Medical Malpractice

334 ABA Journal Medical Malpractice articles.

Wyeth Paid for Articles Promoting Use of Company’s Hormone-Replacement Drugs

Evidence unsealed last month in a complex federal case against a drug manufacturer shows that Wyeth paid for at least 40 ghostwritten articles in medical journals promoting the use of…

‘No Idea’ When Jackson Autopsy Will Be Released, as Medical Probe Expands

Public release of the result of Michael Jackson’s autopsy is being delayed indefinitely by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, as an investigation of the medical personnel who treated the…

Reopen Va. Tech Probe, Add Gunman’s Medical File Info, Families Urge

Following news last week that the long-missing mental health file had been found for the gunman who massacred 32 people in a 2007 shooting rampage at Virginia Tech, injured survivors…

Fla. Hospital Wins Tort Case Over Flying Patient to Guatemala on Chartered Plane

Despite a judge’s instruction that Martin Memorial Medical Center, as a matter of law, unlawfully detained a longtime patient and deprived him of his liberty by sending him home on…

Calif. Lawyer Disbarred Over Jury Vote

In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court has disbarred a San Francisco sole practitioner who changed his vote to break a deadlock while serving on a jury, after a…

Chartering Plane to Take Patient Home Could Cost Hospital Big Bucks

During the three years he lived at a Florida hospital after suffering a severe brain injury in an automobile accident, Luis Jimenez racked up a $1.5 million medical bill.

But…

Apologizing for Medical Errors Makes Good Business Sense, Lawyer Says

Medical malpractice defense lawyer Richard Boothman says admitting mistakes is not only the right thing to do—it’s also a good business strategy.

Boothman, chief risk officer for the University of…

Obama Hints at Med-Mal Tort Reform, But Cutting Awards May Not Be Answer

Although he made no specific promises, President Barack Obama suggested in a speech yesterday at a Chicago meeting of the American Medical Association that his administration may support some type…

What Susan Boyle Can Teach Trial Lawyers

Trial lawyers can learn a few things from Susan Boyle, the dowdy-looking, unemployed woman who surprised judges on Britain’s Got Talent with her angelic singing voice.

The…

$3M Settlement By LA Hospital Over Woman Who Died Untreated in ER

A $3 million settlement proposal has been accepted by the children of a Los Angeles woman who died untreated in a hospital emergency room in 2007 as she writhed in…

The New Tarasoff? 6th Circuit OKs Hospital Suit Over Ax-Wielding Ex-Patient

Decades ago, the groundbreaking Tarasoff decision made the tort law casebooks after the California Supreme Court found that a treating psychotherapist had a duty to warn a third party of…

Lawyer Expert in Botched Circumcisions Gets $2.3M Win

Lawyer David Llewellyn says a jury’s $2.3 million award for a botched circumcision is the highest he has obtained in the 14 years he has represented such victims, though he…

Now is the Time for ‘Life Without Lawyers,’ Says Covington & Burling Partner

New York City-based litigator and legal reform activist Philip K. Howard has been waging a battle to reshape the U.S. legal system for 15 years.…

Obama Says Medical Malpractice Reform Is ‘On the Table’

The Obama administration is considering medical malpractice reform as part of an overhaul of the health care system.

Past efforts to cap pain and suffering damages in medical malpractice suits…

Lawyer’s Impatience as a Juror Could Lead to Disbarment

A San Francisco lawyer faces possible disbarment over accusations that he switched his vote while serving as a juror so he could end deliberations and return to his law practice.

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