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Official Report at Least 5 Births Following Botched Zika Tests by DC Lab

April3
Officials Report at Least 5 Births Following Botched Zika Tests by DC Lab

Officials from the District of Columbia have reported that at least five pregnant women who had their blood tested for Zika by the DC public health lab last year have since given birth. These five births include at least one...

Spine Surgeon “Dr. Death” Sentenced to Life in Prison

March3
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Last week, Christopher Duntsch, a 45-year-old Texas neurosurgeon who earned himself the nickname “Dr. Death,” was sentenced to life in prison by a Dallas jury. After deliberating for just over an hour, jurors agreed with prosecutors that the former surgeon...

Error in DC Lab Tests for Zika Results in Hundreds of Retests, Concerns for Mothers

February28
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In what has made national headlines, the DC public health lab is retesting of hundreds of blood samples after a critical error in laboratory testing procedure was discovered. The error, discovered in fall of last year by newly appointed public...

Birth Injury Case Ends in Jury Verdict Victory for Plaintiff

January27
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A medical malpractice plaintiff has recently won a medical malpractice case who suffered a birth injury in 2009. Legal representatives worked closely with the client’s parents, who filed the lawsuit on his behalf, through a hard-fought legal battle that included...

Checklists Emphasize Protocol, Providing Life-Saving Reminders

January25
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Dr. Elliot Haut, a trauma surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, began designing a blood clot prevention protocol with his team back in 2006, intending to decrease the mortality rates for preventable blood clots. Dr. Haut believes that a...

One Billion Verdict for Plaintiffs in Johnson & Johnson Case

December19
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After deliberating for less than a day, a Texas jury awarded 6 plaintiffs more than $1 billion after finding Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopedics negligent for their injurious metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implants, which caused metal poisoning and other injuries to...

Talcum Powder and its Link to Ovarian Cancer

November15
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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 cancer. The three lawsuits were tried...

Mesothelioma | A General Overview

November2
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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 for it, but the...

The Exploration of Federal Diversity Jurisdiction

September30
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 to go to a Federal court if they are...

Philadelphia Jury Awards $1.3M in Death of Baby at St. Christopher’s

June13
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 cause of death was an excessive amount of...

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