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Randy Appleton

Husband Wins $6 Million Wrongful Death Verdict in Med Mal Suit

A Montgomery County OH jury awarded $6 million last month to a man whose wife passed away while giving birth to their son six years ago. The wrongful death, medical malpractice jury awarded the husband the pay out after it […]

Randy Appleton

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Alleged Nursing Home Abuse Case

A hospital and nursing home in New Hampshire are being sued for wrongful death in the case of an 87 year old man who died in 2011 after he developed pneumonia. According to court documents filed at Hillsborough NH County […]

Rick Shapiro

Joan Rivers Med Mal Lawsuit Settled

The family of Joan Rivers reached a settlement earlier this month with the clinic and doctors that it sued for medical malpractice over her death. The doctors who operated on Rivers accepted responsibility for her death but the amount of […]

Rick Shapiro

PA Jury Awards $44 Million to Patient in Med Mal Lawsuit

A jury in Philadelphia PA awarded $44 million to a woman who suffered a major brain hemorrhage during treatment at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, according to media reports. The jury determined that the hospital was 65% liable […]

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Injury Caused By OB/GYN Medical Malpractice?

The relationship between a patient and their doctor is predicated on trust. You are putting your health and well-being in their hands. When you suffer a serious harm from your doctor’s carelessness or negligence, you feel violated. This is especially […]

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Preventable Medical Mistakes Drop Under Obamacare

Deadly medical errors at hospitals are down, according to a recent report from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality(AHRQ). Pinpointing the exact reasons for the change or to predict whether the decline will continue, is difficult if not impossible. Over […]

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Misdiagnoses Take an Unsupportable Toll on Patients and Their Families

Working from the understanding that a diagnostic error is “the failure to (a) establish an accurate and timely explanation of the patient’s health problem(s) or (b) communicate that explanation to the patient,” a committee established by the Institute of Medicine […]

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Painkiller Addicts in West Virginia Can Sue Negligent Doctors and Pharmacists

Patients who believe their doctors and pharmacists acted negligently in allowing them to become and remain addicted to powerful prescription painkillers and psychoactive have won an important case before the West Virginia Supreme Court. The ruling in Tug Valley Pharmacy […]

Rick Shapiro

Medical Malpractice: Virginia Surgical Team Mocks Patient and Creates False Diagnosis

A Virginia (VA) man who was about to be put under anesthesia for a colonoscopy procedure decided to turn on his cellphone’s audio recorder before the procedure so it would capture the doctor’s post-operation instructions.  As soon as he pressed […]

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Concierge Medical Services Company Found Liable for Overpromising on Benefits

MDVIP, which contracts with doctors across the United States to provide concierge medical services has been ordered to pay the estate of a deceased woman $8.5 million. Jurors hearing a civil case in West Palm Beach, Florida (FL), held the […]