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Posted 2 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Ada Kulesza  
Teen Awarded $12.6M for Losing Limbs Because of Expired Vaccine

A jury awarded a Florida teenager $12.6 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit against the University of Miami Medical School for a medication error that caused her to lose all four of her limbs 13 years ago, when she was a toddler. But owing the jury deemed the mother half responsible for the error, the mother will ultimately receive about half the award. All commentators think the medical school will appeal first, though. Queen Seriah Azulla Dabrio gave birth to …

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Posted 2 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Ada Kulesza  
Emotional Distress Enough for Medical Malpractice Suit, Says PA Supreme Court

A Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in December set a new precedent in medical malpractice litigation, expanding the claim of “negligent infliction of emotional distress” (known as the NIED claim) to include people who’ve been emotionally harmed but suffered no physical damage due to medical negligence. In other words, people can have their day in court. The highest court in the Commonwealth said that a doctor’s misinformation caused new mother Jeanelle Toney significant distress when she gave birth to a deformed …

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Posted 2 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Aaron Kase  
Jury Awards $178 Million for Botched Gastric Bypass

In a tragic case in Jacksonville, Fla., a jury awarded $178 million to a man who was permanently physically and mentally disabled when a hospital neglected to follow its most basic safety procedures following gastric bypass surgery. Hospital recognized nationally for strict safety procedures and high quality of care Patient left to linger with serious symptoms for eight days before follow-up surgery occurred Hospital part of healthcare corporation stung for Medicare fraud in 2000    A Serious Complication At 38 …

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Posted 2 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Keith Ecker  
Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes Down “Tort Reform” Law

The Arkansas Supreme Court put the state’s legislature in its place with its decision in a recent medical malpractice case. On Jan 19, the state’s highest court struck down provisions of the controversial 2003 Civil Justice Reform Act, a law that the legislature passed to place limitations on civil claims. The decision comes on the heels of a December 2011 court ruling that struck down the legislature’s instatement of damages caps on lawsuits. The recent case, Broussard v. St. Edward …

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Posted 2 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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