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Air Embolism After IV Treatment For NFL Player

It’s been a rough season for football players involving medical errors. First, Tyrod Taylor suffered a punctured lung caused by the team doctor trying to inject painkillers. Then Raiders player Trent Brown was hospitalized after an air bubble got into his bloodstream after being given a pregame IV. Hospitalization for Raiders Tackle…

Study Indicates How Poor Health Literacy Leads To Costly Medical Errors

A study by CRICO Strategies showed roughly 30% of medical malpractice claims were based on some type of failure in communication. This may include a failure in sharing information or problems with interpretation. Approximately 23% of the U.S. population is deemed as having low health literacy. Of these individuals, about 30% classified their health…

New Federal Rule Allows Elders To Sue Nursing Homes Instead Being Forced Into Arbitration

Nursing homes and assisted-living facilities that want to receive federal money now have to risk being sued by residents who have grievances. An agency within the Health and Human Services Department late last month issued a new rule that prevents any such facility from receiving federal funding if they force their residents…

Late Night Booze Cruise Crashes In Baltimore Harbor

A Baltimore harbor pier sustained damage late last month after it was struck by the Spirit of Baltimore as the ship was returning to the dock after a late-night cocktail cruise. The incident occurred at about 2:30 a.m. and damaged 60 feet of pier. The vessel reportedly only sustained cosmetic damage. More…

Alabama Overturns Lower Court Ruling On Previable Child Wrongful Death Action

A woman in Alabama has brought forth a medical malpractice lawsuit, alleging that the wrongful-death of her unborn child was caused by a doctor who ordered the administration of a cytotoxic drug, a medication used to treat extrauterine pregnancies. Kimberly Stinnett’s obstetrician, Dr. William Huggins, informed her that she was pregnant on…

Does Your Immigration Status Affect Your Personal Injury Case?

A recent ruling by the Superior Court in Litchfield, Connecticut made it unlawful for defendants and their legal representation to inquire about a plaintiff’s immigration status or to ask the plaintiff about their entry into the country. Every state has different laws about the application of immigration status information to a personal injury…

Will Black Boxes Shed Light On Surgical Errors?

A New York health system has announced that it will be testing the use of “black box technology” in its operating rooms in order to collect more information during surgeries. Northwell Health has announced that it is piloting the technology in order to improve the quality of patient care. Black Box Operating Room systems…

Medical Liability Of Physicians In Collaborative Or Supervisory Roles With Nurse Practitioners

The implications for physicians affiliated with Nurse Practitioners (NPs) relating to medical malpractice was recently discussed by Carolyn Buppert, MSN, JD, in Physicians Who Work With NPs: What’s the Liability Risk? Current data shows NPs are involved in less than 1% of medical malpractice claims and enjoy lower premiums for liability insurance. Although NPs currently represent…

State Supreme Court Dismisses Negligence Case Against School District For Student Deaths

Plaintiff Michele L. Anderson pursued a negligence claim against the Soap Lake School District (SLSD) up to the Washington State Supreme Court following the death of her 17-year-old daughter Sheila M. Rosenberg. The state’s high court dismissed the case in a 5 to 4 decision citing that Anderson failed to sufficiently support…

Former Boxer Suing Jay-Z, Roc Nation Sports For TBI

Boxer Franco has brought a lawsuit against Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports (the sports management company owned by the entrepreneur in 2013) claiming that he suffered skull and brain injuries as a result of their allegedly “reckless and grossly negligent acts.” This week, attorneys for defendants moved to have the suit dismissed on the grounds that…

Blood Pressure Medication Recalled Due To Cancer Link

A recall of high blood pressure prescription medications has been expanded for the fifth time due to the risk of higher than acceptable amounts of a potentially cancer-causing compound, NDMA. The newest recall is targeting three additional lots of losartan potassium tablets and two lots of losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets by Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited. The recall…

Death Behind Bars

Earlier this week, World Wrestling  Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Fame wrestler Jerry Lawler filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Tennessee County as well as the local Sheriff, alleging numerous failures and wrongdoing which resulted in his son’s death last year. Brian Lawler had been arrested on suspicion of DUI and evading authorities in…

Baseball Safety Policies Leave Fans At Risk

The Baltimore Orioles’ pie-smashing victories are over. Center fielder Adam Jones tweeted out the news to fans that the ritual of smashing a pie into a victorious player’s face will end citing safety reasons. At sports events, we typically worry about injuries the players sustain, and usually not in the form of…

Family Of Neil Armstrong Secretly Awarded $6 Million

Last Saturday, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and the iconic words astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke during this historical event. Armstrong’s name has been in the news again this week, but for a different reason. A sealed settlement leaked to the New York Times reveals that a hospital has paid the estate of…

Maryland And The Boozy Brunch

Recently, a study was done analyzing the number of fatal drunk driving crashes during “brunch hours” in the United States. In this study, “brunch hours” were defined as between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The data analyzed came from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which compared drunk…

Surgical Training From The University Of… YouTube?

The process of becoming a doctor in the United States is widely recognized as one that is rigorous, challenging, and lengthy. Physicians undergo years of training, consisting of medical school and on-the-job positions with increasing authority and expertise. Those who go on to specialize in certain fields are required to do even…

Defense Seeks Sanctions In Personal Injury Case Involving Fan At Philadelphia Eagles Game

Helen and Alfred Nicolosi brought a personal injury claim in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas against the Philadelphia Eagles, Aramark Sports and Entertainment, and Apex Security Group. Recently, counsel for the defendants has requested that the court impose sanction on the plaintiffs for failing to respond to requests for key evidence in…

Maryland Driver Sentenced After Deadly Drunk Driving Accident

A woman from Prince George County who caused a fatal car accident last year was sentenced to 18 years in prison last week. The 33-year-old driver, named Dominique Taylor, was under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana when she caused a car accident in Bowie, Maryland on February 2, 2019. That deadly…

Which Amusement Rides Cause The Most Injuries In PA?

Penn Live recently released findings from 2018 data concerning which carnival and amusement rides resulted in the highest rate of injuries in the state of Pennsylvania. Trampolines and water slides topped the list, with 68 and 57 injuries respectively. Twenty-five injuries were recorded on roller coasters in the Keystone state, including a sprained ankle…

Massachusetts Hospitals Investigated For Performing Wrong Procedures On Patients

A Massachusetts hospital made so many mistakes in patient treatment, it faces suspension from the federal Medicare program. Since 2011, there have been at least 14 instances at hospitals in the state when caregivers performed a procedure on the wrong patient, including surgery to mistakenly remove a healthy kidney. State investigators reviewing…

Can Homeopathy Lead To Medical Malpractice?

In a recent Australian study, homeopathic medicine has been called a “therapeutic dead-end.” Will the United States be next in declaring homeopathic medicine ineffective? More importantly, are doctors who have been treating their patients with this alternative form of medicine committing medical malpractice? Homeopathy was developed in Europe during the late 18th…

Maryland Homeowners Bringing Civil Suits For Damages Involving Faulty Fire Protection System

Plaintiffs are lining up across the country after having their homes severely damaged by the Viking VK-457 model fire protection system. A class action suit is underway to recover damages from the home sprinkler system that is being referred to as a “ticking time bomb.” They are designed to release water from a network…

Hospital Reactions To Scathing Medical Error Report

As we reported a couple of months ago, a recent Johns Hopkins study reported that if medical errors were considered a disease, they would be the third leading cause of death in the United States. Some doctors have said that the number are over-representative; however, researchers continue to say that medical errors…

Take Care Online: How Social Media Can Affect Your Case

Social media has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Many find social networking to be a great tool for getting in touch with old friends, storing photos, and conversing online. With many social networks available and popular nowadays, information can be shared and distributed online with incredible ease and speed….

Horrific Conditions For Residents In Elder Abuse Case

Elders play an important role in our communities, to help raise children and provide family support. Most families would like to keep their elders in their own homes but medical issues may make it impossible for the elderly to live on their own. A nursing home may be the only option but…

Cowboy Doctors

Cowboy doctors’, a term first popularized by surgeon and New Yorker writer Atul Gawande, are doctors who push boundaries and guidelines, provide daring and often unnecessary treatments, and act alone. Gawande’s original New Yorker article discussed the problems of disjointed hospital staffs. Over 15 staff members are involved in the care of…

Prisoner’s Medical Care Deemed Satisfactory

A prisoner of Jackson County Jail in Indiana filed a lawsuit against Dr. Al-Shami, claiming he received unreasonable medical care. More specifically, the plaintiff alleged that Dr. Al-Shami failed to monitor his vital signs or ensure that his vital signs were monitored on a regular basis. The prisoner based his claims under…

Federal Magistrate Permits Prison Inmate To Resume Medical Malpractice Claim In Pennsylvania

James Reed, of Factoryville, was an inmate at Scranton’s Lackawanna County Prison in 2014 and brought a medical malpractice claim against the prison’s private healthcare provider, Correctional Care Inc., and against the prison itself. Reed claims that he developed a very serious infection that required surgery because he was forced to clean his colostomy bag in his…

Signs Your Newborn Suffered Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy

Your newborn may have been born with the umbilical cord wrapped around his little neck. The sight of that is traumatizing itself. Many children are fine, though, while sometimes it can deprive an infant of oxygen. Oxygen deprivation before, during, or shortly after birth can lead to hypoxia or hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). The occurrence can…

Horse Bite Injury And Fatal Emergency Treatment

Most animal bite injuries involve dogs and occasionally cats. However, animals like horses can also cause serious bite injuries, which in one woman’s case, turned fatal. Unfortunately, it wasn’t just the animal bite that caused the accident to be fatal but it may have also involved negligent emergency room care.  Horse Bite…

Almost 3 Decades To Recover Damages In Birth Injury

Many people who are injured by medical negligence are surprised to find out how long a civil trial can take. Most medical malpractice lawsuits are settled before going to trial but a number of important cases go to trial because the insurance company doesn’t want to pay up for their doctor’s mistakes. …

What To Do And Not Do After A Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident is a stressful and scary situation. Immediately after a car accident, you may be disoriented and confused about what to do next. After an accident, it’s important to know the steps to take–along with what not to do–in order to protect your legal rights.  DO:  Seek medical attention. No…

Can Information From Your Vehicle’s “Black Box” Be Used In A Personal Injury Case?

Are you aware that your car may have a “black box” that records information about your vehicle usage? Most recently manufactured vehicles are equipped with these devices, as they were mandated for new vehicles in 2014. Officer Scott Parent, of the California Highway Patrol, says that these devices are capable of preserving data that could significantly…

Indiana Supreme Court Lays Framework For Immigration Status Admissibility In Personal Injury Case

Talk of undocumented immigrants has dominated media outlets nationwide. American citizens have an abundance of conflicting opinions that have divided the nation on topics of immigration policy and possible reform. A new decision made on the behalf of Indiana Supreme Court Justices will definitely generate further conversation due to their new ruling…

Daylight Savings Time May Result In More Fatal Car Accidents

If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident that killed someone—or if you’ve ever lost a loved one in a serious accident—during the second week of March, you’re not alone. A recent study revealed that fatal car accidents are more common than usual right after daylight savings time begins. As we prepare to…

$55 Million Verdict In Baby Powder Case

Johnson & Johnson is one of the most trusted names in products for children, particularly newborns and toddlers. The large pharmaceutical company is responsible for popular bathing and care products marketed specifically for children. One of these products is their trademark baby powder, a product that parents frequently use for their newborns….

Backstreet’s Back In Court

Gossip and entertainment magazines keep the public informed when a celebrity is arrested. Although these actors and singers are just like anyone else, news of their DUI or drug arrest will make tabloid’s front pages. However, when a celebrity assaults a member of the public, they may also find themselves in court…

Autonomous Vehicles Still Spark Fear

Elaine Herzberg was struck and killed by a car, like thousands of pedestrians in the United States each year. The year she was struck, 2018, the Governors Highway Safety Association reported that about 6,227 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle crashes across the country. Her death, however, was unique and led to…

Drug Shortages Cost Patients Their Health

Patients expect hospitals and doctors offices to be prepared to provide health care services, but a disturbing trend of drug shortages in the US is making it more difficult for doctors to provide those vital services. The New York Times reports that in recent years, drugs like anesthetics, painkillers, antibiotics, and cancer…

How Physicians May Face Medical Malpractice Claims Following A Patient’s Suicide

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) lists suicide as ranked 10th among causes of death, claiming nearly 45,000 U.S. lives annually. Philip Resnick, M.D., a forensic psychiatrist and professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, has analyzed many negligence claims based on patient suicide. His research suggests 50% of hospital…

Pennsylvania Court Upholds Ruling In Wrongful Death Case Potentially Subject To Arbitration

A three-judge panel recently ruled in the wrongful death case of Smoyer v. Care One in the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Plaintiff Frank Moyer brought a civil action against the parties who managed the nursing home where his now deceased mother lived. Named defendants included Care One, 890 Weatherwood Lane Operating Co., and Healthbridge Management. A Westmoreland…

Medical Negligence Leads To Amputation

A South Carolina woman filed a medical malpractice claim against a variety of medical providers, alleging that a series of errors resulted in an infection that ultimately lead to amputation of both legs, her left elbow, and the fingertips on her right hand. The court ultimately found in favor of the plaintiff,…

Black Women Are 2 To 3 Times More Likely To Die In Pregnancy

According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Black, American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women are 2 to 3 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women. From 2007 to 2016, the annual maternal mortality rate per 100,000 live births was: White women: 13 American…

Burn Injuries From Beverage Carts On Flights

Anyone who sits in an aisle seat on the airplane is likely to have encountered a run-in with the beverage cart. In most cases, it is a surprise when the cart brushes against a shoulder, foot, or arm, but they can also seriously injure an elbow, foot, or knee. The hot coffee…

Doctor In Erin Brockovich Case Blamed For A Patient Injury

A woman who was injured in an elevator accident filed a lawsuit against the elevator company for her injuries, liver failure, and liver transplant. However, when the case went to the jury, the jurors found the woman’s doctor was to blame for her injuries, not the elevator company. The doctor who treated…

Philadelphia Carbon Monoxide Injuries In The Winter

Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when individuals are exposed to carbon monoxide which builds up in the bloodstream. Carbon monoxide can build up in the body, leading to serious tissue damage, and even death. One of the biggest threats of carbon monoxide is that it is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. This can leave…

Local Doctor Sentenced To Three Years In Jail For Rehab Fraud

A Philadelphia-area doctor has been sentenced to three years in jail for his role in what prosecutors described as a complex set of schemes that cheated insurance companies, generated kickbacks, and made struggling drug abusers vehicles for profit. Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Attorney General announced that 11 individuals had been taken…

Lower Court’s Medical Malpractice Ruling Overturned On Statute Of Limitations Interpretation

A California man sued his primary care physician, his neurologist, and their employer, alleging that he was misdiagnosed after reporting headaches. The headaches were initially dismissed, although it was later discovered that the cause was a massive brain tumor. The plaintiff, Steve Drexler, filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Dr. David Petersen,…

Easter Tumble

A day of Easter fun turned sour for one Oregon woman who attended an Easter egg hunt with her son and niece. The plaintiff, Rachel Townsend, filed a personal injury lawsuit against Red Shoe Productions, LLC; and The Aerie at Eagles Landing based upon claims that she was pushed from behind and…

Ocean City Is Awarded Safety Grant After Completing Pedestrian Safety Project

Ocean City in Worcester County has approximately 10,000 year-round residents. However, during the warmer months, there are several million people who visit the city. During these tourist periods, the city has earned a reputation for having traffic accidents and often these involve pedestrians and bicyclists. The number of pedestrian accidents has risen…

Unlicensed Medical Professionals Can Cause Serious Damage

A state-licensed doctor may not always provide perfect care but at least they are held to a certain standard and have passed the state licensing requirements to practice medicine. Unfortunately, patients end up going to a doctor who turns out not to be a real doctor. This can put the patient at…

Duty To Warn – New Rules To Impact Medical Device Manufacturers

A recent decision in the Supreme Court of the State of Washington may have changed the procedural landscape for medical device manufacturers. Taylor v. Intuitive Surgical Inc, was a case centered around a medical device manufacturer, Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (“Intuitive”) which sold a medical device used in laparoscopic surgeries, known as the…

Celebrity Dentist Loses License After Malpractice Claims

In 2004, there was a reality TV series on Fox called The Swan. The purpose of the program was to select a contestant, and assign a panel of specialists to turn the “ugly duckling” into a swan. Specialists included a coach, therapist, physical trainer, cosmetic surgeons, and dentist. The dentist on the…

New Developments In Takata Airbag Defect Lawsuit

Takata, the airbag manufacturing company now notorious for their recent manufacturing defects, is facing additional legal ramifications for their actions. Takata came under fire for their responsibility for severe defects. The defective airbags in question have the potential to deploy randomly while the car is in operation. In addition to this, the…

Experts Have Conflicting Forecasts On Maryland Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums

There is considerable speculation regarding the outlook for rates of medical malpractice insurance. Nationally, rates have declined in the past decade, largely stemming from legislation regarding tort and safety improvements in the industry. The volume of claims has declined overall; however, the size of the claims themselves has increased. The Medical Liability…

Beauty Salon Burns

A Philadelphia woman has filed a case against her salon after suffering serious burns and hair loss from chemicals used by salon employees. Stephanie Hendrick was a customer at Xquisite Hair Design in April of 2014. Hendrick claims that the salon incorrectly used chemicals on her hair with the purpose of washing,…

Pedestrian Fatalities Continue To Surge As Four Fatalities Occur In Washington D.C. In A 36-Hour Period

Fatal vehicle collisions involving pedestrians continue to rise. The total pedestrian fatalities in 2018 will likely exceed 6,000, the highest volume in over 30 years. Between 2007 and 2016 the number of pedestrian fatalities rose by 27%. The Washington Post reported that four pedestrians died in a 36-hour period recently. All four…

Man Diagnoses His Own Cancer Using Google After Doctors Fail

People use the popular Google search engine to search for everything from the day’s lottery numbers to what movies are showing nearby. Some people even use Google to search for what their medical symptoms might signal. A man in England recently used Google to search for what his symptoms might indicate after…

Teenager Dies After Cosmetic Surgery Complications

When Emmalyn Nguyen turned 18, she underwent breast augmentation surgery. The teenager in Colorado was healthy going into the surgery and her family expected her to come out of the surgery without complications. However, instead of waking up from surgery, she suffered cardiac arrest, brain damage, and was left in a coma….

Fatalities From Motorcycle Accidents Spiked In 2015

Lots of people enjoy the feel of an open road. To get closer to the road and experience it more fully, many people choose to ride motorcycles instead of cars, deciding that the feel of wind in their face is worth the risk of a potential accident which may result in serious…

Autonomous Tesla Vehicle Operating In Autopilot Crashed Into Truck At 60 Miles Per Hour

An autonomous vehicle made by Tesla was involved in a significant accident while operating in Autopilot mode. Police in South Jordan, Utah confirmed that a 28-year-old woman was operating a Model S that crashed into a fire truck while in self-driving mode. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently investigating this…

Brain Damage After Allergic Reaction During MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a valuable tool that is used to get images of the anatomy inside a patient. Contrast agents can be used during an MRI to provide images of anatomical structures or blood flow. However, patients can have an allergic reaction to some of these chemicals that can have…

Delays In Cancer Diagnosis Continue To Create Preventable Fatalities And Medical Malpractice Suits

A recent study by Johns Hopkins revealed that medical errors are attributed to approximately 250,000 annual fatalities among patients. Often these deaths are the result of a delay in the diagnosis of some form of cancer. A study from Harvard involving patients admitted to the hospital showed that 17% of the errors that occur…

When You Go In For A C-Section And Wake Up With No Legs

Ella Clarke of Torquay, Devon in England was no stranger to c-sections. The now mother of eight had given birth to six of her children using the procedure. The 31-year old found out she was expecting child number eight just a short while after giving birth to child number seven. She had…

Jury To Rule In A Medical Malpractice Case After A Failure To Diagnose A Bowel Obstruction

Ann Scroggins suffered a heart attack that took her life while undergoing treatment at Athens Regional Hospital under the care of Dr. Daniel Moldoveanu. She was determined to have had a bowel obstruction brought on from the use of opioid pain medication that she was prescribed following knee replacement surgery. Her husband filed a claim…

How To Combat Aggressive Debt Collectors

As holiday shopping comes to an end, many may be receiving a not so jolly gift in the mail… your credit card statement. The Washington Post has reported that more and more Americans turn to their credit cards to pay for the holidays (either for hosting parties, vacations, dinners, gift giving, decorating,…

Medication-Related Mistakes Are Causing Elderly Patient Fatalities

A recent study by the University of Finland in Kuopio indicates that the elderly are increasingly being subjected to dangerous preventable medication errors. This is a particularly difficult problem as they tend to have more chronic conditions and are among the most vulnerable. Much of the report attributes the problem to negligence among physicians….

Settlement Agreement Reached During Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Suit Involving Quadriplegic

Analisa Ramos, a 22-year-old Pennsylvania woman, was the plaintiff in a trial for a medical malpractice case that accused two doctors and a nurse of negligent action in providing care, leading to significant bleeding from her brain region. Ramos underwent a C-section for the birth of her son and has been a quadriplegic, meaning paralyzed…

Who Is Liable For Injuries Involving Attacks At Maryland’s Dog Parks?

A recent article in the Carroll County Times, based in Westchester, Maryland, discussed some potential risks and consequences that can occur at “off-leash” dog parks. The majority of dog parks have signage that clearly prohibits aggressive dogs from entering. Unfortunately, some dog owners are unaware of canine behavior, body language, and may not be…

Legislators Consider The Preventing Maternal Deaths Act As The U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Rises

Members of Congress continue to hear from advocates including medical professionals and families regarding the many women in the U.S. that are dying amid pregnancy. Roughly 800 women across the country die during or shortly after childbirth annually. Almost 60% of these fatalities are determined to have been preventable. The health-focused subcommittee within the…

Massachusetts Court Ruling On An Insurer Accused Of Unfair Settlement Practices In An Injury Case

An Appeals Court in Massachusetts affirmed a Supreme Court ruling that Norfolk & Dedham Mutual Insurance Company (N&D) did not participate in deceptive settlement practices in a personal injury case involving plaintiff Mark Silva. In addition, awards were reversed for damages, interest, and attorney fees for N&D’s failure to include post-judgment interest…

Hospital Ice Machine And Sinks Linked To Legionnaires’ Disease; 5,000 Cases Reported In US Annually

Two patients at a Washington State medical center have died of Legionnaires’ disease and investigators have found evidence of the bacteria in an ice machine and two sinks in the cardiac unit of the hospital. About 5,000 cases of Legionnaires’ disease are reported each year in the United States, according to the…

Jury Awards Man $100,000 In Shooting Death Of His Dog

A Washington State dog owner, this month, was awarded $100,000 by a jury for the shooting death of his beloved pet. The owner filed a civil lawsuit against a neighbor and his family in the death of Chucky, a 7-year-old English springer spaniel. The defendants previously rejected at $21,400 arbitration award. When…

MSU Hit With Record Fine

We have followed the legal fallout of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal for the past few months. In addition to the life imprisonment Nassar is currently serving for his crimes, others who played a role in allowing the abuse to occur for such a long period of time are facing consequences….

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Orders New Trial In Medical Malpractice Case Due To An Error In Jury Instructions

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered a new trial in a medical malpractice claim involving Steven Toms, a neurosurgeon who had been victorious in a Montour County case involving his surgical work at the Geisinger Health System. The appeal resulted in a 4-3 ruling, meaning Megan and Robert Shinal will have their case heard again…

Five Families Suing Virginia VA Hospital For Almost $30 Million

Five families are suing the same Veteran’s Administration hospital in separate cases of malpractice related to healthcare. The law firm representing the plaintiffs specializes in cases malpractice cases against the VA and military healthcare systems nationwide. The firm has filed five lawsuits against the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond,…

New Warnings Issued About Fatal Danger Of Combining Prescription Painkillers With Sedatives

Even though the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is strengthening its warnings about the potential dangers of mixing prescription painkillers and sedatives, some physicians persist in prescribing the sometimes lethal combination. In an announcement at the end of August, the FDA issued a warning that it is requiring “changes to drug labeling,…

Unlicensed Grand Rapids Home For Veterans Charged With Abuse, Neglect

Elderly veterans are some of our country’s most vulnerable citizens and often suffer from elder abuse. Like other older populations, veterans with dementia, post-traumatic stress disorder, or Alzheimer’s can be easily taken advantage of or not given adequate care. In addition, veterans homes are notorious for being underfunded which can make necessary…

Philadelphia Personal Injury Case Involving Four-Year-Old Ends With A Settlement

Plaintiff Tanya Parker filed a civil injury claim in the Philadelphia County Common Pleas Court seeking damages of greater than $50,000 after her four-year-old child (“M.P.W”) was injured while at school. The defendant was the Olde City Day School a child learning and development center that was established in 2010 in Philadelphia. The terms…

Woman Contracts Hepatitis C From A Dental Visit

Many people dread going to the dentist. They may be worried about the number of cavities they have, the sound of the drill, or even the dental bill. However, no one expects to go to the dentist and come back with a chronic disease. A woman in Washington has claimed she tested…

Motorcyclist Killed In West Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident

A motorcycle accident in West Philadelphia claimed the life of a 47-year-old man last week. The accident occurred on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, when the motorcyclist collided with a vehicle at the intersection of 54th Street and Diamond Street. The victim was rushed to the hospital but did not survive his injuries.  Although any accident can cause serious…

What Statute Of Limitations?

It is well known that statute of limitations are used as a “drop dead” date for which medical malpractice cases can be filed. If a potential plaintiff has not filed a medical malpractice lawsuit within a period of time deemed to be reasonable by a state’s legislation, the plaintiff will be barred…

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