Medical Malpractice Changes in the Last Decade

Medical technology has advanced greatly over the past decade. Medical breakthroughs have included using artificial intelligence (AI) to improve patient care, genomic advancements, and virtual reality (VR) for surgeons. Unfortunately, one area that has not changed much over the past ten years is medical malpractice. Doctors and hospitals are still making many…

Genetic Testing Errors Are Common

Genetic testing can be a valuable tool for identifying diseases and predicting birth defects. Testing a patient’s genes can show what many other diagnostic tests cannot. However, learning from a genetic test requires a doctor ordering the right test in the first place. Unfortunately, errors in genetic testing are common, resulting in…

Confusing Medical Terminology Can Increase Risk Of Medical Errors

When a doctor is talking to a patient, it may sound like the doctor is speaking another language. Medical terminology, treatments, medications, and diseases may have scientific terms and common language terms. Sometimes doctors are not concerned with making sure the patient really understands what they are saying, which can lead to…

Medical Accidents And Distracted Nursing

Doctors and nurses have a lot of responsibility when it comes to patient care. Especially when caring for the most vulnerable, medical professionals must maintain a certain standard of care. Distractions, mistakes, and mix-ups can cause serious injury or harm. Unfortunately for patients, when a medical error causes injury the injury victim…

Healthcare Fraud Hurting Patients And Families

Patients are often shocked when they get a bill in the mail after a routine visit. A major surgery can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Looking closer at the bill, you may see questionable charges or things that appear to be double charges for the same thing, charges for the wrong…

Counterfeit Botox

Botox, also known as botulinum toxin type A, is made from the bacterium that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity. In terms of being used in a cosmetic procedure, Botox is mostly used to lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles by…

How The Surge In Hospitalist Physicians Has Impacted Medical Malpractice

The U.S. Society of Hospital Medicine stated that in the year 2000 there were roughly 3,500 hospitalist physicians practicing. In 2015, this number has risen to over 52,000 and is likely to continue increasing. The Doctors Company, a large professional provider of liability insurance, says that having these designated hospital-based physicians on-hand…

Claim Filed Over Alleged Lethal Propofol Dose

A man whose father died during surgery is bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctors who administered anesthesia drugs, alleging that the physician ordered too many injections of the sedative propofol and then failed to perform CPR and call 911 in a timely manner. According to the lawsuit, the patient was given four…

$100 Million Verdict For Infant’s Brain Damage

A jury has awarded a Chicago mother over $100 million dollars in a medical malpractice case involving a severe birth injury. The record-breaking verdict will allow the victim’s mother to remove him from a care facility and bring him home. In 2014, Tequila Snow visited the Emergency Room of the West Suburban Medical Center in…

One Million Dollars Medical Malpractice Suit Against VA Prison

When we think of common targets of a medical malpractice claim, we often think of hospitals or individual physicians responsible for making medical mistakes. However, there are a wide variety of institutions in the United States which provide medical care and therefore own a standard of care to their patients. This can…

Getting Pregnant Can Be More Difficult After A C-Section

According to Penn State College of Medicine research, women who deliver a child by C-section are less likely to conceive subsequent children. There were previous studies that showed mothers who gave birth by Caesarean section had lower rates of subsequent births, it was unclear if the reduction was due to maternal choice….

Understanding The Difference Between Medical Malpractice & Medical Battery

Medical malpractice, or medical negligence, is a civil claim brought against a healthcare provider. The necessary elements for a claim include that a patient/physician relationship existed, the physician owed a duty of care which was breached, and the breach caused the patient’s injuries. The duty is violated when care does not meet accepted standards…

Even The Best Doctors Can Make Dangerous Mistakes

A confident doctor can go a long way in ensuring you feel safe and secure before undergoing medical treatment. However, confidence in the doctor may also mean the victim of a medical mistake is less willing to pursue a medical malpractice claim. Even the best doctors can make dangerous mistakes and the…

Medical Malpractice Award For Victim Who Died During Threesome

Vigorous physical activity can aggravate heart conditions. If a patient has heart disease, they should talk to their doctor before starting an exercise regimen and may be advised to start slowly. For those with heart disease, heavy exertion during yard work, running, or even sex, can be dangerous. If a doctor fails…

Doctor Faces Malpractice Lawsuit For Overprescribing Pain Meds

Doctors are generally given a lot of latitude when it comes to their decisions to prescribe pain medications to their patients. However, overprescribing drugs can lead to addiction for the unsuspecting patients. When there is a pattern of overprescribing drugs, the doctor may face federal drug charges as well as medical malpractice…

Proton Pump Inhibitors May Increase Risk For Kidney Failure

Proton Pump Inhibitor, or PPI, as it is more commonly known, is a drug used to treat chronic heartburn and other gastrointestinal disorders related to the production of acid. Brands of this drug include Prevacid, Prilosec OTC, and Nexium. A new study done by the American Society of Nephrology shows an alarming…

Following Up: First U.S. Uterine Transplant

Last week we wrote about the United State’s first successful uterus transplant. Lindsey, the 26-year-old patient, was born without a uterus and hoped the transplant would allow her to conceive children. However, recently the unfortunate news broke that the transplant suddenly failed and the uterus was removed. News of the failure came…

OxyContin And Off-Label Drugs For Children

Last August, the Food and Drug Administration caused an uproar when it approved the use of the narcotic painkiller OxyContin for some children. OxyContin is a very powerful painkiller that is often linked to addiction. In 2014, a reported 1.9 million American suffered from a substance use disorder involving prescription painkillers. Many…

New Mexico Releases Medical Malpractice Case Settlements

The New Mexico Governor’s Office has been releasing information about state lawsuit settlement since last year. Details published on the state’s Sunshine Portal provide information about medical malpractice lawsuits involving the University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH).  No Batteries in Brain Surgery Stimulators In 2018, Dennis Crowley underwent brain surgery to replace…

Lawsuit Filed Over Fatal Collision

Biloxi, Mississippi was recently the site of a harrowing accident. A bus, carrying passengers from Texas, many of them senior citizens, was struck by a train. The bus was stopped, and stuck, on the train tracks. The driver was able to open both the front and back doors and let some passengers…

Leading Breast Cancer Drug May Cause Permanent Alopecia

Taxotere, also known as docetaxel, is a cancer medication that helps to prevent the growth and spread of cancer cells in the human body. The medication is given intravenously by way of an IV and the dosage varies depending on a patient’s height, weight, general health, and the type of cancer that…

Permanently Disabled Patient In Washington, D.C. Files Claim Of Medical Malpractice

Hospital emergency physicians at George Washington Hospital are facing allegations of failing to diagnose and treat a patient who has been left disabled. The medical malpractice lawsuit filed in the D.C. Superior Court alleges that 43-year-old Kareen Jenkins sought care at the hospital. Jenkins claims that doctors failed to detect and treat…

John Oliver Highlights Bias In Medicine

Comedian John Oliver seeks to entertain and inform on his HBO show Last Week Tonight. Oliver recently tackled a topic that we have also been discussing: bias in medicine. Earlier this week, we discussed LGBT bias in doctors.  Last month, we discussed woman who whose medical conditions were being inaccurately attributed to menopause or perimenopause.  In…

Attorney Who Suffered Serious Brain Damage Awarded $20 Million Malpractice Settlement

An attorney who suffered brain damage after he was misdiagnosed at a hospital outside of Chicago was awarded a $20 million medical malpractice settlement. In September 2012, the then-50-year-old attorney made a late-night trip to the Central DuPage Hospital suffering from a headache, a stiff neck, vomiting and disorientation. He was seen…

Difficulty May Await In COVID-19 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

The United States–and the world at large–is in the midst of a period of uncertainty thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are experiencing firsthand an unprecedented time filled with new challenges which are being addressed in unique ways. From delays in elective surgeries to immunity for volunteer healthcare workers, the outbreak of…

Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Case Settled Involving Man Who Had Both Legs Amputated

A settlement agreement was reached in a Pennsylvania federal court in the case of Pierson v. U.S.A. Douglas Peterson, a 72-year-old army veteran, had brought a medical malpractice case against the Philadelphia VA Medical Center alleging negligence. Timothy Savage, a U.S. District Court Judge, approved a settlement that was agreed upon by parties in…

Paralysis From Misdiagnosis Of Spinal Injury Encounters A Federal Cap On Recoverable Damages

In a U.S. District Court in Louisiana, Judge S. Maurice Hicks has allowed a motion for provisional appeal in a case where the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) and Louisiana medical malpractice laws require caps on damages. Michelle and Gregory Scott filed suit after their daughter was rendered paralyzed after…

Teen Boy Forced To Take Estrogen Without Consent

The family of a teenage boy in Los Angeles has filed a complaint against the county for administering female hormones. According to the complaint, the family alleges their son was prescribed estrogen without getting voluntary consent of their child or the parents. The family says they were never informed of the purpose,…

Pennsylvania Court Orders Reevaluation Of Prison Inmate’s Claim Of Inadequate Medical Care

Dennis McKeithan is serving a 50+ year sentence in Pennsylvania’s SCI Houtzdale prison facility that houses roughly 2,500 inmates. He filed a claim against the contracted medical provider for failing to treat a condition he has known as eczema, which causes the skin to itch and become inflamed. The claim was filed in Clearfield…

Buildings At Johns Hopkins Hospital In Baltimore Evacuated Following Tuberculosis Scare

The Baltimore Fire Department was suddenly notified earlier this week of a tuberculosis (TB) spill at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. A research department within the facility was using a sample of tuberculosis in a frozen form that was accidentally dropped along an internal bridge that spans two buildings. Dozens of emergency personnel responded…

Report Indicates U.S. Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums Remain Stable

A recent report by Medical Liability Monitor (MLM) showed that medical liability insurance coverage premiums remain stable across most parts of the country, as costs dropped by an average of 1.1% for three specialties of medical practice that are traditionally strong indicators. The survey is conducted annually to interpret the true cost of medical…

Paramedics Intubate Patient’s Esophagus Instead Of Airway

When the paramedics arrive on the scene of an accident with a patient who is not breathing, one of the first priorities is to get oxygen going to the patient. This often involves an endotracheal intubation. During an endotracheal intubation, a plastic tube is inserted into the individual’s trachea, or windpipe. This…

Migraine Medication Recalled Due To Bacterial Contamination

Pfizer has recalled two lots of RELPAX (eletriptan HBr) due to possible bacterial contamination. At this time, no injuries or adverse events have been reported, and Pfizer is voluntarily recalling the pharmaceuticals after becoming aware of the contamination risk. RELPAX is a popular migraine treatment designed to treat acute migraine headaches in…

Time Is Of The Essence In Medical Malpractice Claims

Linda gets a surgery in May 2000. In 2014, Linda suffers severe abdominal pain. Doctors discover that the surgery in 2000 had surgical clips that should not have been left behind. Linda files a medical malpractice lawsuit for damages. However, the court essentially told the victim, “sorry, you waited too long to…

$572 Million Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

An Oklahoma judge has ordered Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries to pay $572 million to deal with the financial impact the opioid crisis has had in the state. The case was watched closely by many who are involved in similar litigation elsewhere in the United States, as it is the first state case…

Malpractice Claim After Fatal Pulmonary Embolism

When Frank Hermann went to the emergency room complaining of flank pain, the emergency medical physicians gave him a CT scan of the abdomen. He was sent home and 10 days later he was dead after suffering multiple pulmonary embolisms. Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against Tully Health Center According to a medical malpractice…

Urgent Care Medical Malpractice

Urgent care treatment centers are becoming an increasingly common part of routine medical care in the U.S. Generally one of the biggest benefits urgent care centers have for patients is their cost. A 2016 study found that ER treatment costs were about ten times more (an average cost of around $2,200) than in an urgent…

Kidney Stone Treatment For Astronauts Could Reduce Surgery

Passing a kidney stone can be one of the most painful experiences of a person’s life. According to a urologist at USC Urology, “many patients report it as the worst pain they have ever experienced.” The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) developed a non-surgical way to guide kidney stones for passage…

Retailers Sued Over Opioid Crisis

CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart, and Walgreens are among the US retailers who have been named as plaintiffs in what some are predicting to be the biggest civil trial in history. A lawsuit filed in federal court on Friday, January 3, 2020, is seeking billions of dollars in restitution from corporations that flooded the market with…

Medical Malpractice Cases: Proving Causation

Doctors and medical professionals are supposed to help us to feel better when we are injured or ill. A patient relies on a doctor’s care in order to treat or alleviate his or her medical conditions. Unfortunately, patients who are treated by a physician or other medical professional are sometimes left in…

Too Many Patients Can Lead To Hospital Errors

Most of us like to think we are good at multitasking. However, research shows that multitasking is a myth. In reality, we are just switching our attention from one task to another quickly. Taking your attention away from one task can lead to mistakes. For many people, a multitasking mistake at work…

Dozens Of Malpractice Claims For Spinal Procedures Gone Wrong

Patients with back pain will do whatever they can for relief from chronic pain. A number of patients in New Mexico thought they were getting relief for back pain from a doctor with spinal procedures. However, they later found out that the procedures were not safe or effective.  Multiple Malpractice Claims Against…

Senate Bill To Allow Medical Malpractice Insurance Coverage For Sports Medicine Providers To Cross State Lines

The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (#808) has been approved by the Senate’s Health, Labor, Education, and Pensions Committee. This non-partisan measure allows for those medical professionals working in sports medicine who travel with athletic teams to retain their medical malpractice coverage regardless of whether they are outside of their original state of licensure….

Bizarre Sequence Of Events Leads To Medical Malpractice Suit For Death Of 7-Month Old

Cecelia Nin was 7-months old in 2013 when she died. Her mother, Kareliz Nin, initially brought Cecelia to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital for injuries and possible seizures but was soon released. Shortly thereafter, Nin brought the baby to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center with similar injuries. The hospital suspected abuse and contacted local…

Reports Show Washington, D.C. Is Among The Worst For Those Practicing Medicine

In 2017, there were approximately 49,000 claims of medical malpractice filed across the country. There were roughly 30 cases of malpractice in Washington, D.C. that were reported. Although this number of claims in D.C. may seem low, it is high when compared proportionally based on the population of just over 700,000 residents. In 2017,…

Zantac Pulled From Shelves Over Cancer Link

Last month, we discussed the California class-action lawsuit against drug manufacturers Sanofi-Aventis and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. These companies produce the popular heartburn medication Zantac. Plaintiffs in the northern district of California claimed that the drug contains unacceptable levels of a drug called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) when taken as instructed for long-term conditions such as peptic ulcer…

FDA Intensified Breast Implant Warning

This Wednesday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended intensified warnings for certain types of breast implants due to new information about risks associated with the products.  Earlier this year, we discussed the recall of the Biocell breast implants. The implants were found to be associated with a disproportionate number of lymphoma cases, specifically…

Unregulated Medical Spas

Cosmetic medical procedures can be performed in a variety of settings including doctor’s offices, hospitals, and medical spas. Most locations, including doctor’s offices and hospitals, are controlled by both national and state-specific regulations that provide strict guidelines for the qualifications of medical professionals who work there. “Medspas” however are left largely unregulated:…

Car Accident Causes Death Of Young Boy

Hit-and-run crashes are on the rise in the United States, reports USA Today. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of fatal hit-and-run crashes has increased by 13% between 2009 and 2011. There were 1,274 fatal crashes in 2009, in 2010 there were 1,393 crashes, and in…

Pennsylvania Physician Groups Watching Court Ruling Impacting Medical Malpractice Claims

The case of Mitchell v. Shikora will soon be heard by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Physicians are hoping that the high court reverses a prior ruling, which they say could make them liable for known complications that may occur in surgical procedures. The primary issue involves whether testimony by expert witnesses regarding known complications…

Texas Announces Medicaid Fraud Suit Against Johnson & Johnson

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a civil Medicaid fraud lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturer Johnson & Johnson (and a subsidiary) for misrepresentations made to the Texas Medicaid program concerning the opioid drug, Duragesic. Duragesic is a transdermal patch containing the painkiller fentanyl. It administers the drug through the skin and is intended…

Three States Face Challenges To Medical Malpractice Procedural Reforms

Attempts at medical malpractice reform have been long underway at both the federal and state levels. Many states have developed their own models in efforts to lower costs both of litigation and malpractice liability insurance for providers. The American Medical Association reports that currently in Maryland, Michigan and Kentucky, courts are tasked…

When Thousands Were Infected By Blood Contamination

When someone requires a blood transfusion, they rely on another person’s blood to keep them alive. However, blood does not only provide life-giving opportunities. Blood can also carry disease, transmitting deadly diseases to the recipient of the transfusion. Decades after a mass blood contamination epidemic, healthcare officials offer patients and their families…

Investigation Into Misdiagnosis-Fueled Custody Loss

This October, we examined the story of a Texas couple who lost custody of their newborn son because physicians misdiagnosed a genetic medical condition as the physical symptoms of child abuse. While this case was devastating for the parents involved, a year-long investigation suggests that loss of custody due to diagnostic errors is occurring…

First Death From Tesla Autopilot

The family of Joshua Brown, the Tesla driver who was killed in an autopilot-related crash in May, has hired a personal injury attorney to investigate the accident. The accident marks the first death for Tesla’s autopilot system. Brown was driving a semi-autonomous tesla in Florida that can self-drive itself in certain situations…

Telemedicine Booms During Coronavirus Outbreak

As the pandemic of coronavirus sweeps through the United States, many of us have drastically altered the way we go about our daily life. Schools are shuttered, many businesses have temporarily closed their doors, and most of the population is practicing social distancing—giving each other a good six feet of space. But…

Startling Report On Children’s Heart Surgeries

An anonymous source leaked audio of internal hospital discussions surrounding the pediatric heart surgery program of the University of North Carolina (UNC) medical center in Chapel Hill, NC to the New York Times, which published an article raising serious concerns about the rate of mortality and serious complications. After a series of deaths and…

Hospital Discharge Can Be Dangerous For Patients

One aspect of healthcare that is seldom looked at as a source of danger is hospital discharge and home care. Things like medication, methods of care, and emergencies are all drastically different when handled at home, outside of a hospital’s walls. While many believe that they have the ability to take care…

Devastating Cancer Misdiagnosis For A Young Family

Misdiagnosis has been a topic which has received a fair share of media coverage this summer. Earlier this month we covered a study which revealed that three medical conditions (cancer, vascular events, and infection) accounted for 75% of diagnostic error malpractice cases. We also discussed the cases of several women whose symptoms were mistakenly…

$1.9 Million Settlement Is Reached In Medical Malpractice Case In Maine Based On Failure To Diagnose

Lisa Cash brought her six-year-old daughter Wynter Przybylski to a walk-in clinic at the Penobscot Community Health Center, a public healthcare provider in Bangor, Maine, in 2014 complaining of an illness. Two different members of the medical staff determined she was experiencing severe constipation; however, the problem persisted for several days and her mother described…

$40 Million Award In Pennsylvania Birth Injury Case

Kira and Alex Charlton filed a medical malpractice claim against Dr. Steven M. Troy and the Crozer-Keystone Health System in the Delaware County Court. The action stems from the birth of Grayson Charlton and a twin sister who were delivered at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, PA. The claim asserted…

Understanding Family Physician Malpractice

Medical malpractice lawsuits are rare when you consider other personal injury claims, but they are often very serious, life-changing, or even life-threatening types of cases. When it’s a family physician who commits malpractice, it is all the more devastating because a family physician is someone we often come to trust deeply. We go…

Second Lawsuit Filed Against Nursing Home In Death Of Patient

A Texas nursing home is being sued for a second time over a preventable patient death caused by wounds precipitated by inadequate care, according to attorneys. Earlier this month the family of a 76-year-old woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the nursing facility in the Waco metropolitan area. The woman, who…

Parents Awarded $6.5 Million In Case Against Pennsylvania Medical Center For Death Of 11-Month Old Son

Plaintiffs who brought a medical malpractice action in Luzerne County Court against Geisinger Health System have reached a settlement agreement of $6.5 million. Rebecca Harowicz and Kevin Hayes, from Wilkes-Barre, lost their 11-month son Gunner after he suffered septic shock as a result of an intestinal condition. The boy died at Geisinger’s Danville Medical…

Unconventional Fan Injury While Watching Hockey Game

Hockey has a reputation as a violent sport. Although goals are scored when the puck hits the net, hockey has been known for more hands-on interaction. Some people cheer on players who are punching it out on the ice, but occasionally, it is the fans who risk injury. If you hear of…

Pharmacists Can Commit Medical Malpractice, Too

When most people think of medical malpractice, they think of surgeries that have gone wrong, or incorrect diagnoses. While surgeons leaving sponges inside patients, nurses giving the wrong medication dosage, or doctors not noticing an obvious sign of cancer are a significant portion of medical malpractice lawsuits, they are not the only…

The Big Three” Account For 75% Of Diagnostic Errors

Three medical conditions account for about three-fourths of all major medical malpractices cases involving a diagnostic error, according to new research published in Diagnosis, the official journal of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Researchers examined 11,592 diagnostic error cases. These included 7,379 with cases which included what researchers classified as “high-severity harms.” Of…

Medical Tourism Nightmares

When people go on vacation, they may be looking to relax on a tropical beach or explore a historic city. However, some people go to another country specifically to get a surgical procedure done. Also known as “medical tourism,” patients seek out plastic surgery, dental work, or major surgery in a foreign…

Protect Yourself, Don’t Represent Yourself

Medical malpractice lawsuits are usually time consuming, expensive, and did we mention time consuming? The process usually begins with some type of screening panel to ascertain the merits of the case. From there an initial complaint is filed, the discovery process begins, some type of settlement conference will usually be required and…

Women Sues Over Missing Rib In Wrong-Site Surgery Error

A Connecticut women has filed a lawsuit against the Yale-New Haven Medical Center over a wrong-site surgery that was covered up by the hospital. Last May, 60-year-old Deborah Craven went into surgery to remove a painful and potentially cancerous lesion on her eighth rib. Without Craven’s knowledge, a surgical trainee was added…

Overly Friendly Dog Injuries

Dogs are becoming a bigger part of everyday life in America. They are showing up more often as “therapy” animals on planes, making the rounds in hospitals, and even getting special treatment at coffee shops. Many of these beloved pets are subject to little control by their owners, who see no harm…

Surgery Centers Implement New Policies To Prevent Anesthesia-Related Risks For Patients With Certain Medical Conditions

Advancements in recent years have allowed for some complex medical procedures to now be safely performed in outpatient surgery centers. Richard Novak M.D., a Stanford physician, estimates that 70% of elective procedures may be conducted in an outpatient facility. The majority of these surgeries require administration of anesthesia. As a result of many negative outcomes, providers…

Steps Of A Medical Malpractice Case In Philadelphia

Realizing that you have been injured by a doctor’s medical malpractice can be extremely overwhelming. This is especially true if you aren’t familiar with the steps of a medical malpractice case. If you believe that you may be a victim of a doctor’s negligence in Philadelphia, the team of attorneys at Gilman & Bedigian…

Convicted U.S. Gymnastics Physician Says His Case Should Have Been Based On Medical Malpractice

Dr. Larry Nassar is currently serving a minimum 40-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to sexually abusing many girls. He was the USA Gymnastics team doctor at the time and an associate professor at Michigan State University (MSU). In a recent interview with an investigator, Nassar stated that his case should have been a…

Medical Malpractice And Mental Health

US policy makers are currently renewing efforts to increase health care for mental illnesses. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. According to medical studies, about 20% of all adult Americans, or one in five people, suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. Americans file 270 million prescriptions each year for anti-depressants…

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules On Statute Of Limitations In Medical Malpractice Survival Actions

The medical malpractice case of Dubose v. Quinlan reached the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently. The court was tasked with determining if the plaintiff’s survival action had been brought in a time-frame that was proper based on state law. The Superior Court had ruled prior that the two-year period in which to file a suit was rightfully…

Fertility Doctor Accused Of Using Own Sperm To Inseminate Patients

A retired fertility doctor who allegedly used his own sperm about 50 times to inseminate unsuspecting patients, pleaded not guilty in late September to two counts of felony obstruction of justice for misleading authorities investigating complaints from children he fathered. Not only did the doctor’s lapse in ethics lead to the criminal…

Gun Manufacturer Ordered To Pay $500,000 To Injured Hunter

A judge recently ruled against the one of the nation’s largest firearm manufacturer, Remington Arms, in a new personal injury case filed by a Louisiana hunter. The case has proven to be a controversial one since there are strict laws that protect gun makers from lawsuits in the state. According to the…

New Jersey Medical Malpractice Case Accuses Doctor Of Disclosing A Patient’s HIV-Positive Status To A Third-Party

Plaintiff “John Smith” brought a civil action against Dr. Arvind R. Datla and Consultants in Kidney Disease in a New Jersey court claiming that Datla, a nephrologist, improperly revealed that the plaintiff (patient) was HIV-positive to another individual without consent. The plaintiff was being treated for kidney failure at the time when the defendant allegedly…

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