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Parents Awarded $74 Million in Medical Malpractice Case

The parents of Sofia Blunt were awarded $74 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit after a jury found Dr. Kurt Haupt negligent during her delivery, which resulted in her developing cerebral palsy. ...
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Patient Permanently Paralyzed Due to Medical Error

In a recent medical malpractice case in Pennsylvania, a jury awarded over $12 million to a 53 year-old man who was rendered paralyzed due to the failure of emergency room physicians who did not ...
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Talcum Powder and its Link to Ovarian Cancer

This year alone, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay close to $200 million to women and their families, after the use of their talcum powder products were linked to the development of ovarian ...
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Mesothelioma | A General Overview

Caused by exposure to asbestos, mesothelioma is a type of cancer that typically forms in the lining of the lungs, in the abdomen and, in rare cases, in the heart. Unfortunately, there is no known cure ...
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Placental Abruption and Birth Injuries

Placental abruption, in most cases, is not usually preventable. It occurs when the placenta separates prematurely from the uterine wall, causing severe distress to the infant and often requiring an ...
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Medical Peer Review Privilege

All 50 states and the District of Columbia have a medical peer review statute. This privilege allows protection to medical facilities and doctors, preventing patients and their counsel from acquiring ...
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The Exploration of Federal Diversity Jurisdiction

Earlier this month, Ronald Weich, the Dean at the University of Baltimore School of Law gave Congress a testimony regarding federal diversity jurisdiction, or the right of the plaintiff and defendant ...
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Understanding Non-Economic Damages in Maryland

When someone files a lawsuit after sustaining an injury or after the loss of a loved one, it can be difficult to understand the process and what they may be entitled to under the law. In Maryland, ...
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Nursing Home Neglect Leads to Resident Death, $30 Million Judgment Awarded

A Memphis nursing home was on the losing end of a $30 million judgment awarded by a Shelby County jury in a case involving the death of a resident due to substandard care. Out of the total award, ...
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Mistakes in the Cadaver Program at the George Washington University Medical School Leads to Lawsuit

Attorney Michael M. Wilson, founder of The Law Offices of Dr. Michael M. Wilson, M.D., J.D. & Associates, along with co-counsel Cary Hansel, has filed a lawsuit against George Washington ...
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$22 Million Lawsuit: Doctor Error During Surgery Results In Patient Paralysis

A current medical malpractice lawsuit seeks $22 million in damages in a case in which the doctor was accused of dropping two surgical instruments onto a patient’s spine during surgery to relieve ...
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Medical Errors Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States

Whenever we are hurt, have an illness, or are dealing with some kind of medical condition, we trust doctors and hospital staff to take care of us and remedy our situations. This is a reasonable ...
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Understanding Virginia's Wrongful Death Statute

Death is an inevitable part of life, but it should never be hastened by someone else’s negligence. In Virginia, there are certain actions that a family may take in order to hold negligent ...
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Philadelphia Jury Awards $1.3M in Death of Baby at St. Christopher's

A Philadelphia jury has awarded $1.3 million to the estate of a baby boy who died after complex heart surgery at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. The jury agreed that the baby’s ...
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PA Med Mal Verdicts Hit 15-Year Low

Medical malpractice jury verdicts have hit a 15-year low in the state of Pennsylvania since the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts began reporting figures in 2000. Last year, there were 101 ...
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Jury Awards $44.1 Million to Brain Injury Victim

Recently, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania was ordered to pay a $44.1 million verdict after they failed to recognize a patient’s adverse reactions to an anticoagulant medicine, ...
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$5M Awarded in Med Mal Death Involving Feeding Tube

A jury in Montgomery County has ordered Abington Memorial Hospital and Dr. Kristin Crisci to pay $5 million to the surviving family of an 88-year-old man who died after a feeling tube was improperly ...
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Settlement Reached in Joan Rivers' Death

Melissa Rivers recently announced that her medical malpractice lawsuit against the New York clinic where her mother died during a routine procedure has been settled. Joan Rivers suffered a medical ...
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Study Shows that Medical Errors Should Rank 3rd for Most Common Causes of Death in the US

According to a study conducted by John Hopkins Medicine, medical errors should be the third leading cause of fatalities in the United States. Additionally, the study found that vital statistics remain ...
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D.C. Launches Lead Testing of Area Schools & Rec Centers

This year, 17 water sources at a dozen D.C.-area schools tested positive for elevated lead levels. The school system has been harshly criticized in recent weeks for failing to inform parents when ...
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When Robotic Procedures Lead to Medical Malpractice Cases

Many agree technological advances have greatly helped grow the medical industry. However, others believe that these robots may produce obstacles and technical complications. According to the United ...
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Woman's Family Awarded $72M in Baby Powder Lawsuit

A St. Louis jury recently awarded $72 million to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson baby powder as a feminine hygiene product for decades. The award was ...
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Pittsburgh Mourns the Unexpected Loss of Attorney Deborah Maliver

Deborah S. Maliver, MD, Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorney and managing partner of Biancheria and Maliver, passed away unexpectedly on February 25, 2016 in Sewickley, PA. Deborah was a graduate ...
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Neurosurgeon Speaks About His Career as a Medical Malpractice Attorney

When Dr. Lawrence Schlachter’s career as a neurosurgeon ended, he turned to law school to pursue his next career. Shortly after completing his education, Dr. Schlachter became a medical ...
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The Family of a Woman is Awarded $72 Million from Johnson & Johnson

Recently, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million to the family of a woman who suffered from ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc-based products for years. Sadly, the ...
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