ABA Journal

Medical Malpractice

334 ABA Journal Medical Malpractice articles.

Dentist Wins Toothy Coverage Case

The joke isn’t on Dr. Robert Woo after all. The Washington state dentist is going to get the last laugh—and $750,000—the Washington Supreme Court has decided, in an insurance coverage…

Family Blames VA Secretary for Suicide

The family of an Iraq war veteran who committed suicide filed a federal lawsuit today claiming the Department of Veterans Affairs was negligent in his death.

The suit claims 23-year-old…

Major Jacksonville PI Firm is Splitting Up

Two longtime law partners in Jacksonville, Fla., have agreed to an amicable split, saying that their plaintiff personal injury firm had grown so large they were essentially officing together rather…

Deposition Caused Distress, Suit Says

A lawsuit filed last month claims a lawyer caused grievous emotional distress by asking upsetting questions during a deposition.

The lawyer, Judith Wahrenberger, asked a medical malpractice plaintiff whether he…

$21 M for Wrongful Birth Needs Fla. OK

A Florida couple has won a $21 million jury award over a misdiagnosis of their first child’s rare genetic defect that led them, they say, to have another child two…

Harvard Study Details Doctors’ Race Bias

In a study that has obvious implications for the legal profession, too, Harvard University researchers have detailed how unconscious bias can significantly affect life-and-death decision-making by doctors.

Although previous studies…

Lawyers Outfox Fla. Legislature—For Now

Persuaded by a lobbyist that Minouche Noel really needed the $8.5 million she had been awarded by a Florida jury for being paralyzed in a botched surgery, the state legislature…

Judge to Mob Trial Lawyer: Chill Blogging

It isn’t just defendants and jurors who have been pushing their luck lately by blogging about their case while it is at trial. An attorney representing an alleged mobster in…

Nurses Testify in Katrina Hospital Deaths

Several nurses are reportedly soon to testify before a grand jury, two of them under immunity grants, in an ongoing criminal investigation of the deaths of at least four hospitalized…

Pal Tipped Plaintiff Attorney about ‘Flea’

One question remained unanswered – until today – about “Flea,” the once-anonymous physician whose biting blogging about his ongoing medical malpractice case recently led to a Perry Mason moment at…

Doc: Vaccine Claims Risk Child Health

Litigation over some 4,800 autistic children allegedly injured as a result of being vaccinated could mean the end of much-needed programs to protect millions from potentially fatal diseases such as…

Med-Mal Rx

Blogging Defendant Unmasked

A physician accused of malpractice agreed to a substantial settlement after he admitted on the stand that he was the pseudonymous blogger writing about a trial with striking similarities to…

Med Mal Creates Unlikely Safety Teams

Stereotypically, those injured or killed by medical errors and their family members sue for redress. But some victims and their relatives are banding together in partnership with representatives of the…

8 States Consider “I’m Sorry” Laws for Doctors

Eight states are considering whether to enact so-called “I’m Sorry” laws encouraged by the medical profession. Another 27 states already have such laws in place. They vary by state, but…

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