Topics: Medical Malpractice - 87 results


Doc Pays $1.4M for Removing Wrong Ovary

Going under the knife is stressful enough. Having to worry about the surgeon operating on the wrong side is almost unthinkable. But it happens more than you might think – an estimated 40 times per week, according to a hospital accrediting group. In one recent example, a jury awarded a young medical student $1.4 million against the doctor who removed the wrong ovary. Nadege Neim, was pregnant when she went to her gynecologist, Dr. Maureen Muoneke, who performed an ultrasound …

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Catholic Health Group Says Unborn Babies Aren’t People

Attorneys for a Catholic health care organization are defending against a wrongful death lawsuit by making an unexpected argument: A fetus is not a person. Jeremy Stodghill brought the suit two years after his wife, Lori, died in St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City, Col. Lori was seven months pregnant with twin boys when she began vomiting and struggling to breathe on New Years Day in 2006. Jeremy drove her to the hospital emergency room, where she suffered a …

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Newsbreak: Surprising Results in Three Cases [Video]

  Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine broadcasts today’s Newsbreak, a round-up of legal news you can use. Why did the Indiana Supreme Court cut $7 million out of a jury award? You’ll find out as Larry reports on an Indiana man whose wife died a painful death due to medical malpractice. You’ll learn about the effects of tort reform, an anti-consumer law. You be the judge of whether the outcome was unfair. The Newsbreak also visits a wild party in Ohio. …

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Prisoner Denied Anti-Seizure Meds Wins $12 Million Verdict

A prisoner who called out for his anti-seizure medication for days but was not given them by prison medical providers has won a $12 million jury verdict. Ray Fox was in an Illinois state prison in 2007 when he suffered a brain aneurysm. His mother, Rose, now cares for her 50-year-old son around-the-clock. His family filed a lawsuit claiming that the aneurysm was caused by negligent medical care in prison. “You trust the system to take care of your loved …

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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards Medical Malpractice by Sylvia Hsieh  
Veteran Awarded Millions When VA Gives Wrong PTSD Meds

A Marine sergeant who developed post-traumatic stress disorder after some harrowing experiences in Iraq won $3.7 million in his lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for not treating his illness properly and giving him the wrong medications. While conducting door-to-door sweeps of houses in Baghdad, Marine sergeant Stanley Laskowski pushed open the door of an apartment discovering a dying child, covered in blood. He had shot open the lock on the outside of the door, and thought that …

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