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It’s Official: California Governor Signs Into Law Medical Malpractice Reforms That Benefit Victims

On May 23, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 35, legislation to modernize the system for awarding damages in medical malpractice cases in California. The legislation was supported by consumer groups, trial attorneys, health ...
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$5M Maryland Medical Malpractice Verdict

A Maryland medical malpractice jury in Howard County, Maryland has awarded the plaintiff in excess of $5 million for permanent damage sustained to her pancreas as a result of an allegedly botched diagnostic procedure that ...
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$7.6M Florida Medical Malpractice Verdict For Leg Amputation Caused By Medical Negligence

In mid-May 2022, a Florida medical malpractice jury returned its verdict in favor of a former firefighter who suffered an above the knee amputation of his right leg after a doctor misdiagnosed a bacterial infection ...
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Texas Appellate Court Affirms Experts’ Reports Were Sufficient When Considered Together In Health Care Liability Case

The Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals stated in its Memorandum Opinion filed on March 15, 2022 in a Texas medical malpractice case where the defendants challenged the sufficiency of the plaintiff's experts' reports: "Appellee is ...
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$111M Minnesota Medical Malpractice Compartment Syndrome Verdict

On May 16, 2022, a Minnesota medical malpractice jury returned its verdict in excess of $111 million in favor of a 25-year-old who had been injured in January 2017 while playing soccer at a pickup ...
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Wisconsin Dentist Convicted Of Healthcare Fraud For Intentionally Breaking Patients’ Teeth

The U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on March 10, 2022, 61-year-old dentist Scott Charmoli was convicted of five counts of healthcare fraud and two counts of making false statements related to healthcare matters ...
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Kentucky Appellate Court Affirms Wrongful Death Verdict Against Nursing Home

The Commonwealth of Kentucky Court of Appeals ("Kentucky Appellate Court") unpublished opinion dated March 4, 2022 affirmed a jury's verdict against a nursing home for the wrongful death of a resident due to the failure ...
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New Jersey Appellate Court Applies Relation Back Doctrine In Allowing Counterclaim Of Former Patient Against Defendant Mental Health Facility

On December 7, 2017, plaintiff sustained severe bodily injuries near her home in Brooklyn, New York, when Michael Gitelis assaulted her. After knocking plaintiff to the ground, Gitelis jumped into her Toyota Camry, put the ...
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Nearly $3 Million Celexa Suicide Verdict In Texas

On May 13, 2022, a Texas medical malpractice wrongful death jury returned its verdict in the amount of $2,979,523 for an elderly man who committed suicide shortly after being placed on the anti-anxiety medication Celexa ...
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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 ...
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