A Massachusetts jury awarded the parents of a child born with severe brain damage nearly $30 million in their medical malpractice lawsuit. Luis Gallego and Jeanette Gutierrez were awarded the verdict after presenting the case of their daughter, Jeniah. The medical malpractice lawsuit alleged that the attending physician, Dr. David Seubert, neglected his duty to […]

A recent study by researchers at Stanford University revealed that one-third of all U.S. medical malpractice claims arose from only one percent of all physicians. The study also found that only six percent of all U.S. physicians had paid medical malpractice claims against them from 2005 to 2014. Researchers discovered that physicians with a higher […]

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The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal recently ruled that the state’s laws on medical malpractice lawsuit award caps for non-economic damages were unconstitutional. The appeals court overturned a Broward County court’s decision that enforced the laws on medical malpractice lawsuit award caps. Attorneys for the hospital targeted in the suit claim that the case […]

The parents of a three-year-old who died after a tonsillectomy filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the surgeons who performed the operations. The medical malpractice lawsuit also names the owners of the hospital, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, as a defendant. The suit alleges that three-year-old Caleb Shamrell suffered severe brain damage after undergoing a procedure to […]

An Indiana cardiologist has had nearly 300 medical malpractice lawsuits filed against him. The reasons for the suits against Dr. Arvind Gandhi range from unnecessary tests to dangerous surgical procedures. The medical malpractice lawsuits have also targeted the hospital where Dr. Gandhi conducted his procedures, Community Hospital of Munster, and several other doctors at the […]

A recent report showed that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has paid out $871 million in medical malpractice lawsuit settlements since 2006. The report, compiled by the Daily Caller News Foundation, also showed that the average VA medical malpractice lawsuit settlement for the last ten years was $200,000, with eight cases involving settlements of […]

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a brief with the state’s Supreme Court asking the justices to uphold a law that puts medical malpractice lawsuit award limits in place. The court is currently hearing a case that challenges a 2003 law that establishes medical malpractice lawsuit award limits on non-economic damages. Ms. Bondi wrote the […]

Terry Corso, former guitarist for the band Alien Ant Farm, filed a medical malpractice lawsuit claiming that a surgeon left a piece of gauze in his abdomen during a surgical procedure. Mr. Corso also claims that the surgery led to the derailment of his musical career, as he was unable to record or tour with […]

The Tennessee Medical Association has petitioned the state’s General Assembly to amend the state’s constitution to include medical malpractice award limits. The planned amendment would place medical malpractice award limits on non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering and punitive damages. The amendment would require passage in the current General Assembly in 2016, a two-thirds […]

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An investigative report from an Ohio television station revealed how some doctors and hospitals hide medical malpractice incidents from patients. The report showed how thousands of disciplinary actions against physicians, many of them including medical malpractice cases, are kept hidden from public access. The report also examined how physicians and hospitals are allowed to keep […]

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