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Western PA. Jury Awards Couple $16M Verdict

The verdict included $10 million for wrongful death, $5 million for pain and suffering, and over $1 million for loss of income. The jury found obstetrician Patricia Vigder to be 70% negligent, Paula Youngdahl 25% negligent and Heritage Valley Health System Inc. 5% negligent…law.com, Western Pa. Jury Awards Couple $16M Verdict in Med Mal Case, sAleeza Furman, Mar 2023

Idaho Supreme Court Vacates Med Mal Defense Verdict

In 2018, John Beebe was diagnosed with melanoma cancer in his foot.
After his diagnosis, oncology specialists at North Idaho Day Surgery,
LLC (“NWSH”) recommended a forefoot amputation to remove the melanoma and a sentinel
lymph node biopsy (“SLNB”) to assist the oncologist with staging the cancer. John scheduled both
procedures, which were completed without complications…idaho.gov, March 2023

Doc Never Met Patient Who Died, but Negligence Suit Moves Forward

On July 26, 2017, Blagden arrived at the Graham Hospital emergency department (ED), in Canton, Illinois, complaining of neck pain and an insect bite that had resulted in a swollen elbow. His ED doctor, Matthew McMillin, MD, who worked for Coleman Medical Associates, ordered tests and prescribed an anti-inflammatory pain medication and a muscle relaxant…medscape.com, Doc Never Met Patient Who Died From Insect Bite, but Negligence Suit Moves Forward, Wayne J. Guglielmo, MA, Feb 2023

$4.3 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Suit in Man’s Death

The jury returned the medical malpractice verdict against Athens Heart Center and Dr. Subodh Agrawal after a weeklong trial presided over by Judge Charles Auslander in Athens…onlineathens.com, Athens jury returns $4.3 million verdict in medical malpractice suit in man’s death, Wayne Ford, Athens Banner-Herald, Feb 2023

Connecticut Supreme Court Adjusts Prior Decision on Med Mal Claims

The plaintiff, Shane J. Carpenter, filed the lawsuit against dentist Bradley J. Daar and Shoreline Modern Dental after the defendant allegedly failed to diagnose and treat an infection in the plaintiff’s tooth during a root canal…law.com, New Case Law: Connecticut Supreme Court Adjusts Prior Decision on Med Mal Claims, Emily Cousins, February, 2023

$792,000 Award For Failure To Timely Diagnose Lyme Disease

Following a two-week trial before a Baltimore medical malpractice jury, and after two hours of deliberations, the jury returned its verdict saying that the health care providers misdiagnosed his Lyme disease and failed to timely treat his Lyme disease, allowing the severity of his Lyme disease to progress to Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (“PTLDS”) that is associated with long-term complaints of pain, stiffness, fatigue, and cognitive issues following treatment…medicalmalpracticelawyers.com, $792,000 Baltimore Medical Malpractice Verdict For Failure To Timely Diagnose Lyme Disease

Medical Negligence Case Reinstated, Trial Judge Misapplied AOM Statute: Says Court

The New Jersey Appellate Division reinstated a medical negligence case, finding that the trial judge improperly rejected the plaintiffs’ claim that they were prevented from filing an affidavit of merit due to the defendants’ failure to produce medical records…law.com, NJ Appeals Court Reinstates Medical Negligence Case, Finding Trial Judge Misapplied AOM Statute, Colleen Murphy,Jan 2023

Call for Caution on Med Mal Reform

Runaway jury verdicts” make headlines and convey the impression that the tort system is merely a means of wealth redistribution…law.com, Call for Caution on Med Mal Reform By Law Journal Editorial Board, December 30, 2022

$14.42 Million Verdict For Patient’s Opioid Addiction

Courtney was experiencing extreme pain due to pelvic prolapse in 2017 for which she needed immediate medical care. She received an urgent referral
to a colorectal specialist for a surgical consult, but was told that the correct specialist was not available to her under her Health Net Medi-Cal plan…medicalmalpracticelawyers.com, $14.42 Million Verdict Against Health Net For Patient’s Opioid Addiction, Dec 2022

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