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Tag: Medical Errors

Georgia Couple Gets $10.1M Verdict in Med-Mal Case

The litigation stemmed from what was supposed to be a procedure in which the surgeon removes the gallbladder, a small pouch that stores bile produced by the liver…law.com, ‘A Good Result’: Ga. Couple Gets $10.1M Verdict in Med-Mal Case Due to Botched Surgery, Everett Catts, June 2022

Trial or No Trial: Jury To Decide

Jury deliberations are under way at trial over whether medical negligence caused a Georgia hospital patient’s profound brain damage…blog.cvn.com, Emory Healthcare Faces Trial Over Hospital Patient’s Severe Brain Injury, Arlin Crisco, June 2022

Notice Mailed Timely Or Too Late: Florida Supreme Court Resolves

In Boyle v. Samotin, a plaintiff in a medical malpractice case mailed the required presuit notice prior to the expiration of the statute of repose, but the defendant physician did not sign the return receipt for that notice until after the limitations period…law.com, Fla. High Court Resolves Conflict Among District Court Over Med Mal Notice Period, Junw 2022, Stephen Cain and Michael Levine

Georgia Jury Returns $4.25M Med-Mal Verdict

After a two-week trial in southeast Georgia’s Liberty County State Court, two Hinesville litigators
have achieved a $4.25 million jury verdict for the family of a nursing home patient who died from
the inadequate documentation and treatment of a bedsore…law.com, Georgia Jury Returns $4.25M
Med-Mal Verdict, Cedra Mayfield, May 2022

Georgia Appeals Court Reinstates Parents’ Med-Mal Claim

The Court of Appeals of Georgia has reinstated a lawsuit in which two parents claim Insight Psychiatric Services neglected to identify lupus in their daughter…law.com, Georgia Appeals Court Reinstates Parents’ Med-Mal Claim, Finds Expert Testimony Should Have Been Admitted, Mason Lawlor, May 24, 2022

Medical Malpractice May Have Been Erroneously Viewed As Ordinary Negligence

The Massachusetts Appeals Court vacated an interlocutory order and instructed a trial judge to take another look at a complaint filed against Winchester Hospital, finding that the judge initially erred in viewing the matter as one alleging ordinary negligence rather than medical malpractice…law.com, Appellate Court: Trial Judge Erroneously Viewed Med-Mal Suit as Ordinary Negligence Claim, Citing Improper Notice? May 2022

Appellate Court Sides With UConn Hospital in Wrongful Death Suit, Citing Improper Notice

The Connecticut Court of Appeals sided with UConn Health’s John Dempsey Hospital last week, finding the trial court ”broadly construed” that the plaintiff’s initial notice to sue in his individual capacity did not include permission to sue on behalf of a decedent’s estate…law.com, Appellate Court Sides With UConn Hospital in Wrongful Death Suit, Citing Improper Notice? May 2022

Telemedicine: What Does It Mean for Med Mal Litigation?

Although in-person visits have slowly begun rebounding to pre-pandemic levels, and some measures that expanded access to telemedicine during the pandemic have ended, it is anticipated that increased use of telemedicine will continue. The American Medical Association has stated that telehealth is a critical part of the future of health care…law.com, Telemedicine in the Era of COVID-19: What Does It Mean for Med Mal Litigation? Jeffrey Krawitz and Michael Ksiazek, May 2022

Doctor Must Pay $1.3M for Patient’s Cancer

Plunkard, 46, of Brunswick, Md., claimed in her lawsuit that Marks should have discovered her cancer in January 2016 at a time when it could have been remedied by way of a simple surgery…law.com, pennlive.com, Federal jury awards $1.3M to terminally ill woman who claimed doctor misdiagnosed her cancer, Matt Miller, Apr 22

18-Inch Sponge Left in Stomach for 5 Years

Carolyn Boerste underwent aortobifemoral bypass surgery at University of Louisville Hospital In March 2011 to improve circulation in her lower extremities. During the surgery, performed by Marvin Morris, MD, the surgical team left a laparotomy sponge in Boerste’s abdomen…medscape.com, Lawsuit: 18-Inch Sponge Left in Stomach for 5 Years; Migrates Internally, Alicia Gallegos, Mar 2022

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