Category: Nurse Practitioner Malpractice

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$18 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict For Misdiagnosed Breast Cancer In 22-Year-old

$18 Million Verdict For Misdiagnosed Breast Cancer: After a two-week trial that ended on July 22, 2022, a Pennsylvania medical malpractice jury returned its verdict in the amount of $18 million in favor of a now 26-year-old woman whose breast…
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Former Tennessee Clinic Owner Sentenced for Opioid Distribution

The United States Department of Justice announced on January 21, 2022 that a former nurse practitioner and clinic owner was sentenced in the Eastern District of Tennessee to 168 months in prison and $700 in special assessments, followed by three…
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Michigan Appellate Court Discusses Effect Of Plaintiff’s Bankruptcy On His Medical Malpractice Case

The State of Michigan Court of Appeals (“Michigan Appellate Court”) held in its unpublished opinion dated October 15, 2020: “it is undisputed that plaintiffs claimed an exemption for this medical malpractice claim when they filed their petition for Chapter 7…
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Tennessee Appellate Court Finds No Fraudulent Concealment, Applies Statute Of Repose To Medical Malpractice Claim

The Court of Appeals of Tennessee at Nashville (“Tennessee Appellate Court”) held in its opinion filed on March 11, 2020 in a Tennessee medical malpractice case, “Based on the undisputed facts, we conclude that Ms. Tucker’s claims against these defendants…
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Indiana Appellate Court Reverses Summary Judgment For Nurse Practitioner With Regard To Timeliness Of Medical Malpractice Claim

The Court of Appeals of Indiana (“Indiana Appellate Court”), in its opinion dated November 21, 2019, reversed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendant nurse practitioner (“NP”), finding that there was a genuine issue of…
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New Study Finds Medical Malpractice Allegations Against Nurse Practitioners Similar To Physicians

A recent study entitled “Nurse Practitioner Closed Claims Study” involving 67 closed medical malpractice claims against nurse practitioners (“NP”) from January 2011 through December 2016 that was published by The Doctors Company, the largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurance company in…
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Hawaii Medical Malpractice Case Settled For Unnecessary Death Of 8-Year-Old

A Hawaii medical malpractice case filed after the unnecessary death of an 8-year-old second grader from Hilo, Hawaii was recently settled by the U.S. government for $850,000 (the health care clinic where the child was treated was a federally qualified…
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$20.6M Minnesota Medical Malpractice Verdict For Mother’s Postpartum Death

A Minnesota medical malpractice jury returned its verdict in favor of the plaintiffs on August 28, 2017 for the death of a 30-year-old mother who had given birth to her first child in the hospital, and six days later died…
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Does The Increasing Prevalence Of Nurse Practitioners (NP) Providing Primary Care Affect Patient Safety?

There are more than 234,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) licensed in the United States, and they practice in every state and in the District of Columbia, according to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). 89.2% of NPs are certified in…
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Texas Appellate Court Finds Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Expert’s Report Deficient

In its Memorandum Opinion dated March 30, 2017, the Court of Appeals Thirteenth District of Texas Corpus Christi – Edinburg (“Appellate Court”) remanded the Texas medical malpractice case to the trial court to determine whether to grant the plaintiff a…
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