Category: Client Updates

Florida $1.25 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict For Hepatitis C Contracted During Colonoscopy

A 70-year-old Florida Air Force veteran had a colonoscopy in 2007 at the Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center (“V.A. Medical Center”). He had been tested for hepatitis C in 2006 that was reported as negative. But in 2009, after receiving a letter from…
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$1.5 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict For Suicide Due To Antidepressants

On November 20, 2012, a medical malpractice jury awarded $1.5 million due to the suicide of a patient who allegedly was improperly prescribed antidepressants and who was not properly monitored while taking the antidepressants. The patient, who was a 51-year-old well-respected high…
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New Hampshire $5 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict Against Radiologist

On November 15, 2012, a New Hampshire medical malpractice jury returned its verdict in the amount of $5 million against a radiologist who allegedly misread a CT scan that resulted in the patient suffering more severe effects from a stroke….
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Health Trends Statistics For The United States (2011)

During the past 22 years ending in 2011, there was a 21.2% improvement in overall health in the United States. The most improvements were seen in the reduction of infant mortality, infectious disease, prevalence of smoking, cardiovascular deaths, and violent crime. Despite these…
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Florida Nursing Home Hit With $1.8 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict

Earlier this week a Palm Beach County, Florida jury reached a verdict of nearly $1.8 million in favor of the estate of a former pro-wrestler who died as a result of nursing home negligence on May 23, 2008. The 72-year-old nursing home…
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Pennsylvania Superior Court Denies Arbitration For Nursing Home Wrongful Death Claim

According to a wrongful death claim filed in Pennsylvania, a nursing home resident had a scheduled appointment on November 3, 2010 with her treating physician for which the nursing home provided her with transportation. The nursing home’s “transporter” pushed the resident in a wheelchair…
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Indiana Supreme Court Holds Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund Liable

In its decision rendered on October 31, 2012, the Indiana Supreme Court rejected the arguments of the Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund in defending against a petition to recover excess damages arising out of a medical malpractice action when the Fund attempted…
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Pennsylvania Superior Court Declares PA Wrongful Birth Law Unconstitutional

On November 14, 2012, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania declared that the Pennsylvania statute prohibiting causes of action for wrongful birth and wrongful life (42 Pa.C.S.A. § 8305) was unconstitutional because the manner in which § 8305 was enacted violated the “single-subject rule”…
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Skilled Nursing Facilities Received $1.5 Billion In Inappropriate Medicare Payments In 2009

Earlier this month, the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a report entitled “Inappropriate Payments to Skilled Nursing Facilities Cost Medicare More Than a Billion Dollars in 2009.” Skilled nursing facilities (“SNFs”) received…
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Chicago Psychiatrist Charged With Receiving Illegal Kickbacks And Filing False Claims

The Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois announced on November 15, 2012 the filing of a civil fraud lawsuit against a Chicago psychiatrist, alleging that the psychiatrist received illegal kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies for prescribing anti-psychotic drugs and had submitted at least 140,000…
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