are entitled to damages for the loss of their loved one including the loss of earnings and loss of companionship of the father or mother who died.  Lawsuits of this nature are referred to as “wrongful death” lawsuits and are independent of a personal injury lawsuit.  For example, a person who was… [read post]
22 Jan 2010, 3:07 pm by Salcido
Utah Road Construction Car Accident Attorney Everyone hates construction, and if you haven’t noticed, it seems like Utah’s roads are always under construction whether in Salt Lake City, Ogden, or Provo.  In spite of the massive reconstruction of I-15 which took place in the late 1990s, I-15 continues to have extensive road construction.  Not only does this construction cause delays (and with them headaches and road rage), it also causes an unsafe driving environment in which accidents… [read post]
8 Jan 2014, 11:50 am
According to the Daily Report, at the center of a medical malpractice retrial in Cobb County, Georgia, is whether an obstetrician will be held liable for a baby born with brain damage in 2008. The baby in question, Tucker Sutton, also called "Mighty Tuck" by his loved ones, sustained the injuries when he became trapped in his mother's birth canal for 1 minute and 58 seconds - what would have been a death sentence to most. Baby Tucker, however, survived--although he is likely to deal with the… [read post]
7 Dec 2011, 5:44 pm by medmalattorney
By Randy Appleton, Medical Negligence Attorney in Virginia My colleague Jim Lewis has written about the recent news that Medicare is opening up its claims database to insurance companies, employers and consumer groups so the organizations can grade doctors and hospitals. Efforts to produce healt care provider report cards are aimed at helping consumers pick medical specialists. To learn more, check out “Does Your Doctor Make the Grade? Physician Report Cards Coming Soon.” PA About the Editors:… [read post]
4 Dec 2010, 12:44 pm 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. The New York Times (10/19, D7, Rabin) reports in Vital Signs that “despite a requirement that hospitals abide by a standard set of procedures to prevent surgical mistakes like operating on the wrong patient or the wrong body part, such errors continue to… [read post]
15 Mar 2011, 4:42 am by Andrew Barovick
From WNYC News, we have the latest on the fight over medical malpractice caps in Albany. Assemblyman Richard Gottfried is allied with patient safety, but does not sound confident about the result of the coming budget negotiations. From Missouri, we get another reminder of the failure by tort “reformers” to focus on the source of medical malpractice litigation–negligent, or in this case, drunk physicians. How about a little dose of criminal liability to shape things up in the… [read post]
4 Dec 2010, 12:36 pm by Ed Wallis
FREE CONSULTATION, CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-632-1404 DO NOT DELAY. ACT TODAY. The Dallas Morning News (11/17, Dunklin) DMN Investigates blog says, “A new federal report found that 1 in 7 Medicare patients experienced harmful medical care during hospitalization, extending their stays in many cases, contributing to the deaths of some and costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.” In the report, the “inspector general projected that about 134,000 Medicare patients had endured so-called… [read post]
31 Dec 2011, 11:50 am by medmalattorney
By Emily Mapp Brannon, Surgeon’s Mistake Victim Attorney in Virginia An attorney with the Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton law firm has published an article on cut bowel injuries stemming from careless medical errors. The complications a patient can suffer from a nicked bowel are excruciating. Some patients even have to wear a colostomy bag for months in order for the perforation to hear properly. To learn more, check out “Bowel Perforation During Surgery Can Cause Life-Altering… [read post]
23 Feb 2011, 7:17 am by Hopkins
It is disappointing when otherwise intelligent, insightful people simply choose to ignore facts and fail to protect the very people they have sworn to serve. It is no secret that many industry-wed lawmakers have been working for a long time to place damage caps on injuries caused by the negligence of others. Those same industry-owned lawmakers stand for protecting the profits of hospitals and insurance companies over the protection of citizens. These are legislators and executive branch folks who… [read post]
23 Jan 2010, 2:55 pm by Salcido
Failure to Diagnose a Heart Attack Over a million Americans suffer a myocardial infarction (commonly referred to as a “heart attack”) each year. About half of all heart attacks result in severe injury or death to the patient. Quick and proper treatment can often prevent fatality, so there is no room for mistake or negligence on the part of medical providers. Unfortunately, we have seen several cases in which emergency room doctors, cardiologists, or other physicians have ignored symptoms,… [read post]
12 Feb 2011, 12:43 pm by Andrew Barovick
It’s now well established that tort “reformers” and hypocrisy go together like peanut butter and jelly.  Just think back to one of my favorite examples: alleged newsman and tort “reform” champion, John Stossel, who railed against frivolous lawsuits, but had no problem bringing one of his own. It was during one of his hard-hitting, investigative pieces about professional wrestling.  Poor John wanted to reveal the terrible secret about the sport–that it is fixed–even… [read post]
2 Jul 2012, 10:00 am
According to a recent article in The Sacramento Bee, there has been another challenge to California's controversial medical malpractice law, the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA). In a case involving an attorney, Gary Gavello, who died after an operation, his wife and three children are appealing their recent award in their lawsuit against the anesthesiologist. MICRA limits any damages in a lawsuit that pertain to emotional loss due to the death of a loved one or pain and suffering to… [read post]
22 Jan 2010, 7:54 pm by Salcido
Recovering Damages in a Utah Personal Injury Lawsuit The law of personal injury is based on the principle of restitution.  Restitution is carried out by tortfeasor (he who caused the injury) by restoring all that has been lost by the injured party.  Generally speaking, there are many physical injuries which simply cannot be restored.  Many injuries involved in car accidents, for example, simply cannot be undone, such as injuries to the spinal cord in many cases.  Further, there is no way to get… [read post]
3 Jan 2011, 9:34 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. The Seattle Post Intelligencer (12/29, Ho) reported, “The family of a woman who died after liposuction at a Bellevue clinic has sued the clinic and doctor who did the procedure, a month after the state charged the doctor with unprofessional conduct.”… [read post]
3 Jan 2011, 9:42 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. A low vitality score, better known as an Apgar score, at birth is a strong predictor of a later diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy according to a new study published on bmj.com. The authors learned that children with an Apgar score of less than 3 at birth had a 100… [read post]
8 Jul 2012, 12:50 pm by medmalattorney
Richard Shapiro, an attorney with the Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton law firm recently wrote about a medical malpractice case in which the jury awarded $78 million to a three-year-old girl who suffers from cerebral palsy after a delay in her birth caused by faulty hospital equipment. To learn more, read Jury Awards $78 Million in Medical Malpractice Case against Hospital. by Jim Lewis About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton include medical and surgical… [read post]
25 Nov 2013, 7:39 am
The medical malpractice case of Muscogee County former cotton mill worker, Thomas Jackson, lasted for an agonizing eight days, but the resulting $6.7 million jury verdict against a local surgeon may not be as cut-and-dry as it seems. The jury awarded the plaintiff $5.2 million for his medical malpractice claim, and an additional $1.5 million was to go to his wife, Linda, for her loss of consortium claim. A policy limit of $2 million, however, means the man and his wife will likely collect no more… [read post]
3 Jan 2011, 9:32 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. HealthDay (12/29, Dotinga) reported that “bacteria often contaminate the hands of those who give anesthesia to surgical patients, and those germs contribute to disease transmission during operations,” according to a study published in the journal… [read post]
12 Dec 2011, 7:39 am by Hopkins
It is a part of the Florida Constitution. It seemed fair to patients. With hospitals and doctors claiming the medical negligence problem was over blown, Florida Section 25, "Patients' right to know about adverse medical incidents", seemed like a common sense and fair law. Read it. It is not very complicated. But, since 2004, hospitals have been spending a great deal of time and money trying to circumvent, dodge and slip under the law. Sadly, hospitals have had reasonable success in throwing up… [read post]