Autopsies Can be Helpful in Establishing Medical Malpractice

Superior Court affirms medical malpractice win for defendants

https://pennrecord.com/stories/511105240-superior-court-affirms-medical-malpractice-win-for-defendantsPHILADELPHIA
The Superior Court recently ruled in favor of defendants Chestnut Hill Hospital, Tri-County Emergency Physicians and many of its associates in an appeal filed by Ellesia Blaque of a trial court decision clearing the healthcare provider …

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Defendants deny claims in medical malpractice lawsuit

https://www.athensnews.com/news/local/defendants-deny-claims-in-medical-malpractice-lawsuit/article_cf0e0ae4-2854-11e7-8204-6f83b2a20d48.htmlUnder affirmative defenses, the answer claims that the complaint fails to comply with requirements under Ohio Revised Code, that any injuries, losses and damages were a result of a superseding, intervening cause and/or the plaintiff’s own negligence …

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Miami Gardens family wins $33.8 million medical malpractice award against federal government

https://www.local10.com/news/florida/miami-dade/miami-gardens-family-wins-338-million-medical-malpractice-award-against-federal-governmentThe federal government will have to pay a Miami Gardens family a $33.8 million award in a medical malpractice lawsuit after a judge ruled on Monday that a federally employed doctor’s decisions caused a teen’s baby boy to suffer irreversible …

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Governor expected to approve medical malpractice lawsuits limits

https://www.radioiowa.com/2017/04/19/governor-expected-to-approve-new-medical-malpractice-caps/Democrats and Republicans in the Iowa legislature have had fierce debates over liability issues this year.

However, a bill that would place new limits on medical malpractice lawsuits now has made it through the House and Senate with bipartisan support.

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Autopsies Can be Helpful in Establishing Medical Malpractice

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/autopsies-can-be-helpful-establishing-medical-malpractice“Even if you don’t believe that your doctor did anything wrong or out of the ordinary, it is advisable to ask for an autopsy to be performed within 24 hours of death.”

“And you should immediately suspect that something is wrong if the request is refused.”

To prove that medical malpractice played a role in the death of a loved one, you must first determine the exact cause of death and provide conclusive actions linking the attending specialist to that cause.

If a hospital refuses to agree to an autopsy …

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Medical malpractice bill passes Iowa Senate

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2017/04/17/medical-malpractice-bill-passes-iowa-senate-heads-branstad/100511382/The Iowa Senate gave final approval Monday to legislation aimed at limiting medical malpractice lawsuits, one of the key priorities of majority Republicans’ policy agenda for the 2017 session.

Senate File 465 includes provisions governing doctor …

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Bills stir debate over medical malpractice

http://www.dailycomet.com/news/20170416/bills-stir-debate-over-medical-malpracticeBATON ROUGE — A pair of bills calling for an increase in the $500,000 cap on economic damages for medical malpractice has prompted lawmakers to consider broader changes in state laws.

The House Civil Law and Procedure Committee voted Thursday to …

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GOP Bill Would Make Medical Malpractice Suits Harder to Win

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/15/us/politics/republicans-health-care-bill-medical-malpractice-suits.htmlWASHINGTON
Low-income people and older Americans would find it more difficult to win lawsuits for injuries caused by medical malpractice or defective drugs or medical devices under a bill drafted by House Republicans as part of their plan to replace …

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