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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds Res Ipsa Loquitur Doctrine And Direct Evidence Are Not Mutually Exclusive

In its opinion dated December 22, 2021, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Middle District ("Pennsylvania Supreme Court") stated in a medical malpractice case it was deciding: "res ipsa loquitur boils down to this: Under certain ...
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Maryland Pain Management Doctor Who Sexually Abused Patients Has His Request For Reinstatement Denied

The Maryland Board of Physicians ("Board"), in its Order dated December 27, 2021, denied the application for reinstatement filed by a Maryland pain management doctor, finding that he was not fit to return to the ...
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Colorado Supreme Court Holds Minor Children Can Now Recover Pre-Maturity Medical Expenses

On October 5, 2005, Alexander Rudnicki suffered serious injuries during his birth when OB-GYN Peter Bianco, D.O. negligently performed an operative vaginal delivery using a vacuum extractor to assist in that delivery. At birth, Alexander ...
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Charleston Hospital Faces Additional Lawsuits Alleging Bacteria In Water Caused Infections In Surgery Patients

The Post and Courier reported in December 2021 that breast cancer survivors who had surgery at Roper Hospital (Roper) in Charleston, South Carolina filed lawsuits in November 2021 alleging that they developed non-tuberculous mycobacteria infections ...
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California Doctor Finally Surrenders Medical License After Three Investigations Into Patient Deaths And Ten Malpractice Lawsuits

A California doctor agreed to surrender his California medical license, effective December 30, 2021, after three investigations found him to be grossly negligent in the care he provided to patients, resulting in the deaths of ...
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Mississippi Supreme Court Affirms $4M Birth Injury Medical Malpractice Verdict

In its opinion issued on December 16, 2021, the Supreme Court of Mississippi affirmed a $4 million birth injury medical malpractice verdict, finding that the denial of the defendants' post-trial motion for judgment not withstanding ...
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Texas Appellate Court Rules Medical Malpractice Plaintiff’s Expert’s Report Was Sufficient

The Texas Medical Liability Act (TMLA) requires a claimant to serve an expert report early in the proceedings on each party against whom a health care liability claim is asserted. TEX. CIV. PRAC. & REM ...
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Texas Appellate Court Denies Summary Judgment In Medical Malpractice Case Based On COVID-19 Delays

In its Memorandum Opinion filed on December 21, 2022, the Court of Appeals Thirteenth District of Texas Corpus Christi - Edinburg ("Texas Appellate Court") held in a medical malpractice case where the trial court denied ...
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Man Who Overdosed On Fentanyl Cannot Sue Pharmacy

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Middle District stated in its opinion dated December 22, 2021: "The question in this appeal is whether claims brought against a pharmacy on behalf of a decedent who overdosed on ...
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