Month: July 2017

New Mexico Jury Finds Albuquerque Hospital Negligent; Awards Family $7.75 Million
24 jul
New Mexico Jury Finds Albuquerque Hospital Negligent; Awards Family $7.75 Million

New Mexico Jury Finds Albuquerque Hospital Negligent; Awards Family $7.75 Million Michael Webb waited as long as he could. The pain in his knee was not going away. Finally, in December 2011 he decided to have surgery performed. After the procedure, complications forced Webb in to the intensive care unit (ICU) at the Presbyterian Hospital

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House of Representatives Votes to Drastically Limit Medical Malpractice Cases
21 jul
House of Representatives Votes to Drastically Limit Medical Malpractice Cases

House of Representatives Votes to Drastically Limit Medical Malpractice Cases At the end of June, the House of Representatives passed a bill to limit the amount of non-economic damages that can be paid out in medical malpractice cases to just $250,000.  Non-economic damages compensate for the human aspects of an injury or death—including the loss

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Illinois Judge Orders University of Chicago Medical Center Pay Family $52,050,000
19 jul
Illinois Judge Orders University of Chicago Medical Center Pay Family $52,050,000

Illinois Judge Orders University of Chicago Medical Center Pay Family $52,050,000 Lisa Ewing was 40 weeks pregnant in 2004 when she noticed that her baby was not moving nearly as much as he had been. Upon the discovery she immediately went to the University of Chicago Medical Center to be evaluated. But according to a

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Wisconsin Appellate Court Rules $750,000 Medical Malpractice Cap Unconstitutional
17 jul
Wisconsin Appellate Court Rules $750,000 Medical Malpractice Cap Unconstitutional

Wisconsin Appellate Court Rules $750,000 Medical Malpractice Cap Unconstitutional A lawsuit filed on behalf of Ascaris Mayo was brought before a three-judge panel at Wisconsin’s First District Court of Appeals and they ruled that the state’s cap on non-economic medical malpractice damages is unconstitutional. Six years ago, Mayo, then 51, was brought into the Columbia

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Louisiana Appellate Court Upholds Verdict & Increases Award by $1,186,000
14 jul
Louisiana Appellate Court Upholds Verdict & Increases Award by $1,186,000

Louisiana Appellate Court Upholds Verdict & Increases Award by $1,186,000 After seeing a gastroenterologist in August 2013 about a pain in his upper right abdomen, Roger Burchfield was referred to the Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. Forrest Wright, a surgeon at the medical center, determined that Burchfield, then 58, required immediate gallbladder surgery. Before

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New York Woman Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Over Alleged Cancer Misdiagnosis and Unnecessary Breast Removal
05 jul
New York Woman Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Over Alleged Cancer Misdiagnosis and Unnecessary Breast Removal

New York Woman Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Over Alleged Cancer Misdiagnosis and Unnecessary Breast Removal More than 200,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, including Eduvigis Rodriguez. She was 49 years-old when she noticed a lump in her left breast. Based on a biopsy performed at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in New

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Superior Court Denies Appeal & Finds the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Negligent
03 jul
Superior Court Denies Appeal & Finds the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Negligent

Superior Court Denies Appeal & Finds the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Negligent Shamir Tillery was 11 months old when he came down with a high fever. It was December 2009 and his mother, Shantice Tillery, was getting their home ready for the holidays. But when his temperature did not drop after a day, Shantice brought

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