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Utah Man Awarded Largest Personal Injury Verdict in Utah History

Earlier this week, a jury in Utah awarded a man the largest personal injury verdict in the state's history. The plaintiff was a former CEO who received $11.2 million for the injuries he suffered ...
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One-Sixth of All Hospital Deaths Occur from Avoidable Mistakes

Medical malpractice is a serious problem in the United States, as evidenced by numerous studies evaluated in an article shared on Lawyers and Settlements. According to one analysis, more than 400,000 ...
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Joan Rivers' Daughter Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

On September 4, 2014, groundbreaking comedienne and fashion show host Joan Rivers underwent what was supposed to be a routine endoscopy, but she never woke up. The details that have been uncovered ...
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Malpractice Suit Rates and Awards in Decline

The newest report on medical malpractice suits in America by the Journal of the American Medical Association claimed what many have been recognizing for nearly a decade: the frequency, and award ...
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Joint Tortfeasors: When More Than One Is to Blame for Your Accident

When more than one party is potentially liable for causing an accident that caused injuries to another, those parties are called joint tortfeasors. How important is it to determine who exactly the ...
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Removing Clots May Limit Damages from Stroke

A stroke is a medical condition that occurs when blood flow to the brain is stopped. If the brain does not get the blood and oxygen it needs, then brain cells can die, causing permanent damage. Each ...
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California's Medical Malpractice Cap Reviewed by Supreme Court

In November, the California Supreme Court agreed to hear a legal case that challenges the state's financial cap on payouts for pain and suffering in medical malpractice lawsuits. In 1975, ...
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New U.S. Reports Point to Dramatic Decrease in Medical Errors

It's official: after three years of new initiatives under the Affordable Care Act, the Obama Administration has announced a sharp decline in medical errors nationwide. Since 2011, the Centers of ...
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FDA Warns that Laparoscopic Uterine Power Morcellation May Spread Unsuspected Uterine Cancer

Every year, approximately 600,000 hysterectomies are performed in the United States. One of the most common ways this surgery has been performed in recent years has been via laparoscopic power ...
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Voyeur Rabbi, Georgetown University & Kesher Israel Face Class Action Lawsuit

For those who are heavily involved in any religious community, their religious leaders or people they look up to, trust, and turn to for advice and guidance. When those leaders turn out to have dirty ...
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Congratulations to the 2014 Youth Leadership Spirit of Service Honoree, the Honorable Howard S. Chasanow

Michael M. Wilson & Associates wishes to congratulate the Honorable Howard S. Chasanow on being named the 2014 Youth Leadership Spirit of Service Honoree. Mr. Chasanow was honored at a dinner of ...
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Former Patients of Dr. Ivica Ducic to Sue for Medical Malpractice after Occipital Neurectomies

The Law Offices of Dr. Michael M. Wilson, M.D., J.D. & Associates represents at least two former patients of Ivica Ducic, M.D., and Georgetown MedStar Health, with respect to occipital ...
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Medical Malpractice Awards Trending Downwards

With no evidence that suggests that the instances of medical malpractice are decreasing, the amount of restitution victims are receiving has seemed to drop over the past 15 years. Since medical ...
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Important Ruling for Walters v. People's Republic of China

A recent ruling in the Walters v. People's Republic of China case has implications for the country of China in a case that has been ongoing since 1993. This ruling indicates the power of the ...
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Proposition 46 Fails in California, Medical Malpractice Damages Cap Remains the Same

California Proposition 46 failed in the November 4, 2014 election, preventing the damages cap for medical malpractice lawsuits from increasing. In 1975, the cap on verdicts and settlements for medical ...
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Why California Proposition 46 Should Pass

This upcoming election day, the state of California is voting on a landmark issue that could cause states across the country to follow suit. Proposition 46 is a hot-topic issue that, if passed, would ...
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VerdictSearch Announces Honorees in Their First Ever "New York's Verdicts & Settlements Hall of Fame"

On October 10, VerdictSearch proudly announced its first ever "New York's Verdicts & Settlements Hall of Fame." This year, the focus is medical malpractice, with other practice areas ...
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The Federal Tort Claims Act: Suing the Government for Military Hospital Negligence

Military hospitals are owned and operated by the U.S. government. Therefore, medical malpractice cases must be handled differently when the negligence occurs in military hospitals. The Law Offices of ...
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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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