Daily Archives: January 13, 2012 - 2 results

Posted 5 years ago in Jury Awards by Heather McGowan  
Editor’s Choice: Jury Awards Edition

• Lack of care in nursing home death ends with $200 million jury award. Richard Nunziata turned to attorney Benny Lazzara, Jr. and filed a negligence lawsuit in Pinellas County, Florida, following the death of his 92-year-old mother, Elvira Nunziata, in a fall at her nursing home. The jury’s verdict included $60 million in compensatory damages and $140 million in punitive damages. Lazzara said he asked the jury to make a statement in the case in response to Elvira’s care and …

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Posted 5 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Aaron Kase  
Survey Shows Doctors Report Only 14 Percent of Errors

A study by the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services has found that doctors and hospitals are reporting only 14 percent of their mistakes when caring for Medicare patients, raising disturbing questions about accountability and quality of care in the nation’s medical facilities. A Clear Attempt To Avoid Responsibility To err is human.  The problem is, unlike most professionals, when doctors mess up, people die. Also like most people, doctors don’t like to …

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