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Medical Malpractice, Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Syndrome (TENS)

Overview of Stevens Johnson Syndrome Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a severe medical condition that occurs as an allergic reaction to certain medications. The condition involves severe blistering ...
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The Florida Supreme Court Has Removed Caps on Damages for Medical Malpractice Claims Involving More than One Claimant

Earlier this year, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that of the Florida Statutes § 766.118 violated the equal protection clause of the Florida constitution. "Equal protection" holds that ...
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Statistics Speak to State of Medical Malpractice Claims in U.S.

Although medical technology and innovation have made tremendous achievements in the 21 st century, medical malpractice remains a pressing issue for nearly any medical professional. According to a ...
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Kansas Governor Approves Bill to Raise Cap on Medical Malpractice Damages

Earlier this year, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a bill to approve raising the state's cap on medical malpractice damages. The bill was signed into law in May, after both houses of the ...
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Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) Birth Injuries

Cortical visual impairment (CVI) is a serious neurological impairment that can occur as a result of birth trauma. CVI is typically caused by trauma during birth involving a lack of oxygen or blood, as ...
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Ohio Family Awarded $14.5 Million in Medical Malpractice Case

A jury in Cuyahoga County, Ohio recently awarded a $14.5 million medical malpractice verdict to a boy and his mother after the boy suffered serious birth injuries. The trial, which lasted two weeks, ...
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Gallbladder Surgery Errors

Gallbladder surgery is a procedure performed to remove the gallbladder, often due to digestive problems or gallstones. Gallbladders can be removed through open surgery or through a procedure known as ...
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Spinal Cord Compression & Medical Malpractice

Spinal cord compression – which affects roughly 12,000 people each year in the United States – occurs when pressure is placed on the spinal cord. This condition can be caused by trauma, ...
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Antibiotic Errors for Bloodstream Infections Common in Community Hospitals

Medical negligence can take many different forms. From anesthesia errors to surgical errors, any type of mistake or failure of a medical professional to provide adequate care can place patients at ...
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Dr. Michael M. Wilson Quoted in ED Legal Letter

Dr. Michael M. Wilson – founding attorney at The Law Offices of Dr. Michael M. Wilson, M.D., J.D. & Associates – was recently quoted in ED Legal Letter sharing his insight regarding ...
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Birth Injury Cases Still Uncommon, Despite Recent High-Profile Cases

Recently, a number of large verdicts and settlements involving birth injuries have been thrust into the media spotlight. Many of these high-profile cases have resulted in eight-figure compensation ...
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Brain Injury Victim Given Wrong Medication Awarded $5.1 Million by Montgomery County Jury

Earlier this month – on January 16, 2014 – a Montgomery County jury awarded a $5.1 million verdict to a medical malpractice victim who suffered severe brain injuries. The woman – who ...
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Pennsylvania Jury Awards $32.8 Million Brain Injury Verdict

A jury in Chester County, Pennsylvania recently awarded a historic $32.8 million verdict to a 3-year-old plaintiff and her mother – the largest reported verdict in Chester County in 20 years. ...
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New York Birth Injury Cases Reveal Possible Trend of Preventing Common Brachial Plexus Defense

An article recently published in the New York Law Journal – Precluding Med Mal 'Maternal Forces' Defense – is shedding light on an emerging trend in birth injury cases. According ...
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Birth Injury Case in Lehigh County Results in $55 Million Verdict

Following a two week trial in Pennsylvania, a Lehigh County jury awarded $55 million to a family whose child experienced severe brain damage and impairment after physicians allegedly failed to perform ...
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Philadelphia Jury Awards $42.9 Million Verdict in Premature Birth Case

A Philadelphia jury recently awarded a local family a $42.9 million verdict in a medical malpractice case involving the premature birth of a child. As a result of the premature birth and the ...
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$50 Million Verdict Awarded in Wrongful Birth Case

Earlier this month, a jury in King County, Washington award $50 million to a couple whose son was born with severe mental and physical disabilities – an unprecedented jury verdict for this type ...
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Noteworthy Recent Medical Malpractice Opinion from DC Court of Appeals

By: Michael M. Wilson A noteworthy recent opinion in the D.C. Court of Appeals can be found in Perkins v. Hansen, Case No. 11-CV-1540, decided November 7 th, 2013. In this case, Ms. Margie Perkins ...
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Washington DC Medical Malpractice Lawyer Comments on Recent Appeals Opinion

By: Michael M. Wilson A noteworthy recent unpublished opinion in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit can be found in LaClair v. Suburban Hospital, Inc. and Physical Therapy and ...
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Birth Injuries in Washington, D.C.

Birth injuries are among the most common types of medical malpractice, affecting thousands of newborns and families throughout the country each year. Emotionally traumatic experiences, birth injuries ...
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Spinal Meningitis & Medical Malpractice

Meningitis is an inflammation of the protective membranes – collectively known as meninges – that line the brain and spinal cord. Due to its proximity to the spinal cord and brain, ...
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Medical Malpractice Verdict Upheld by Washington D.C. Court of Appeals

In a recent medical malpractice case, the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals – D.C.'s highest court – upheld a $6.5 million dollar verdict. The $6.5 million dollar judgment was ...
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Jury Awards $1.7 Million to Berks County Family After Medical Misdiagnosis Leads to Child's Death

Last month, a jury in Berks County, Pennsylvania concluded a week-long trial involving a medical malpractice claim against an emergency room physician and local hospital. The case was troubling and ...
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Los Angeles Man Awarded $58 Million After Being Severely Beaten

A 43-year-old house painter from Los Angeles was recently awarded nearly $58 million dollars in compensation after a beating from a security guard left him severely brain damaged and deformed. In ...
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Liability Risks of Hospital-Acquired Infections

When it comes to preventable injuries suffered by patients, some of the most common include infections. With amazing improvements in medical science and the healthcare industry, medical providers have ...
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