UPDATE: Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in the News

Okay, so here’s a staggering, and sobering, statistic:

“According to a study by John Hopkins Medicine, medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States right behind heart disease and cancer.”

Texas doctor can’t be sued in New Mexico, court rules

https://www.abqjournal.com/968337/texas-doctor-cant-be-sued-in-nm-court-rules.htmlWertheim said the instances in which Texas law allows malpractice lawsuits against hospitals like Texas Tech University Medical Center are so narrow that it would not be possible to file suit against it, and that was probably never a possibility under …

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Arkansas Jury Enters $46.5 Million Verdict For Toddler In Medical Malpractice Case

MIAMI, FL
In a two-week trial, a toddler, Kara Smalls received a jury verdict of $46.5 million in compensatory damages against a family doctor, Dr. Jonathan Lewis, employed by Ouachita Valley Family Clinic, a Baptist Health …

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Are medical malpractice lawsuits really a form of ‘blackmail’?

Both President Trump and Price have criticized “frivolous” medical malpractice lawsuits for contributing to the cost of health care and health insurance.

Insurers are said to charge more to recoup the costs of lawsuits; doctors are said to order …

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Prescription for disaster: Is the system stacked up against victims of medical malpractice?

https://www.wfaa.com/news/prescription-for-disaster-is-the-system-stacked-up-against-victims-of-medical-malpractice/421319235There were almost 1,000 malpractice lawsuits filed last year compared to 845 in 2011, according to the state office of court administration.

As a percentage, medical malpractice lawsuits represent a tiny fraction of non-motor vehicle civil lawsuits …

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Jury awards Springfield woman $28 million in malpractice lawsuit

http://www.ky3.com/content/news/Jury-awards-Springfield-woman-28-million-in-malpractice-lawsuit-415720413.htmlSPRINGFIELD, MO
A Greene County jury this week awarded nearly $29 million to a woman who sued Mercy Clinic Springfield Communities for malpractice in 2015.

Attorneys for Emilee Williams convinced a jury that her doctor, Dr. Elene Pilapil, …

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Court awards Valley veteran $2.5 million in medical malpractice

https://www.azfamily.com/story/34678220/court-awards-valley-veteran-25-million-in-medical-malpractice-suitU.S. Army vet Steve Cooper was awarded $2.5 million in his medical malpractice lawsuit against the Phoenix VA on Monday.

U.S. Magistrate Michelle Burns ruled Monday that a nurse practitioner who found abnormalities in Cooper’s prostate in 2011 should …

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Medical malpractice judgment might be largest in state history

https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2017/03/03/medical-malpractice-judgment-might-largest-state-history/98695690/In 2014, the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners reprimanded Oury for failing to disclose medical malpractice lawsuits and criminal charges on his application to practice medicine in South Dakota.

During 2012 and 2013, the board …

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Aiken Regional Medical Centers hit with $13.75 million judgment – Aiken Standard

https://www.aikenstandard.com/news/aiken-regional-medical-centers-hit-with-million-judgment/article_95b11c4c-ff77-11e6-acdf-17ca3827246b.htmlAiken Regional Medical Centers must pay a triple amputee nearly $14 million in damages, in a medical malpractice case, according to a verdict reached by an Aiken County jury Tuesday.

Seletha Gartrell, 54, of Aiken, filed suit after she lost both her …

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Who can file a medical malpractice lawsuit?

https://fox6now.com/2017/03/01/who-can-file-a-medical-malpractice-lawsuit-contact-6-looks-at-the-limits-in-wisconsin/MILWAUKEE, WI
According to a study by John Hopkins Medicine, medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States right behind heart disease and cancer.

Yet in Wisconsin, families of victims are seldom awarded money for their emotional …

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House narrowly OKs bill putting restrictions on medical malpractice lawsuits

https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article135842203.htmlThe Kentucky House narrowly approved a bill that will make it more difficult to pursue medical malpractice and neglect lawsuits in Kentucky, putting the bill one procedural step away from being sent to Gov. Matt Bevin for his signature.

Under Senate …

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Hospital Pays Out $500,000 In Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

https://www.legalreader.com/16891-2/Medical malpractice lawsuits are more common than one may think.

Unfortunately, even routine procedures can go horribly wrong in the blink of an eye.

Most of the time, medical personnel have good intentions when entering an operating room.

However …

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$50 million civil trial accuses Phoenix VA of medical malpractice

https://www.azfamily.com/story/34618999/50-million-civil-trial-accuses-phoenix-va-of-medical-malpracticeU.S. Army veteran Steve Cooper of Chandler has stage 4 prostate cancer, a terminal illness Cooper claimed could have been easily treated if not for the reckless care he received at Phoenix’s VA Medical Center.

(Source: 3TV/CBS 5). A $50 million medical …

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