“Case Dismissed: 18-Minute Mistake Moots Med-Mal Case”

A Texas Appeals Court dismissed a medical malpractice lawsuit due to the delay in submission of expert report by the plaintiff’s lawyers by 18 minutes. Due to be filed by 12: AM, the lawyer filed it at 12:18 instead costing them the lawsuit.   The argument of the plaintiff’s lawyers was that the physician did… Continue reading “Case Dismissed: 18-Minute Mistake Moots Med-Mal Case”

“Medical Marijuana Dilutes Medical Malpractice Meaning”

Medical marijuana is legal in more than half of U.S. states, but its illegality at the federal level creates a confusing liability environment for specialty dispensaries and conventional health care providers, a panel of experts has said. Due to these variations in laws, the professionalism of staff in marijuana dispensaries varies significantly, state-wise and hence,… Continue reading “Medical Marijuana Dilutes Medical Malpractice Meaning”

“A Deadline Debacle That Cost $2.3M in Damages”

A missed deadline on the part of the registered agent of Salem Orthopedics cost the company a whopping $2.3 million in damages.   Salem Orthopaedics, had argued in Roanoke Circuit Court that its registered agent, attorney Jeff Dorsey, did not inform it of the suit when it was first filed in June of 2019. The… Continue reading “A Deadline Debacle That Cost $2.3M in Damages”

Medical Malpractice Damages: How Much Is Too Much

A bill is being debated in the subcommittee of the House Judiciary committee that would limit the amount of damages awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.   It seeks to make $250,000, the maximum amount that the court can award for non-economic damages in a medical malpractice case. However, the bill would have no impact on… Continue reading Medical Malpractice Damages: How Much Is Too Much