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Illinois Appellate Court Affirms $14M Medical Malpractice Verdict

The Appellate Court of Illinois Fourth District ("Illinois Appellate Court") upheld a $14 million medical malpractice jury verdict in its opinion filed on May 28, 2021. The Underlying Facts On September 21, 2012, plaintiff, Mark ...
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New York Psychiatric Malpractice Case Alleging Improper Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment Is Settled

Sixty-two-year-old New York resident Chris Muth, known as the "Cat Man," has reportedly settled his wrongful psychiatric commitment lawsuit for six figures arising out of his six-day stay in a hospital psychiatric ward in July ...
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VA Agrees To Pay $2.75M To Settle Botched Ankle Surgery Leading To Leg Amputation

The U. S. Government has agreed to settle the medical malpractice claim of a 58-year-old Ohio man involving the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. The federal medical malpractice lawsuit alleged that in February 2015 the man ...
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135 Month Prison Sentence For Health Care Fraud Involving Tricare

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida announced on May 28, 2021 that a Georgia man was sentenced on May 27, 2021 to over 135 months in federal prison for defrauding Tricare ...
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Feds Detail $65 Million Nationwide Conspiracy To Defraud Federal Health Care Programs

The owners of four orthotic brace suppliers and several marketing companies were charged in a complaint unsealed on April 21, 2021 for allegedly orchestrating a nationwide kickback and bribery scheme to order medically unnecessary orthotic ...
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$13.5M New York Medical Malpractice Verdict For Veteran’s Amputation Due To Misdiagnosis

A New York medical malpractice jury awarded an Army veteran and his wife $13.5 million on May 27, 2021 after a six-day trial, specifying that $10 million was being awarded for pain and suffering and ...
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Maryland Appellate Court Reverses Summary Judgment For Medical Malpractice Defendants

In its unreported opinion filed on May 26, 2021, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland ("Maryland Appellate Court"), Maryland's intermediate appellate court, held: "Viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to appellants, we ...
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New Jersey Medical Malpractice Case Involving Spinal Abscess Filed Too Late

The Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division ("New Jersey Appellate Court") stated in its May 24, 2021 opinion in a New Jersey medical malpractice case where the plaintiff alleged that the defendants failed to ...
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Sava Senior Care To Pay $11.2M To Settle False Claims Act Allegations

The U. S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced on May 21, 2021 that SavaSeniorCare LLC ("Sava") has agreed to pay $11.2 million, plus additional amounts if certain financial contingencies occur, to ...
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