Medical Malpractice (page 2)

Study: Most Malpractice Claims Result from Drug Errors, Missed Diagnoses

A new review has concluded that most medical malpractice claims filed against primary care physicians stem from drug errors and missed diagnoses, U.S. News has...

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  • Jul 25, 2013

Study: Children with Chronic Conditions Experience More Medical Errors

Researchers have determined hospitalized children with chronic medical conditions are more likely to be affected by medical errors than hospitalized children without a preexisting chronic...

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  • Nov 16, 2012

Jury Orders Former Doctor to Pay $6 Million in Malpractice Suit

A medical malpractice ruling has ordered a former Fayetteville, NC, doctor to pay over $6 million in damages, the Fayetteville Observer reports. A lawsuit was...

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  • Oct 19, 2012

Doctor Allowed to Remain Free After Appeal is Denied

A federal judge ruled last week that Dr. Mehmood Patel would be allowed to remain free while pursuing further legal challenges of his 2009 health...

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  • Aug 31, 2012

Missouri Supreme Court Strikes Down Medical Malpractice Jury Award Cap

The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that a cap on non-economic medical malpractice damages is unconstitutional, striking down a 2005 law that capped damages at...

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  • Aug 16, 2012

Florida State Trooper Indicted for Participating in Drug Smuggling

A Florida state trooper has pleaded guilty to federal charges for his alleged participation in a drug smuggling ring that spanned the east coast. Twenty-nine...

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  • Apr 3, 2012

Medication Mix-Up Leads to Patient's Death

The family of a deceased Florida man is suing the hospital that they claim killed their dad, husband, and brother. Richard Smith, 79, was admitted...

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  • Nov 24, 2011

Medical Malpractice Award of $10.3M Upheld by Florida Court

According to the Palm Beach Post, the Florida Supreme Court has let stand a $10.3 million verdict awarded to the widow of a man who...

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  • Nov 11, 2011

More Physicians Facing Criminal Charges

The number of U.S. doctors facing criminal charges is on the rise as white collar crime laws are put into the books and as drug...

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  • Oct 6, 2011

Georgia Medical Malpractice Law Requires Insurance Disclosure from Doctors

Georgia physicians must disclose whether they have medical malpractice insurance, according to a new malpractice law signed by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. Doctors will now...

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  • Jun 16, 2011

Don't Wait to Look Into a Medical Error

I’m Joseph Taraska an attorney in the medical malpractice department at Morgan and Morgan. I will be regularly posting this blog to help you understand...

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  • Feb 22, 2011