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Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Manhattan Jury Awards Record-Setting Verdict to Former Cornell Student Nearly Killed in Car Wreck

A Manhattan jury awarded a record-setting $71 million verdict last Thursday, September 28 to a former Cornell University student who suffered life-altering injuries in a wreck caused by a fatigued ...
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Fatal Medication Error Leads to $10 Million Jury Award in Baltimore

A fatal medication error that led to the death of a patient being treated by the University of Maryland Medical System resulted in a $10 million jury award. According to court documents, the lawsuit ...
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Largest Pelvic Mesh Verdict to Date Awarded Against Johnson & Johnson

Last week, a jury in Philadelphia, PA awarded a 51-year-old woman $57.1 million in damages for complications, pain, and suffering related to pelvic mesh implants that failed to work as intended due to ...
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DC Regulators Order United Medical Center to Stop Delivering Babies Following Dangers Mistakes

Regulators from the District of Columbia Health Department recently shut down the obstetrics ward at United Medical Center, the only full-service hospital in Southeast DC, after it was discovered that ...
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Forceps Injuries: Risks to Mothers and Babies

Forceps are a medical instrument used to facilitate extraction of a baby’s head through the birth canal during delivery. Forceps-assisted deliveries are typically performed when labor becomes ...
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Walmart Settles with Comedian Tracy Morgan for Estimated $90 Million

The long-winded case between Walmart and comedian Tracy Morgan has finally settled, with Walmart insurers paying him an estimated $90 million for a 2014 accident he was in with a Walmart truck driver. ...
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Jury Awards $148 Million to Woman Paralyzed in Bus Shelter Collapse at Chicago Airport

A jury in Cook County recently awarded $148 million in damages to a 26-year-old woman who was permanently paralyzed after a poorly maintained bus shelter collapsed and fell on her at Chicago ...
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Walker County Hospital Forced to Pay in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for Missed Bacterial Meningitis

The family of an infant son has just been awarded $10 million from a Walker County hospital, due to the hospital’s negligence in failing to diagnose bacterial meningitis. As a result, the infant ...
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Dallas County Jury Awards $20 million in Fatal Brain Damage Case

In a case from Dallas County, Texas, the family of a woman who died after suffering brain damage while being treated at a local hospital was awarded nearly $20 million in damages. Prior to her ...
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$417-Million Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

This Monday, a California jury awarded a plaintiff $417 million in damages against Johnson & Johnson, a pharmaceutical, multinational medical devices, and consumer packaged goods manufacturing ...
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Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Surgeon's Record Includes Ten Malpractice Lawsuits, Four Patient Deaths

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, head of orthopedic surgery at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, is facing widespread scrutiny over a record that alleges numerous poor patient outcomes, including four patient deaths since ...
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Social Media Discovery

Social media has become an irreplaceable part of our lives, and many people find it difficult to imagine a world without using this platform to discuss politics, religion, family, relationships, work, ...
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Report Determines 35% of Dementia Cases are Preventable

At the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, The Lancet released a new report that has garnered much attention throughout medical and psychological healthcare communities. ...
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$8.5 Million Awarded in Medical Malpractice Case Involving Devastating Brain Injury at Pediatric Care Facility

A jury in Pennsylvania recently returned an award for $8.5 million in damages to an 8-year old boy who experienced severe and permanent brain injury while he was being cared for at a pediatric nursing ...
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Missouri Man Awarded $45 million After Knockerball Spinal Cord Injury Results in Paralysis

A 25-year-old man from Ashland, Missouri was playing a game known as Knockerball in December of 2016 at a local mall when he suffered severe and permanent injuries that left him with quadriplegia. ...
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Arkansas Jury Awards $46.5 Million in Brain Damage Birth Injury Case

A jury in Union County, Arkansas recently awarded $46.5 million in damages over a lifelong disability suffered by a child born at a local medical center. According to court documents, the lawsuit ...
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The U.S. Supreme Court Changes Jurisdictional Requirements for Vioxx and Other Mass Tort Cases

New Jersey has long since been a focal point for mass tort litigations because the state conveniently hosts many of the pharmaceutical companies that often have such cases brought against them. ...
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Iowa Supreme Court Recognizes Wrongful Birth Claims

On June 2 nd, the Iowa Supreme Court joined the majority of the United States in recognizing wrongful birth claims. This move thus resuscitated a couple’s medical malpractice suit alleging they ...
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Proposed Trump Budget Calls for Medical Malpractice Damages Caps, Reform

In previous blog posts, we have discussed tort reform efforts, medical malpractice damages caps, and how they strip the power of decision making away from juries and bestow that power onto lobbyists ...
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Pennsylvania Building Collapse Victim Awarded Historic $96 Million Payout

Last month, a Pennsylvania woman was awarded $96.5 million in compensation after she was catastrophically injured in a tragic Philadelphia building collapse in 2013. The award, which followed a $257 ...
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The Dangers of Delayed Diagnosis

When your health is at stake, a delayed diagnosis can cause irreversible harm. Waiting to diagnose an illness can cause symptoms to worsen, while your condition goes untreated. Preventable ...
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Cook County Judge Awards $23M Verdict in Brain Damage Birth Injury Case

In a recent notable verdict from Illinois, a Tinley Park family was awarded over $23.1 million in compensation by a Cook County Circuit Court judge who sided with the family’s allegations that ...
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Ovarian Cancer Patient Wins $110M in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

The latest lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson has resulted in a $110 million verdict in favor of the plaintiff, a 62-year-old Virginia woman who claimed that the company failed to disclose the ...
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Philadelphia Jury Awards $20 Million in Surgical Mesh Trial

A Cinnaminson, NJ woman was awarded $20 million in damages by a Philadelphia jury after suffering injuries related to a vaginal mesh product manufactured by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary. ...
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Plaintiffs Awarded $41.6M for Perinatal Brain Injury

A family in Pennsylvania was recently awarded $41.6 million in a case involving misuse of forceps during delivery. The plaintiffs filed their initial complaint in March 2013 alleging that the doctor ...
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