Category: Arkansas Medical Malpractice

Four Arkansas Inmates Sue After Given Ivermectin For COVID-19 Treatment Without Their Consent

A federal lawsuit filed in the United States District Court Western District of Arkansas Fayetteville Division on January 13, 2022 by four inmates at the Washington County Detention Center (WCDC) alleges: “This case is about protecting the interests of detained…
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Arkansas Appellate Court Reinstates Stillborn Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Claim

In its opinion filed on March 9, 2022, the Arkansas Court of Appeals Division I (“Arkansas Appellate Court”) held in an Arkansas medical malpractice wrongful death case involving the stillborn delivery of a baby: “We affirm the dismissal of the…
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Arkansas Man Charged In $100 Million COVID-19 Health Care Fraud Scheme

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on November 3, 2021 that a federal grand jury in the Western District of Arkansas returned an indictment on November 2, 2021 charging an Arkansas man who owned or managed numerous diagnostic testing laboratories…
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Arkansas Appellate Court Reverses Directed Verdict For Nursing Home Involving Resident’s Rights Claim

The Arkansas Court of Appeals (“Arkansas Appellate Court”) held in its opinion dated September 1, 2021 involving a claim under the Arkansas nursing home Resident’s Rights Act: “the circuit court should apply the statute as it operated prior to the…
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Arkansas Appellate Court Affirms Summary Judgment For Radiology Group In Paraplegia Medical Malpractice Case

On January 27, 2021, the Arkansas Court of Appeals Division III held: “The question of law presented is whether the Magranses can maintain their claim that ROR [Radiologists of Russellville, P.A.] is vicariously liable for the actions of Dr. Hale…
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Arkansas Supreme Court Overturns $821K Medical Malpractice Verdict Because Defendants Deprived Of Jury Trial

The Supreme Court of Arkansas (“Arkansas Supreme Court”), in its opinion dated October 15, 2020, overturned a trial judge’s verdict in the amount of $821,635 in an Arkansas medical malpractice case because the trial court improperly deprived the defendants of…
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Former Arkansas Nursing Home Owner Arrested For Stealing Over $43K From Residents’ Trust Fund Accounts

The Arkansas Attorney General announced on July 27, 2020 the arrest of Keith Alan Head (“Head”), the former owner of Prescott Manor Nursing Center in Prescott, Arkansas, by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Head is accused of emptying…
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Arkansas Appellate Court Refuses To Enforce Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement

In its opinion filed on February 12, 2020, the Arkansas Court of Appeals Division II (“Arkansas Appellate Court”) refused to enforce an alleged arbitration agreement between a nursing home resident and the defendant nursing home regarding the subsequent nursing home…
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Former Chief Of Pathology At Arkansas VA Indicted, Including Three Counts Of Involuntary Manslaughter

The Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Arkansas (“U.S. Attorney”) announced on August 20, 2019 that 53-year-old Robert Morris Levy (“Levy”), who served as the Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medical Services at the Veterans Health Care…
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Federal Appellate Court Overturns Order Compelling Arbitration In Nursing Home Wrongful Death Case

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (“Federal Appellate Court”) overturned the district court’s order compelling arbitration of the plaintiff’s nursing home wrongful death claim, stating in its opinion filed on July 23, 2019, “based on this…
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