ABA Journal

Medical Malpractice

334 ABA Journal Medical Malpractice articles.

Study of Pa. Surgeons Finds One-Fifth of Tests Ordered Because of Lawsuit Fears

A new study confirms the conventional wisdom: Physicians order unnecessary tests because they fear lawsuits.

The study asked 72 orthopedic surgeons in Pennsylvania to check a box indicating whether the…

As Man Is Dying in Hospital Parking Lot, Police and Ambulance Get There Before ER Staff

Seemingly, 61-year-old Birgilio Marin-Fuentes shouldn’t have had to look far for help when he apparently had a heart attack as he was driving his car erratically into the garage of…

Mom of Disabled Law Student Gets Evidence, Wins Rehearing by Camping at Justice Ministry for 1 Year

Law student Antonio Meño Ortega didn’t like the way his nose looked. So he had cosmetic surgery two decades ago that left him in a coma after he was accidentally…

Murdered Michigan Lawyer Had ‘No Shortage of Enemies’

Police are investigating the murder of a Michigan med-mal defense lawyer found dead on Wednesday from multiple gunshot wounds in the entry of his apartment.

The slain lawyer, Nicholas Anthony…

Lawyer Who Took Obstruction Plea in Med Mal Kickbacks Case Is Suspended

A Las Vegas lawyer who pleaded guilty to obstruction earlier this year concerning an alleged medical malpractice case kickbacks scheme has been temporarily suspended by the Nevada Supreme Court.


Judge Settles Med Mal Cases with a Measure of Sympathy

A New York judge is credited with developing a settlement negotiation model that is now being tried by five hospitals in a $2.9 million, three-year demonstration project funded by a…

Psychiatrist Had Duty to Warn Patient’s Spouse of Herpes Risk from Doctor-Patient Affair

A psychiatrist allegedly infected with the herpes simplex virus had a duty to warn his patient’s spouse before allegedly having unprotected sex with the patient, a New York judge has…

High Noon for the Sheriff

Issues re Pediatrician Now Facing 500 Sex Charges Weren’t Taken Seriously by Other Docs

Now charged with more than 500 sex offenses, a Delaware pediatrican was the the subject of complaints dating back to 1994 that he had acted inappropriately with young female patients.

Malpractice Cases Keep New Firm Busy; ‘We Even Have a Case Against a Psychic’

Three years after it was launched, Armstrongs Solicitors is the fastest-growing law firm in Liverpool, England, due in part to its booming professional negligence business, reports

Pop the Caps

Once again, the Illinois high court flips med-mal limits

Open Wide

Should some dental patients have a lawyer on retainer?

Suit Says Woman Died While Getting ‘Lifestyle Lift’

A lawsuit claims a 49-year-old Massachusetts woman died after receiving local anesthesia during cosmetic surgery known as a “Lifestyle Lift.”

Donna Ames, 49, was recently divorced and depressed when she…

PI Lawyer Takes ‘Honest Services’ Plea; Case Once Thought ‘Massive’ Fizzles

A Nevada personal injury lawyer accused of settling cases to his clients’ detriment has taken a plea, on the eve of a second trial in a federal “honest services” medical…

Whistle-Blowing Nurse to Stand Trial for Reporting Doctor to Disciplinary Authorities

In what the New York Times identifies as possibly an unprecedented prosecution, a former Texas nurse faces trial today on charges that she misused official information…

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