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2023 Medical malpractice statistics

Nov21
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Medical malpractice occurs when a medical provider fails to provide the degree of care that another provider in the same circumstances with the same credentials would have, resulting in a patient injury. According to the American Medical Association (AMA), one...

Family awarded $31.6 million in medical malpractice lawsuit for birth injuries

Oct23
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A family was recently awarded a verdict of $31.6 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit against MyMichigan Health. The lawsuit alleged that negligent care during childbirth resulted in severe brain damage for their daughter. While this case was not won...

5 of the Largest Medical Malpractice Verdicts of 2022

Sep25
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Several record-breaking medical malpractice verdicts in 2022 compensated patients who suffered catastrophic, life-altering harm due to negligent healthcare providers. Here are five of the nation’s largest medical malpractice trial awards in 2022. Thapa v. St. Cloud Orthopedic Associates: $111 Million...

Podiatry patient awarded $4M in med mal trial for nerve injury

Aug31
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In a recent medical malpractice case, a plaintiff was awarded a $4 million verdict against Village Podiatry Group LLC. This complex lawsuit came after a routine ankle surgery led to a debilitating condition called chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS), allegedly...

Patient Awarded $10M After a Botched Gallbladder Surgery

Jul15
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A patient and her husband were awarded $10.1 in a recent medical malpractice case after a surgeon cut the patient’s common bile duct during gallbladder surgery. Amy McGouirk filed a lawsuit against the surgeon and the surgeon’s employer after facing...

Woman Awarded $25 Million in Malpractice Trial After Leg Amputation

Jun27
Woman's leg amputated due to misdiagnosis.

A Connecticut jury awarded a young local woman, Virginia Schneider, nearly $25 million in a medical malpractice case. After a lengthy, five-week trial, the jury came to a decision. They found that a vascular surgeon on call at a local...

Jury Awards $10.1 Million Against Texas Health Presbyterian Flower Mound

May12
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Texas Health Presbyterian Flower Mound was willfully and wantonly negligent for causing the permanent paralysis of a Flower Mound woman, a Dallas County jury recently found. According to Denton Record-Chronicle, the jury awarded $10.1 million to the woman. About the...

Maryland Attorney General Releases Report on Child Sexual Abuse in Catholic Church

Apr6
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As a result of a four-year investigation into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church’s Archdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown released a report that details allegations of misconduct on the part of 156 clergy members and others...

Patient Receives $14.3 Million Settlement After Doctor Fails to Diagnose Her Terminal Breast Cancer

Mar20
Breast cancer patient is sadden by the news she heard from the doctor.

A breast cancer patient and her spouse recently secured a multimillion-dollar settlement for failure to diagnose her condition. According to the complaint, the patient, Lisa Leval, and her husband, Gerald, alleged that radiologist Ingrid Ott from Washington Radiology Associates and...

Can You Sue for Medical Malpractice Without a Lawyer?

Feb7
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Representing yourself in a medical malpractice lawsuit is certainly an option, though rarely a good one. Because they exist at the intersection of two highly specialized fields — medicine and law — medical malpractice lawsuits tend to be legally and...

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