Month: January 2018

11 jan
Minnesota Oral Surgeon Settles Medical Malpractice Lawsuit with Family for $2.06 Million

When Sydney Galleger was told that she needed to get her wisdom teeth removed, she decided to wait until she finished her junior year of high school. Galleger was busy with her final exams and planning out which colleges she would be applying to the next year. On June 9, 2015, a few weeks after her

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11 jan
Appellate Court Rules in Favor of Illinois Family; Upholds $7.8 Medical Malpractice Verdict

Kathy Arient, then 58, sought out medical attention in October 2012, complaining of severe stomach pains. She was referred to Dr. Yasser Alhaj-Hussein, who worked at the Orland Park Surgical Center in Illinois. According to a medical malpractice lawsuit, filed on behalf of Arient’s family, during a celiac plexus block procedure, intended to help manage

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09 jan
The Law of Medical Malpractice in New Mexico: A Survey of Basic Considerations

This article provides an overview of New Mexico medical malpractice law. Lawmakers in the Land of Enchantment have fashioned a distinctive medical malpractice system whose signature features include a state malpractice insurance fund, strict limits on monetary damages, and a mandate to obtain a medical review panel’s opinion before filing suit. Because it is useful

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08 jan
The Law of Medical Malpractice in Utah: A Survey of Basic Considerations

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

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03 jan
Utah Jury Finds North Canyon Care Center Negligent in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit; Awards Family $1.83 Million

On August 11, 2012, Morley Reed Sprague was rushed to the hospital. He was suffering from sepsis, a potentially lethal condition stemming from a severe infection, and a urinary tract infection. Sprague, then 57, had been suffering from MS for nearly two decades and in 2012 he was confined to a wheelchair. After a 12

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