Month: November 2017

Jury Finds Eastern Maine Medical Center & Surgeon Negligent for Medical Malpractice; Awards Robbie Nason $2 Million
29 nov
Jury Finds Eastern Maine Medical Center & Surgeon Negligent for Medical Malpractice; Awards Robbie Nason $2 Million

Jury Finds Eastern Maine Medical Center & Surgeon Negligent for Medical Malpractice; Awards Robbie Nason $2 Million On July 17, 2013, Robbie Nason went to work at Old Town Canoe located in Old Town, Maine, just as he had for over a decade. Nason, 49, started building boats for Old Town Canoe in 1989 and

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The Law of Medical Malpractice in Rhode Island: A Survey of Basic Considerations
26 nov
The Law of Medical Malpractice in Rhode Island: A Survey of Basic Considerations

The Law of Medical Malpractice in Rhode Island:   A Survey of Basic Considerations   Rhode Island medical malpractice law is among the most complex legal practice areas.  The statutes, case law, and regulations governing medical malpractice law in Rhode Island are highly technical.  For instance, there are very strict and complicated filing deadlines that must be

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Florida Supreme Court Rules On Secret Ex Parte Interviews
21 nov
Florida Supreme Court Rules On Secret Ex Parte Interviews

Florida Supreme Court Rules Secret Ex Parte Interviews of  Medical Malpractice Plaintiffs’ Doctors Unconstitutional  On November 9, 2017, the Florida Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in Weaver v. Myers, No. SC15-1538 (Nov. 9, 2017).  In Weaver, the Supreme Court struck two provisions pertaining to secret, ex parte interviews with plaintiffs’ healthcare providers in connection

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The Law of Medical Malpractice in Kentucky: A Survey of Basic Considerations
20 nov
The Law of Medical Malpractice in Kentucky: A Survey of Basic Considerations

The Law of Medical Malpractice in Kentucky: A Survey of Basic Considerations This article provides an overview of Kentucky medical malpractice law. The Bluegrass State generally treats malpractice claims the same as other types of negligence claims, with a few important exceptions. Kentucky lawmakers have been deterred from placing a statutory maximum limit on monetary

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New Jersey Jury Finds Orthopedics Center and Doctor Negligent for Malpractice; Awards Woman $1.2 Million
19 nov
New Jersey Jury Finds Orthopedics Center and Doctor Negligent for Malpractice; Awards Woman $1.2 Million

During Samantha Alpert’s senior year at Livingston High School, she was informed by her doctors that she had a benign bone growth in her left leg called osteochondroma. Steven Robbins, her orthopedic surgeon, wanted to check for cancer and performed a biopsy on June 5, 2013. According to a medical malpractice lawsuit, filed on behalf

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South Carolina Jury Finds Columbia Urological Associates Negligent; Awards Family $10,000,000
16 nov
South Carolina Jury Finds Columbia Urological Associates Negligent; Awards Family $10,000,000

In August 2010, Joann Shull Bannister and her husband were told by Dr. Philip Kinder that his team at Columbia Urological Associates were planning on surgically removing a lesion from her left kidney. The Bannisters were relieved when it was determined shortly thereafter that the surgery was unnecessary. According to a medical malpractice lawsuit, filed

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Arizona Jury Finds Medical Center Liable For 2013 Malpractice; Family Awarded $12 Million
16 nov
Arizona Jury Finds Medical Center Liable For 2013 Malpractice; Family Awarded $12 Million

Esmeralda Tripp, then 42, went to see her doctor for a checkup in September 2013. Tripp was taking a prescribed blood thinner called Coumadin and she had a history of seizures. Her primary physician was concerned that her blood was actually too thin and told Tripp that she needed to go straight to an emergency

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The Law of Medical Malpractice in Mississippi
14 nov
The Law of Medical Malpractice in Mississippi

The Law of Medical Malpractice in Mississippi: A Survey of Basic Considerations This article provides an overview of Mississippi medical malpractice law. In the Magnolia State, plaintiffs planning to file malpractice lawsuits ordinarily must first consult with a medical expert to obtain an opinion about whether the case has merit, and also must give 60

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Pennsylvania Judge Approves $4.5 Million Geisinger Settlement
07 nov
Pennsylvania Judge Approves $4.5 Million Geisinger Settlement

On February 29, 2016, Andrew J. Martin, then 70 years old, was brought into the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Margaret Martin, his wife, and their three children, were under the impression that he would be quickly returning from the hospital in good health. But after spending 77 days at the

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West Virginia Jury Finds Doctor Negligent & Awards Plaintiff Nearly $5.8 Million
07 nov
West Virginia Jury Finds Doctor Negligent & Awards Plaintiff Nearly $5.8 Million

Early in 2014, Dominique Adkins underwent an operation to have her thyroid gland removed at a hospital in Charleston, West Virginia. Adkins, 38 at the time, came out of the operation unable to speak and in severe pain. According to a medical malpractice lawsuit, filed in March 2016, her doctor allegedly impaired critical nerves in

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How Delayed C-Sections Can Cause Serious Injury
01 nov
How Delayed C-Sections Can Cause Serious Injury

When Waiting Wreaks Havoc How Delayed C-Sections Can Cause Serious Injury When Victoria Upsey arrived at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center on a Sunday afternoon in August of 2008, the 34-year-old expectant mother knew something wasn’t right. Her baby wasn’t due for another month, but she was experiencing “constant cramps,” according to court documents, and her

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