Month: September 2014

Four Juries Side with Plaintiffs
27 sep
Four Juries Side with Plaintiffs

Four recent medical malpractice lawsuits – whose original incidents date back as far as six years – have been decided in favor of the plaintiffs. Loss of Husband to Bad Diagnosis An Alabama woman who lost her husband in 2008 was awarded $4 million by a jury in Walker County. Donna Hallmark claimed in her

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California Voters Face Damage Cap  Initiative in November
26 sep
California Voters Face Damage Cap Initiative in November

Voters in California are going to be the latest decision makers in a long and contentious argument over pain and suffering awards tied to medical malpractice. In California, pain and suffering awards (also called non-economic awards) have been capped at $250,000 for almost four decades in medical malpractice cases. A recently-qualified state ballot initiative (Proposition

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More Large Transvaginal Mesh Verdicts
26 sep
More Large Transvaginal Mesh Verdicts

With thousands of lawsuits still cuing up for the foreseeable future, makers of mesh vaginal implants have recently suffered serious setbacks in the courtroom. Boston Scientific was ordered to pay a Texas woman more than $70 million after a device left her with permanent damages. The same week, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay

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Malpractice Quickly Enters Joan Rivers Conversation
08 sep
Malpractice Quickly Enters Joan Rivers Conversation

As the shock of comedienne Joan Rivers’ death continues to swirl, a new conversation has begun to take a prominent place in the conversation: Was Rivers the victim of medical malpractice? Speculation about what happened in New York City’s Yorkville Endoscopy Clinic is all over the map with the media, the public and attorneys weighing

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