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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…

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….

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…

Snake Bite At The Happiest Place On Earth

Walt Disney World is a popular vacation destination. The park, which opened its doors in 1971, is 40 square miles, has 62,000 employees, and has 52.5 million visitors every year. Walt Disney World has four amusement parks including the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park….

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:…

Fido Isn’t Always So Friendly

Dogs are popularly known as man’s best friend. With over 54 million households owning a dog in the United States, dogs are one of the most popular pets that people have. In general, dogs tend to be loyal, kind, and loving companions. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that…

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…

Understanding New Insurance Concerns Involving Rideshare Company Liability

The booming rideshare market in the U.S. has rapidly emerged since beginning in 2012. Executives with Uber claim that the company provides roughly 2 million rides each day to those worldwide. As with most new services that enter the market, the insurance providers, regulators, management and workers lagged behind in truly addressing liability concerns….

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…

Electronic Cigarettes And How They Can Be Dangerous

When electronic cigarettes first started coming out about a decade ago, they were heralded as a healthier alternative to smoking tobacco, and an effective way to help people quit smoking altogether. According to polls, the use of electronic cigarettes in the U.S. increased exponentially between 2013 and 2015, rising from 2.6% of…

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…

Patient Suffers Brain Damage After Medical Device Failure

A Bellevue, Washington software developer, Dennis Montgomery, underwent surgery for a brain aneurysm in 2013. The treatment required the use of a medical device known as the “Penumbra Coil 400.” The Penumbra Coil 400 and other similar coil devices are the primary method used to treat brain aneurysms. Normally, all goes well,…

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…

Mystery Vaping Illness Claims Fifth Life

We have been covering the mysterious lung illness, which appears to be associated with vaping, for many weeks now. What began as a group of Wisconsin teens experiencing serious lung issues and developed into dozens of cases of severe lung disease across the United States, it is now a fatal health condition…

How Is Privacy Maintained For My Personal Information & Financial Data In Civil Filings?

Throughout the U.S. in recent years, a widespread problem that has emerged involving unauthorized access and usage of data such as credit card numbers, account information, and social security numbers. Many individuals have been victims of “identity theft” where the criminal may create credit accounts under another person’s identity. Civil court case filings may have documents…

Federal Judge To Rule On Appeal In Wrongful Death Case Involving A Mentally Disabled Maryland Man

A Washington Post story reported on a case involving Richard Rochford, a Frederick County Sheriff’s Deputy, who was working security at a movie theater. In 2013, the manager pointed out to Rochford that a man had entered a movie without paying. Rochford encountered Robert E. Saylor, a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome, and attempted to persuade him to…

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…

Dangers Of Tanning Salons For Sun In The Winter

Going through the winter season in Philadelphia can be gloomy. At the height of winter, during the solstice on December 21st, residents get a maximum of 9 hours and 20 minutes of daylight. This compares to more than 15 hours of sun at the height of summer. With almost 6 hours less…

Pennsylvania Supreme Court To Rule On Injury Case Where School Seeks Governmental Immunity

The case of Brewington v. Philadelphia School District has reached the Supreme Court. The Commonwealth Court had allowed a Philadelphia Public School student’s family to pursue damages when a 9-year-old boy was injured after running into a concrete wall in a gymnasium that the plaintiff’s felt should have had protective wall padding….

Maryland Legislature Considering $500 Fines For Texting & Driving

Across Maryland, the problem of distracted driving has continued to grow. Lawmakers are looking to pass a law raising penalties for text messaging while driving to $500. The House of Delegates passed the bill recently; however, early indications show it may be difficult for it to pass through the Senate. Similar legislation has previously…

Organizers Hit With Six Lawsuits After Fyre Festival Disaster

The promise of a celebration called Fyre Festival – two weekends of exclusive appearances from the hottest celebrities and most prominent performers – consistently graced the screens of many who are active on social media. Online influencers as well as influential figures in pop culture like Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner showed…

Study Finds Increase In E-cigarettes Poisoning Children

E-cigarettes have gained so much popularity, they are somewhat of a worldwide phenomenon. While they can be a helpful device for quitting real cigarettes, the public often overlooks the dangers of these devices. We have made an effort to discuss the dangers of e-cigarette usage in the past. As these products continue…

Unnecessary Dental Procedures

Many people hate going to the dentist. However, proper dental care is necessary to keep a healthy smile. Sometimes a dental procedure is necessary to fill a cavity, fix a broken tooth, or address an infection. Unfortunately, some dentists are performing unnecessarily dental operations to bill Medicare at a higher rate than…

Pennsylvania Man Awarded $2.75 Million Following An Accident Resulting In A Leg Amputation

Anthony Dos Santos brought a civil personal injury claim against Whitewater West Industries in a Lehigh County court after losing part of his leg in a construction accident. Dos Santos was 23 years old when he and two other workers were moving 40-foot long steel objects with forklifts. Whitewater West is a manufacturer and service provider for amusement…

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…

Bicyclist In Philadelphia Injured In Sinkhole Crash Awarded $3.2 Million

Judge Frederica Massiah-Jackson declined the City of Philadelphia’s request for a new trial in the case of Degliomini v. Philadelphia Phillies; however, the $3.2 million verdict previously awarded in trial was reduced to the $500,000 statutory limit for claims against governmental entities. Plaintiff Anthony Degliomini was riding a bicycle in a charity event on a city…

Medical Malpractice And Arbitration Agreements

Litigation can be an arduous and expensive process for all involved parties. To reduce the potential burden, many members within the healthcare industry include clauses within their agreements with patients that stipulate the use of arbitration in place of a trial should a dispute arise. Essentially the agreement asks the patient to…

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…

Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Case Involving Birth Injury Settled For $19.5 Million

William and Carolyn Hughes brought a claim of medical negligence in Lackawanna County Court against Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Dr. Lori DelGaudio, and Dr. Teresa Baseski. Their son Billy was left with “catastrophic and permanent injuries” after alleged negligent care during Mrs. Hughes’ pregnancy. The case was recently settled for $19.5 million, which is believed…

$250 Million For Those Harmed By GranuFlo

In February of 2016, Fresenius Medical Care (“Fresenius”) agreed to settle over 10,000 lawsuits that had been filed against it over one of its kidney dialysis products, GranuFlo. The company will pay out $250 million to settle various lawsuits brought by patients and family members of patients who were injured by the…

Washington D.C. Offering Cash Incentive To Residents Who Report Identity Of Those Operating ATVs On Roadways

Washington D.C. police arrested 56 individuals who were operating all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on the roads and seized roughly 41 of these vehicles. Off-road style dirt bikes and mini bikes are not permitted on public roadways in D.C. Groups of young people riding these vehicles have reportedly been causing problems across the region,…

Local Gas Stations To Warn Against Distracted Driving

The Mid-Atlantic chapter of AAA has launched a campaign to combat distracted driving, and local gas stations will soon play a part. The campaign seeks to educate drivers on the severity of distracted driving, specifically to note that distracted driving is just as serious as driving under the influence of alcohol or…

PG&E Bankruptcy Seeks To Cap Victim Compensation

Under a plan proposed to the Northern District of California, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), as part of its bankruptcy proceedings, would cap compensation for victims of California wildfires at no more than $16.9 billion, a sum that lawyers representing victims of the fires have described as “totally unacceptable.”  The $17 billion…

Wrongful Death Suit Filed After Unsupervised Resident Of Nursing Home Falls

The family of 78-year-old Barbara Jones-Davis has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley, an assisted living facility in Philadelphia after the resident fell approximately 15 feet to her death. Jones-Davis, who suffered from dementia and visual impairment, exited the facility through an unlocked door and wandered without supervision. The…

Potential Physician Liability If Working With Providers That Are Not Physicians

Doctors are increasingly using mid-level medical providers for assistance in their practices. The most common practitioners for this role are physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs), which are also referred to as advanced practice providers. They are used to increase overall efficiency by allowing physicians more flexibility, improving overall patient satisfaction, and boosting…

Telephone Communication Between Healthcare Providers & Patients Can Lead To Litigation

Communication between providers and patients over the phone is quite common. Instances, where litigation has resulted involving telephone triage, have occurred based on a doctor’s failure to provide treatment, patient abandonment, or a failure to maintain adequate standards of care. Many cases of medical malpractice are actually based on some type of failure…

Maryland Appeals Court To Determine If Parent-Child Immunity Applies In Wrongful Death Cases

Michaelangelo Heidenberg, the young son of Timothy Heidenberg and Claudia Grier, accidentally drowned in his father’s swimming pool. His mother, representing the boy’s estate, filed a claim of wrongful death naming the father as the defendant in a Howard County court. Judge Timothy J. McCrone ruled to allow the matter to continue despite the…

Georgia Jury Awards $4.48 Million In Case Involving Death After Spinal Fusion Surgery

After a six-day medical malpractice trial in Savanna, a jury took slightly over two hours to render a verdict, which led the defense to think that they had prevailed. However, the jury awarded a widow $4.475 million after her husband died one day after undergoing spinal fusion surgery. Tommy Rogers was age 54 when he died following the…

Understanding The Gonzalez Act In U.S. Military Medical Malpractice Cases

In 1946, the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) was enacted, which recognized liability resulting from negligent actions (or inactions) of federal employees operating within the range of their official duties. This meant that the United States would bear potential liability in a suit instead of the individual employee. One of the exclusions within the…

Ohio Couple Wins $14.5 Million After Doctor And Hospital Injure Son During Birth

The parents of a baby born with cerebral palsy and other medical complications received $14.5 million from the overseeing obstetrician and hospital. The verdict has been deemed the largest ever returned to plaintiffs in the Johnston, Ohio federal court. Ohio Birth Injury Lawsuit Ohio couple Nicole Welker and Justin Brinkley’s lawsuit, claims…

Doctor’s Mistake Costs Patient Most Of Small Intestine

When a patient goes to the doctor complaining of abdominal pain, they may not expect it to be something serious enough to require immediate surgery. If the surgeon says the procedure can wait and goes out of town, the patient may not think it is anything urgent. Unfortunately for a patient in…

Shark Attacks At Record High In 2015

The International Shark Attack File (ISAF) recently found that 2015 was the most dangerous year on record for shark attacks. The ISAF – a database administered by the Florida Museum of Natural History and the American Elasmobranch Society, compiling details of all known shark attacks, worldwide – found that there were 98…

Medical Negligence Case Involving Athlete With Post Concussive Syndrome Challenged By Statute Of Limitations

Plaintiff Jennifer Bradley was a student-athlete on the field hockey team at American University in Washington D.C. During her third year, Bradley sustained a concussion during a match. She continued to endure symptoms of a concussion and expressed this, both verbally and in writing, to the team management and trainers. She was…

Do Surgeries On Friday Have Higher Death Rates

When scheduling an elective surgery, you may prefer to have the operation take place on a Friday. It will allow you to have the weekend to recover. Your family may also be around on the weekend to help care for you. However, a new study looked at the numbers behind the idea…

Suit Filed Against Surgeon After Patient Dies Suddenly Following Surgery For Sleep Apnea

Erik Nelson was evaluated by Dr. Brennan Dodson, owner of Bridger Ear, Nose and Throat, for obstructive sleep apnea and a persistent nasal obstruction. Nelson had been diagnosed following a polysomnogram, which is a sleep study that is used to evaluate an individual’s breathing patterns while sleeping. After the initial consultation, Dodson suggested that…

Hotel Guests Suffer Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

When booking a hotel room, most people are looking to see whether the hotel is the right price, clean, or offers free parking. However, most of us overlook the real dangers of staying the night in a hotel room. Whether staying the night for business or on vacation, one of the most…

Judge Denies Request To Dismiss Personal Injury Claims Against Pharmaceutical Company

Gilead Sciences Inc. asked a California court that various personal injury claims against them be dismissed. According to the Los Angeles Sentinel, Superior Court Judge Carolyn Kuhl has denied this request. Gilead is accused of knowingly withholding safer medications that they were aware of to maintain high profits from their TDF medications that were…

Steamroller Industrial Accidents

A steamroller is a type of heavy equipment used in construction for leveling surfaces. The name “steam roller” has stuck even though these machines are generally diesel-powered. Roller machines are large and heavy but generally move slowly. They may not seem like they would be very dangerous but every year people are…

IVC Filters

Medical Malpractice lawsuits can originate in a variety of ways, many times by way of a health care provider deviating from the requisite standard of care during a treatment or procedure which causes injury to a patient. However, another way for a medical malpractice case to gain traction is by way of…

Older Patients Often Emerge From Hospital Stays Worse Than When They Arrived

Patients are supposed to emerge from hospitals healthier than when they arrived. But a significant number of older Americans are likely to emerge more disabled after a hospital stay. “In older patients, acute medical illness that requires hospitalization is a sentinel event that often precipitates disability,” according to The Journal of the…

Plastic Surgery Trends In 2015

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently published a report, detailing all of the plastic surgeries performed over the course of 2015. The numbers show some fascinating changes from prior years, and some interesting trends in the types of plastic surgeries now in demand. In general, facial cosmetic surgeries such as chin…

​Judge Overturns $38 Million Wrongful Death Decision

Two years after the terrible incident and after a lengthy civil trial that ended with a $38 million verdict against the Baltimore police for shooting and killing Korryn Gaines in a standoff, the judge on the case shocked lots of people by throwing away the verdict. The case bears a review of…

Johnson & Johnson Hit With $8 Billion Risperdal Verdict

Johnson & Johnson has been hit with an $8 billion dollar verdict after a local man claimed that he was unaware of the risks of taking the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.  The plaintiff, Nicholas Murray, was prescribed Risperdal when he was a minor. According to his lawsuit, he was not adequately informed of the side…

Boat Fire Survivor Claims Lack Of Training

Earlier this month, we covered the federal investigation into a boat fire that claimed dozens of lives in California. “Conception,” a diving tour boat, burst into flames along the coast of Santa Cruz Island during the middle of the night. Five crew members were able to escape but 34 others, who were sleeping…

Conference In Washington, D.C. Reports Costs Of Civil Litigation High Across The U.S.

The Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) recently presented how excessive civil litigation costs continue to plague the country at their SummitXX conference in Washington D.C. They explained that households are each indirectly spending thousands every year toward these costs. They reported that approximately 57% of the total expense is paid in plaintiff compensation and…

Lawsuit Against Doctor For Patient’s Suicide

Suicide is a tragic way for a family to lose a loved one. Friends and family often feel guilty for not doing something, or not noticing the warning signs. In some cases, people close to the suicide victim feel responsible for the death. In Florida, a man believes that his wife’s doctor…

Philly Woman Awarded Damages In Sidewalk Slip-and-Fall Case

Donna Fletcher filed a personal injury lawsuit in Philadelphia County Common Pleas Court naming Juan Pena as the defendant. She was walking down a sidewalk on Pena’s property when she tripped, fell, and was injured. There was a pipe extending outward from a drain that caused the fall. The judge deemed that…

Makers Of Popular OTC Heartburn Drug Hit With Class Action

Drug manufacturers Sanofi-Aventis and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals are facing a class-action lawsuit related to the popular heartburn remedy Zantac. According to the claim, filed in the northern district of California, a known carcinogenic compound called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) has been detected in ranitidine, the active ingredient in Zantac. Zantac is an over-the-counter medication…

Don’t Bet On It – Abilify Claimed To Cause Gambling Addiction

Abilify is a medication that is prescribed to patients who suffer from depression, bipolar disorder, irritability associated with autism, or schizophrenia. The drug was developed by the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company and placed in the market in 2002 after approval from the Food and Drug Administration. The medication is supposed to target dopamine…

Doctor Liable In Heart Attack Malpractice Case

When a person begins to feel pain, discomfort, or like something is not right, they may still not be sure if it is something minor or a medical emergency. However, there are two symptoms that almost always necessitate a trip to the hospital: shortness of breath and chest pain.  Chest pain is…

Settlement Reached In Wrongful Death Case Involving A Philadelphia Nursing Home

A Philadelphia nursing home settled a claim of wrongful death with the son of the deceased for $145,000, split between a wrongful death claim and a survival claim. Ola Simmons died from respiratory conditions, which the claim asserts was due to negligence demonstrated by the nursing facility.​ A settlement conference involving plaintiff John Simmons, the administrator of…

The Role Of Doctor Bias In Misdiagnosis

Doctor bias is an unfortunate reality in the medical world. It is a topic that we have addressed here several times–including the bias that LGBT+ patients may face, and the bias in pharmaceutical testing and medical treatment which affects women. Just how much do these biases ultimately affect medical care? New research out of Johns…

Slipping And Falling At The Theme Park

As the summer months approach, many people will be heading out to theme parks for a day of fun and amusement. There are many parks to choose from around the country including Disneyland, Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, and Six Flags. While most who visit these entertaining venues come home with…

People Ignore Warnings About Cheap Plastic Surgeries

Thousands of people seek out plastic surgery operations to augment their figures, change the shape of their nose, or remove unwanted fat. However, some people cannot afford to get the expensive procedures done. This leads them to seek out cheaper alternatives, including unlicensed practitioners and going overseas for the procedure. In some…

South Dakota Division Of Insurance Reports Recent Shift In Medical Malpractice Award Value & Duration Of Cases

The South Dakota Division of Insurance requires that medical liability insurers in the state submit a report with a summary of claims each year. In 2016, these providers paid out merely $1.8 million in settlements in resolution of 12 cases. This is a considerable disparity compared to $6.4 million spread among 18 settlements in 2015, and…

Pawnee Nation Sues Fracking Company

The Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma was the victim of some negative effects from an oil company’s fracking practice within the region. The Cummings Oil Co. and Eagle Road Oil have both been named in a lawsuit filed in the tribal court of the Pawnee Nation for actions that resulted in damage to…

Perimenopause And Misdiagnosis

Menopause is a biological process which marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycles. A woman is officially diagnosed with menopause after she has gone 12 months without a menstrual period. The average age for menopause in the United States in 51. Many physical symptoms accompany this change, including hot flashes and sleep disruption….

Future Health Damages Linked To Early Water Contamination

We often take for granted the safety of surroundings. Toxic chemicals associated with dangerous health risks are often lurking in our water, home products, and even in our children’s toys. Last year, researches at the Boston University School of Public Health released a study in the Environmental Health journal on the health effects…

Ignoring The FDA: Bone Cement And Human Experimentation

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been around for over 100 years. It is “responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation,” among other things. The FDA…

$30 Million Award To Family Of Man Who Died In Hospital Awaiting Surgery

The family of Johnny Sledge, who was 24-years-old at the time of his death, was awarded approximately $30 million after a jury found the hospital was negligent. The family brought the claim in the Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court against DCH Healthcare Authority, a regional health provider in western Alabama. Sledge arrived in the emergency…

Husband Does Not Call 911 To Prevent Wife’s Death: Maryland’s Duty To Rescue Laws

Amy and Michael Metz were walking home from a party in the early morning hours amid blizzard-like conditions; both were intoxicated. The details are vague but Amy became unresponsive along the way and her husband continued home without summoning help or contacting emergency responders. Her body was found in the snow near their home that morning. This…

New Medicare & Medicaid Reimbursement Guidelines May Increase Rates Of Malpractice

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has revised and will be implementing some new guidelines relating to patient evaluation and management. The majority of the changes will take effect in 2021, a delay that has largely been attributed to negative reactions from physicians. These modifications to documentation, coding, and payments are being…

Georgia Slip-and Fall Case At A Chick-fil-A Restaurant

Plaintiff Latasha Hartman brought a civil action for damages against David Clark after slipping at a Chick-fil-A restaurant that he owned and incurring an injury. Clark moved for a summary judgment and the court did accept the motion. A summary judgment is applicable when there is an absence of material fact in…

Philadelphia Refinery Fire Raises Fears Over Toxic Chemicals

Last Friday, a massive fire and series of explosions at a refinery in Philadelphia, PA terrified residents, who reported hearing the explosions from miles away. The company responsible for operating the refinery, Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) attempted to downplay the damage from the explosions, stating that they were “thankful” that only a…

Pennsylvania Federal Court Judge Dismisses Negligence Claims Against Private School

The Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania faces several claims for negligence brought by former students. Judge Christopher Conner found the private boarding school did not have general responsibility for the overall social welfare of students. Conner found the school’s relationship with the minors contractual in nature and the children remain under the legal custody…

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