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Posted 2 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Courtney Sherwood  
Jury Awards $3 Million for “Wrongful Birth”

An Oregon couple has been awarded nearly $3 million to care for their daughter, after successfully arguing in court that they would have aborted her had they known before her birth that she had Down syndrome. Jurors found Portland-based Legacy Health negligent for failing to spot four-year-old Kalanit Levy’s chromosomal abnormality before her birth, and blamed a failure of communication between doctors and lab workers, in part, for the missed diagnosis despite several red flag raised by ultrasounds. Parents Deborah …

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Posted 2 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Sylvia Hsieh  
Flood of Lawsuits Suggests ‘Deathtrap’ Hospital

One of New York’s hospitals faces mounting criticism and risks losing federal and state healthcare funding because of widespread complaints of medical errors and shoddy practices. In October, after a tragedy unfolded at Brookdale Hospital when a newborn died after he was admitted to the emergency room with a fever, an investigation by the city’s medical examiner determined that six month-old Amaan Ahmmad died because he was mistakenly given an adult dose of an antibiotic. Since then, scrutiny of the …

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Posted 2 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Courtney Sherwood  
Hospital Dodges $31 Million Verdict Awarded to Quadriplegic Boy

Fourteen-year-old Aaron Edwards cannot walk or talk and needs 24/7 care because of hospital errors that left him severely disabled at birth. When his mother was in labor, a nurse at Lee Memorial Hospital administered a drug to speed her labor and then forgot to stop the drug’s IV drip. That cut off baby Aaron’s air supply, causing lifelong disability. Now a Florida jury has ordered that the  hospital should pay $31 million to the teen’s family to pay for …

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Posted 2 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Keith Ecker  
Florida Supreme Court to Decide on Damages Caps

The health care debate is heating up in Florida as the state’s highest court weighs the constitutionality of a law that places caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. The case, known as McCall v. U.S., concerns 20-year-old Michelle McCall, who bled to death while giving her birth to her son. In the lawsuit, McCall’s family alleged that if it were not for the negligence of the medical staff on hand, the young woman would be alive today. A …

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Posted 2 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Aaron Kase  
Family Awarded $3.4 Million After ER Misses Aneurysm

It’s gospel in health care– if you have chest pains, get to the emergency room, especially if you have a history of heart problems. But an inexperienced ER doctor in New York thought his patient’s complaints weren’t serious, and sent him home with muscle relaxers. The result was deadly. Jury awards $3.4 million to deceased man Symptoms and medical history all pointed toward aortic aneurysm Doctor didn’t know how to use electronic medical records     They Just Blew It …

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