News Category: Medical Negligence

When you become injured due to incompetence or negligence of a medical professional, the legal process of holding them accountable may seem daunting. Additionally, insurance companies may become involved in the process, but they are often more concerned with their own bottom line, than doing what is right for you.

Keeping up with the latest news developments about different aspects of regulations, rules an outcomes can be vital in successfully holding a healthcare provider accountable. It is important to find a medical malpractice attorney willing to take the time to explain terms and developments in your case to you.

Teenage Shooting Victim’s Family Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against Florida Hospital for Negligence in His Death
09 aug
Teenage Shooting Victim’s Family Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against Florida Hospital for Negligence in His Death

Teenage Shooting Victim’s Family Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against Florida Hospital for Negligence in His Death Brian Brown was getting ready to start his freshman year at Merced College in California, where he had received a full scholarship to play football. Before moving from Florida , Brown needed to make some extra cash for living

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Lawsuit Accuses Vermont Hospital of Medical Malpractice
23 jun
Lawsuit Accuses Vermont Hospital of Medical Malpractice

Lawsuit Accuses Vermont Hospital of Medical Malpractice On March 24, 2014, Cynthia Hawthorne experienced an intense pain in her lower abdomen. The agony became so unbearable that she went to the emergency room at the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital to seek treatment. Doctors at the Vermont hospital believed that she was suffering from diverticulitis, which is

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Suspended Washington State Naturopath Physician Allegedly Continues Practice
22 jun
Suspended Washington State Naturopath Physician Allegedly Continues Practice

Suspended Washington State Naturopath Physician Allegedly Continues Practice In October 2012, Brian Hirsh contacted Lucinda Messer, while searching to find an alternative treatment option for his colon cancer. Messer admitted Hirsh in to the Goddess Sanctuary, her former naturopathy retreat that was located in Kirkland, WA. But Hirsh’s estate claims that he entered on false

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Family Files Malpractice Lawsuit Against Texas Hospital over Alleged Cover Up
09 jun
Family Files Malpractice Lawsuit Against Texas Hospital over Alleged Cover Up

Family Files Malpractice Lawsuit Against Texas Hospital over Alleged Cover Up Early in 2015 Cris Chapa brought her mother, Manuela Chapa, to the Kindred Hospital located in Sugar Land, Texas. Manuela, then 87, was suffering from pneumonia and her condition was worsening. So the Chapa family was not shocked when they were called in to

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Professional Athlete Forced into Retirement Because of a Concussion Claims Lawyers Sabotaged Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
02 jun
Professional Athlete Forced into Retirement Because of a Concussion Claims Lawyers Sabotaged Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Bryan Namoff played for D.C. United, a Major League Soccer club, for nine years. He was a fan favorite and one of the best defenders in the league. But in a September 2009 match against Kansas City, his life changed forever on a routine header. When he went up to head the ball a player

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Paralyzed Woman Awarded Second Largest Medical Malpractice Judgement in Colorado’s History
01 may
Paralyzed Woman Awarded Second Largest Medical Malpractice Judgement in Colorado’s History

In September 2013, Robbin Smith was preparing to travel to what was supposed to be one of the happiest days of her life. It was her son’s wedding that fall. As a chronic pain sufferer, Smith visited the Surgery Center at Lone Tree LLC in Colorado for a consultation, seeking relief. The attending physician recommended

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South Florida Medical Center Found Negligent for Woman’s Fall & Broken Hip
01 may
South Florida Medical Center Found Negligent for Woman’s Fall & Broken Hip

In September 2015, Dolores Moore was brought to the West Boca Medical Center in South Florida where she was found to be suffering from hyponatremia, which is a low sodium level in the blood. Hyponatremia is very common in the United States. There are more than three million cases annually and with treatment the condition

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Jury Finds Woman’s Brain Damage Caused by Doctors’ Negligence; Awards Family $45,822,677
11 apr
Jury Finds Woman’s Brain Damage Caused by Doctors’ Negligence; Awards Family $45,822,677

On August 22, 2009, Shannon Trabue’s water broke and she was rushed to the Atlanta Women’s Specialists LLC, a Georgia hospital, to deliver her baby. After the successful cesarean section birth of a little girl, Trabue’s doctors found a spike in her blood pressure. Three days later, still under the care of obstetricians Stanley R.

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Plaintiff Awarded $13.75 Million;  Seletha Gartell v. Universal Health Services, Inc., dba Aiken Regional Medical Center
30 mar
Plaintiff Awarded $13.75 Million; Seletha Gartell v. Universal Health Services, Inc., dba Aiken Regional Medical Center

  Earlier this month a jury awarded Seletha Gartell $13.75 million in damages over the alleged negligence of her South Carolinian doctors and nurses from more than four years ago. After being rushed to the emergency room for breathing complications on December 6, 2012, Gartell allegedly waited five hours to see a physician. Her lawyers

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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Increasing Against New Hampshire Hospital
01 oct
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Increasing Against New Hampshire Hospital

As many as 24 former patients and one employee of Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire are currently suing or planning to sue the medical treatment facility and its officials for medical malpractice and other charges because they all claim they contracted hepatitis C under the hospital’s care. State officials believe that a greater number of

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West Virginia Family Awarded $90.5 Million In Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
01 oct
West Virginia Family Awarded $90.5 Million In Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

In 2010, Tom Douglas filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Manor Care Inc., HCR Manor Care Services Inc., Healthcare and Retirement Corp. of America LLC, and Heartland Employment Services LLC as he blamed his mother’s death on the negligence of her nursing home.  Dorothy Douglas was reported to have died from dementia within the weeks

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New York Man Awarded $2.1 Million In Radiology Malpractice Suit
01 oct
New York Man Awarded $2.1 Million In Radiology Malpractice Suit

Errors by radiologists can occur for a number of reasons, from misreading X-rays to poor communication with physicians, and they can result in very serious health complications that can even be life-threatening. In the case of one New York man, an error by a radiologist proved to be life-altering and a jury awarded him $2.1

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Maryland Family Agrees To Settlement With Anesthesiologist, Oral Surgeon, and Others After Daughter Dies From Brain Injury
01 oct
Maryland Family Agrees To Settlement With Anesthesiologist, Oral Surgeon, and Others After Daughter Dies From Brain Injury

On March 28, 2011, 17-year old Jennifer Olenick underwent a routine wisdom tooth extraction procedure. While that sounds typical and seemingly ordinary, Jennifer wound up entering a coma and dying ten days later. According to the Baltimore Sun, “[a]n autopsy report showed she died because of a lack of oxygen to her brain during surgery.”

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Missouri Man Awarded $6.4 Million in Malpractice Suit
01 oct
Missouri Man Awarded $6.4 Million in Malpractice Suit

Last year, The Missouri Supreme Court struck down a legislative cap set on the amount awardable for “pain and suffering” in medical malpractice suits, ruling that the cap violated a patient’s right to a jury trial, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The cap was originally set at $350,000 and was established in 2005. Recently,

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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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If you or a loved one become injured in an instance where a physician or medical healthcare provider is at fault, you need someone who is going to be on your side to explain things that may confuse you. Medical errors can have devastating consequences and that’s why you may need a reliable medical malpractice attorney help you get your rightful compensation. Review our news articles and contact us today for a consultation.