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Two Patients Die from Bowel Perforations at the Same Hospital Just Two Days Apart


Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY is currently facing two lawsuits, both of which involve patients who died as the result of bowel perforations during routine surgeries. The surgeries were performed only 2 days apart back in 2016 and led patients...

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Surgeon’s Record Includes Ten Malpractice Lawsuits, Four Patient Deaths


Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, head of orthopedic surgery at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, is facing widespread scrutiny over a record that alleges numerous poor patient outcomes, including four patient deaths since 2008 and 10 lawsuits accusing the surgeon of medical malpractice throughout his...

Spine Surgeon “Dr. Death” Sentenced to Life in Prison

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Last week, Christopher Duntsch, a 45-year-old Texas neurosurgeon who earned himself the nickname “Dr. Death,” was sentenced to life in prison by a Dallas jury. After deliberating for just over an hour, jurors agreed with prosecutors that the former surgeon...

Medical Malpractice Damages Caps in Virginia

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Over the years, medical malpractice has become a target for lawmakers and lobbyists who want to reduce the amount of compensation victims and their families are able to recover after they have been harmed by negligent physicians, nurses, and other...

Patient Permanently Paralyzed Due to Medical Error

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In a recent medical malpractice case in Pennsylvania, a jury awarded over $12 million to a 53 year-old man who was rendered paralyzed due to the failure of emergency room physicians who did not recognize he was suffering from a...

Medical Peer Review Privilege


All 50 states and the District of Columbia have a medical peer review statute. This privilege allows protection to medical facilities and doctors, preventing patients and their counsel from acquiring incident reports, reports to the hospital’s legal department, and other...

Settlement Reached in Joan Rivers’ Death

Settlement Reached in Joan Rivers' Death

Melissa Rivers recently announced that her medical malpractice lawsuit against the New York clinic where her mother died during a routine procedure has been settled. Joan Rivers suffered a medical emergency during a procedure to check out a raspy throat,...

The Family of a Woman is Awarded $72 Million from Johnson & Johnson


Recently, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million to the family of a woman who suffered from ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc-based products for years. Sadly, the woman’s illness eventually led to her death. According to...

Study: Distribution of Medical Malpractice Claim

Study Distribution of Medical Malpractice Claims

There have been a number of studies comparing doctors with several malpractice claims against them with those who have few or none. The studies have consistently found systematic differences in sex, age, specialty, certification, training, and complaint histories, and yet...

Doctor Negligence Causes Baby’s Permanent Brain Damage, Jury Awards Family $30M

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A jury at the Hampden Superior Court in Springfield has awarded almost $30 million to a Holyoke family after their baby suffered a serious and permanent neurological injury at birth. The baby, according to the pretrial report, was left in...

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