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Medical Malpractice Caps In Action: What’s A Discarded Kidney Worth?
Posted on 4 Jun 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Picture yourself in the hospital with life threatening renal disease. Doctors tell you that your brother is a perfect match for a kidney transplant. Picture yourself as the brother. You agree to donate a kidney to save your sister. You both go under anesthesia... Read More

Pennsylvania Jury Awards Record $12.5 Million In Medical Malpractice Suit Brought By Paralyzed Patient
Posted on 27 Aug 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On the morning of June 17, 2011, Kenneth Del Grosso presented to the emergency room of Delaware County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) with left-sided neck pain and tingling down his left arm. Del Grosso was placed under the care of Karl G. Schwabe, M.D. and... Read More

Losing The 'Empty Chair' At Trial
Posted on 6 Apr 2012 by William A. Ruskin

It has become common practice in multi-party toxic tort litigation for co-defendants to avoid taking potshots at each other during discovery or at trial. Pursuant to this reasoning, if the defendants point fingers at each other, it will only inure to... Read More

Georgia Woman Arrested for Altering a Prescription Doctor Changed Sues for Negligence
Posted on 2 Dec 2016 by Gabriela Nolen

A Georgia woman’s suit against a family medical center (TCFPA Family Medical Centers, P.C.) and doctor (William O. Cornwell, M.D.) for negligence following her arrest for altering a prescription to illegally obtain a controlled substance was given... Read More

Anything Goes: Arguing for—and Against—Medical Malpractice Caps
Posted on 29 May 2014 by Real Law Editorial Team

Understanding cycles is important when making predictions. That’s true of weather events, but it can also apply to many political and legal issues. The debate surrounding caps on awards in medical malpractice cases, for example, seems to follow... Read More

This is Real Law: Rx for Litigation: New Inpatient Rule May Lead to More Malpractice Suits
Posted on 21 Feb 2014 by Real Law Editorial Team

Our circumstances are often defined by fateful decisions. Those decisions can be our own, those made by others (with or without our knowledge or consent), or both. That’s particularly true with regard to our personal health. You climb a wonky... Read More

LexisNexis Unveils LexisNexis MedMal Navigator – Interactive Litigation Tool Significantly Streamlines Complex Medical Malpractice Case Preparation
Posted on 8 Feb 2013 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Medical and Legal Information Helps Medical Malpractice Attorneys Formulate Best On-Point Case Strategy with Greater Efficiency and Speed NEW YORK, — LexisNexis® Legal & Professional , a leading provider of content and technology solutions... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Know How: Timely Tips for Avoiding Sanctions for Failure to Preserve Evidence
Posted on 31 Oct 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Bridget M. Cohee, Member With the nationwide move to using electronic medical records in lieu of paper charts, the duty to preserve evidence has become a more complicated process for medical providers. The duty to preserve evidence arises when a... Read More

Opening Statements In Florida Negligence Suit Center On Corporation’s Liability (Watch The Videos)
Posted on 26 Jan 2015 by Maureen McGuire

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — (Mealey’s) The liability of a corporation that offers membership in a plan providing concierge medical care for negligence on the part of an affiliated doctor was the topic of opening statements Jan. 22 in a suit by... Read More

Mid-Year Jury Verdict Round-Up: Top 5 Medical Malpractice Verdicts
Posted on 9 Jul 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

During the first part of 2014, the attorney editors on the LexisNexis Jury Verdict team covered several notable medical malpractice verdicts from across the country. This informal list of top five cases captured our attention, so we thought you might... Read More

Federal Judge Awards $1.25 Million In First Malpractice Trial Against VA Hospital Over Contaminated Endoscope
Posted on 12 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Judge Adalberto Jordan entered his ruling Nov. 19, awarding Robert Metzler and his wife $1.25 Million for Pain and Suffering, Economic Loss MIAMI - After 16 months of deliberation, Federal Judge Adalberto Jordan on Nov. 19 entered a ruling in favor... Read More

South Carolina Jury Awards $ 6.9 Million In Medical Malpractice Action Brought By Woman Who Was Not Timely Diagnosed With Breast Cancer
Posted on 9 Feb 2016 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Leanna Loud, 47, is a wife, mother of three young children, former Air Force flight nurse, member of the United States Air reserve, and a nurse at a Charleston, S.C., hospital. Loud is also living with terminal Stage IV cancer. On Jan. 20, 2016, a South... Read More

RAND: New Book Explores Transparency in the American Civil Justice System
Posted on 27 Apr 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

The quest for greater transparency in the American civil justice system is the topic of a new book of essays illustrating how a balanced approach to increasing transparency can improve the civil justice system, raise public confidence and protect litigants'... Read More

Florida High Court Strikes Down Statutory Caps On Medical Malpractice Noneconomic Damages In Wrongful Death Cases
Posted on 13 Mar 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On March 13, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court issued a ground-breaking decision on an issue that has plagued plaintiffs’ lawyers for years – statutory caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. Estate of McCall v. United States... Read More

Jury Verdict Round-Up: Top 10 Medical Malpractice Verdicts of 2014
Posted on 13 Feb 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

During 2014, the attorney editors on the LexisNexis Jury Verdict team covered several notable medical malpractice verdicts from across the country. This informal list of top 10 cases captured our attention, so we thought you might like to hear about them... Read More