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$24.8M Verdict Against Assist America For Failing To Fly Injured Man Back To United States For Medical Treatment

On November 19, 2021, a federal jury in Minnesota found Assist America, Inc. liable to a 67-year-old man for its failure to fly him by air ambulance from Mexico back to the United States for ...
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Maryland Delegate Fined $15K For Performing Surgery While Participating In Remote Hearing

On October 19, 2021, the Maryland Board of Physicians imposed a $15,000 fine on a Maryland physician who is also a Maryland state delegate after a panel concluded as a matter of law that she ...
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New Jersey Appellate Court Affirms Dental Malpractice Jury’s Damages Award But Remands On Liability And Proximate Cause

In its October 15, 2021 decision, the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division ("New Jersey Appellate Court") held in a dental malpractrice case: "defendants have not challenged the amount of the jury award. The ...
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Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Summary Judgment As Discovery Violation Sanction In Medical Malpractice Case

In its Order filed on October 14, 2021, the Appellate Court of Illinois Fourth District ("Illinois Appellate Court") held that in denying the plaintiff’s motion seeking to extend his time to disclose Illinois Supreme Court ...
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$3M Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Verdict For Wrongful Death Due To Cancer Misdiagnosis

In late October 2021, a Philadelphia medical malpractice jury returned its verdict in favor of a widow who had sued her husband's doctor for both medical malpractice and wrongful death for the failure to diagnose ...
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Fertility Patients Sue Yale University After Nurse Stole Fentanyl And Replaced It With Saline

On November 17, 2021, seven women filed a lawsuit against Yale University for its alleged failure to safeguard the fentanyl supply at its Yale University Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility clinic in Orange, Connecticut last year ...
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Iowa Supreme Court Rules Disciplinary Information Regarding Doctor Should Not Have Been Publically Disclosed

The Supreme Court of Iowa ("Iowa Supreme Court") held in its October 22, 2021 opinion: "the [Iowa Medical] Board concluded that Iowa Code section 272C.6(4)(a) allows it to publish statements of charges and press releases ...
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Georgia Appellate Court Rules Adult Child Has No Standing To File Wrongful Death Claim For Father’s Medical Malpractice Death

The Court of Appeals of Georgia ("Georgia Appellate Court") held in its opinion dated October 18, 2021: "no Georgia statute or case gives adult children a right to file a wrongful death action to recover ...
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Federal Appellate Court Rules State-Based Claims Alleging Defective Cardiac Defibrillator Were Preempted

In its unpublished opinion dated October 18, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit stated, "21 U.S.C. § 360k ... expressly preempts state laws which impose “different” or “addition[al]” safety requirements ...
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