Law Barring ‘Wrongful Birth’ Suits To Stay

The state Supreme Court ruled against the parents of a girl born with a severe brain abnormality who said they would have opted for an abortion had they known of their daughter’s medical problems months before her May 2014 birth…insurancejournal.com/Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Law Barring ‘Wrongful Birth’ Suits, John Hanna, 2021 The girl’s brain abnormality… Continue reading Law Barring ‘Wrongful Birth’ Suits To Stay

How About an Affidavit of a Meritorious Defense in Med Mal Cases?

The handling of malpractice cases would be much more efficient if defendants were required to provide an affidavit from a qualified expert early on in the case stating under oath that the treatment at issue complied with the standard of care—just as the plaintiff is required at the outset to submit an affidavit from a… Continue reading How About an Affidavit of a Meritorious Defense in Med Mal Cases?

COVID-19 Surge Leads To More Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

An increase in medical malpractice lawsuits appeared to show the strain COVID-19 put on the America’s doctors and hospitals. Surges in COVID-19 cases correlated with medical malpractice claims from people 70 and older, according to data from medical malpractice law firm Justpoint….. https://wwmt.com/, https://justpoint.com/, Experts say increase in medical malpractice lawsuits shows stress hospitals are… Continue reading COVID-19 Surge Leads To More Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Leaked Private Information Leads To Lawsuit

A 21-year-old woman contacted a hospital transplant program and expressed her desire to donate a kidney to her uncle, with whom she and her mother lived. An extensive medical workup of the young woman included a psychological evaluation and an explanation by a registered nurse of the details of the “living donor consent form” written… Continue reading Leaked Private Information Leads To Lawsuit

Could An ECG Have Saved A Life?

A 42-year-old woman with a history of smoking, hypertension, anxiety, and panic attacks had been the patient of Dr FP, a family practitioner, for 10 years. Two days after her last visit with Dr FP, the patient presented to the emergency room with shortness of breath and chest pain…www.medscape.com, Malpractice Case: Could an ECG Have… Continue reading Could An ECG Have Saved A Life?