KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has awarded more than $1 million in damages to another veteran who says he was sexually abused by a former physician assistant at a VA hospital in...
HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A Twin Cities psychiatrist has been sentenced to spend five years behind bars for repeatedly sexually assaulting a patient he was treating.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California patients could get more money from medical malpractice lawsuits under a ballot initiative that is now eligible for the 2022 November election.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee attorney faces up to 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing more than $600,000 from clients by settling cases without telling them and forging...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republican lawmakers Wednesday proposed a bill that would offer broad protection from coronavirus lawsuits for doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, meatpacking plants,...
During a storied legal career, Clyde Bergstresser has become one of the go-to medical malpractice lawyers in Massachusetts. But as COVID-19 cases surged at Boston area hospitals, Bergstresser...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has delayed by two years what likely would have been one of the most expensive California ballot battles leading up to this...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's insurance commissioner on Monday ordered some companies to refund premiums for March and April because of the coronavirus, issuing a broad directive that...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A $10 million award allotted in the death of a Pennsylvania woman following a spinal surgery was voided after the court determined the amount is not in line with others granted...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge in Tennessee has awarded a $15 million judgment to a 15-year-old boy who suffered a brain injury at a hospital on the Fort Campbell Army post.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The legality of a New Mexico law limiting medical malpractice damages has been heard by the state Supreme Court
The argument was on whether the state Legislature...
OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) — A jury awarded $101 million to the mother of a severely brain-damaged boy who sued a Chicago-area hospital for medical malpractice, but an agreement between the parties cut...
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The family of an Alabama college student who died from complications of improperly prescribed birth control medication has been awarded $9 million in their wrongful death,...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A proposed California ballot initiative would let patients get more money in medical malpractice lawsuits.
California law caps damages for pain and suffering in...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A judge who granted Walgreens' motion to dismiss in Delaware's lawsuit against the drug industry over the opioid crisis has denied the state's request for reargument.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An Argus Leader analysis found that medical errors by South Dakota health providers cost insurance companies more than $3.5 million in settlement payments last...
CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a woman who died days after receiving a heart test at the University of Chicago Medical Center will receive $2.6 million settlement under a revised court...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia inmate won more than $1 million in a malpractice suit against prison medical staff he accused of improperly treating his broken finger, saying he still feels...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Brenda Lundeen went in for routine surgery to relieve heavy periods.
What the Overland Park mom and grade school teacher got was a nightmare, as a medical mistake...
BALTIMORE (AP) — A jury in Baltimore has awarded $229.6 million to a woman and her young daughter in a medical malpractice lawsuit that alleged the child suffered a brain injury at birth that...
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Several malpractice lawsuits against celebrity psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow alleging he engaged in sexual relationships with patients, inappropriately prescribed drugs and...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico agency plans to begin regularly publishing legal and financial settlements of claims against the state for civil rights violations, medical malpractice,...
BOSTON (AP) — Former major-league pitcher Bobby Jenks has agreed to accept a $5.1 million settlement from Massachusetts General Hospital and a doctor he says caused his career-ending spine...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state appeals court has ordered a new trial in a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging a Milwaukee doctor didn't take steps to protect a baby from brain damage.
NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) — Two more patients of Dr. Keith Ablow have filed lawsuits against the renowned Massachusetts psychiatrist alleging he pressured them into sexual relationships.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge is again ruling against Pennsylvania legislation that would take at least $200 million from a state-chartered medical malpractice insurer of last resort.
U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner on Tuesday said the state can't "legislatively recapture" the Pennsylvania Professional Liability Joint Underwriting Association to take its assets.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor has signed a law to help reduce the number of medical malpractice lawsuits.
Ricardo Rossello announced on Monday that he will create 13 panels to review medical malpractice claims across the U.S. territory. Three people will serve on each panel, including a health expert, a public advocate and a lawyer or former judge.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's state Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law requiring a panel of doctors to review medical malpractice lawsuits and upheld a law banning mandatory union dues for most employees.
CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County's board of commissioners have voted for a nearly $4 million settlement of a malpractice lawsuit filed after an alleged botched heart surgery at Chicago's Stroger Hospital.
Lawyers for Jaime Flores alleged Stroger physicians made a "very unfortunate and grossly improper decision" to perform a bedside pericardiocentesis on Flores in 2013.
SEATTLE (AP) — King County will pay $1 million to an ex-jail inmate who fell while in custody, suffering a spinal injury that went untreated for days and left him with permanent nerve damage.
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A jury has awarded the family of a boy who suffered brain damage after being treated at a suburban Detroit hospital more than $130 million in a medical malpractice case.
The McKeen & Associates law firm announced the verdict Tuesday following a trial in Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for Prince's family have moved a medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit to the county where he died.
Prince's family sued Dr. Michael Schulenberg and various health care providers in Hennepin County last month, saying they provided services to Prince in the weeks before his death but failed to treat his opioid addiction. That lawsuit was dismissed earlier this week and refiled in Carver County.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman whose uterus ruptured during childbirth has been awarded more than $2 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit against an OB-GYN.
The Columbus Dispatch reports a jury awarded Talanda Blevins the funds on Friday. She sued Dr. James Holzhauer for negligence in 2016.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld a $907,000 medical malpractice verdict against a Wichita doctor.
The Wichita Eagle reports that the Supreme Court says in a news release that it's affirming a Sedgwick County jury's 2013 judgment against physician Brian DeBrot.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A jury has awarded a New Mexico couple $74 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit involving a son left with brain damage.
KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports the jury this month ruled that a women's health clinic in Hobbs, New Mexico, didn't properly follow Lorenza Botello's pregnancy and a doctor injured her baby during delivery.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — When Joanne Clarke read the recent news that oncologist Mark Fesen was going to be sued by the federal government for alleged fraud, she started crying.
"It brought all of this back. Every bit of it back," said Clarke, remembering the agonizing pain her husband had been through while taking what two other doctors said was unnecessary chemotherapy years ago.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A judge will hear arguments later this month in a lawsuit from a woman who accused a fertility doctor of fraudulently using his own sperm to artificially inseminate her mother.
Dr. Gerald Mortimer and his former medical practice asked for the lawsuit to be dismissed, and U.S. District Judge David Nye is scheduled to hear arguments on Aug. 30 in Pocatello.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After Ezra Claycomb was born with severe brain damage and cerebral palsy, his mother considered filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. But in 2017, Kentucky's Republican-controlled legislature passed a law requiring all such lawsuits first be reviewed by a panel of doctors.
The law gave the panel nine months to issue an opinion on whether the lawsuit is frivolous — yet section 14 of Kentucky's Constitution says every person has access to the courts "without ... delay."
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky panel established to review medical malpractice claims before lawsuits can be filed is severely backlogged.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge is blocking a third attempt in as many years by Gov. Tom Wolf and state lawmakers to take at least $200 million in surplus cash from a state-chartered medical malpractice insurer of last resort.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the state's cap on noneconomic medical malpractice damages on Wednesday, reversing an appellate ruling that awarded $15 million to a woman who had all four limbs amputated after a mishandled infection.
BOSTON (AP) — A federal jury has awarded $18.4 million in damages to a man who said in a lawsuit that two doctors failed to test him for HIV, which allowed the virus to progress to AIDS.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday blew a $200 million hole in Pennsylvania's state budget by throwing out a law that appropriated the surplus from a state-created medical malpractice insurer of last resort.
U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner sided with the Pennsylvania Professional Liability Joint Underwriting Association and declared the 2017 law violated the U.S. Constitution.
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled the husband of a Naval Hospital Bremerton nurse who died after giving birth at the hospital cannot sue the Navy for medical malpractice.
The Kitsap Sun reports a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel issued the decision Monday, upholding a lower court's dismissal of the lawsuit.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court will decide whether a woman should receive a $25.3 million jury awarded her after she had four limbs amputated as a result of medical malpractice.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge declined to order a new trial Tuesday in an Iowa medical malpractice case, saying an investigation turned up no evidence to support an anonymous letter that claimed a juror was bribed.
Judge Chad Kepros on Tuesday unsealed the anonymous typed letter that he received in March 2016, which triggered an unusual two-year jury tampering investigation and continues to baffle those involved in the case.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Texas family is claiming in a medical malpractice case that a Pennsylvania doctor's decision to use a head wrap on their premature baby left the child with permanent head scarring.
CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois jury's medical malpractice award has been slashed by $15 million because the injured woman died the day before the 2015 trial verdict.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Following up on a big change made last year to Kentucky's medical malpractice system, state lawmakers are considering a measure that would further alter the process of pursuing lawsuits claiming medical error or neglect.
The bill advanced by the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on Wednesday would place caps on a plaintiff's attorney's fees in malpractice cases. It also would insert another potential hurdle for some plaintiffs to clear before taking their claims to court.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A state district judge has ruled that North Dakota's law limiting damages in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional.
The case involved a 35-year-old Fort Yates woman who suffered a disabling stroke in 2012 due to a botched surgery at CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck.
Dr. Allen Michael Booth was found to have negligently performed a surgery on Chenille Condon.