Valleywide Legal Blog

$13M Medical Malpractice Verdict in New York.

There is a lesson to be learned from every medical malpractice verdict.  A recent verdict in New York City is no exception. A 43 year old wife and mother of three underwent what should have been a minor procedure to … Read More

Posted in blood infections, Doctors, Infection, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis, plaintiff, Sepsis, Surgical Errors, Verdicts |

Arkansas Supreme Court Tosses Out “Tort Reform” Ballot Measure.

The business and medical communities have been busy over the years pushing laws they claim will end a flood of frivolous lawsuits and unleash a wave of economic growth.  Most of these laws have been aimed primarily at medical malpractice … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Finding a Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Malpractice caps, Malpractice costs, Medical Costs, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice damages caps, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical malpractice lawyers, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, plaintiff, tort reform, Verdicts |

Medical Malpractice Verdicts

I look at medical malpractice verdicts from cases throughout the United States.  I find the exercise to be frustrating.  Most of the time the verdicts are newsworthy because the jury awarded the  patient a large amount.  Only occasionally do the … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Verdicts |

Medical Malpractice Hit Parade

Today I am writing about an old malpractice case but one which epitomizes problems that I have often blogged about and which persist today.  In 2003 a spine surgeon on the Big Island of Hawaii operated on a 73 year … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Case Value, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, never events, Orthopedics, Secrecy, Surgical Errors, Valuing Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases, Verdicts |

What Is Your Family Worth Under The Republican Malpractice Bill?

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives recently passed a bill intended to make things much worse for people injured by medical malpractice.  While there are many provisions that hurt victims of malpractice, today I am going to discuss only damage caps.  Regardless … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Health Care Costs, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice damages caps, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Secrecy, Surgical Errors, tort reform, Verdicts |

Insurance Companies Are Bragging About Their Influence in Washington

I have blogged about the bill which passed the Republican controlled House of Representatives gutting state medical malpractice laws.  It is a disaster for patients.  It forces each state to reduce what patients are able to recover in state courts … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice damages caps, medical malpractice lawsuits, plaintiff, tort reform, Valuing Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases, Verdicts |

No Surprise: Big Business Is Taking Away Your Rights

Whether you were injured in a car accident or were the victim of medical malpractice, whether you live in Bangor, Maine or Phoenix, Arizona, the deck has been stacked against you.  Big business and its allies in the insurance industry … Read More

Posted in Finding a Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Health Care Costs, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, Malpractice costs, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice damages caps, medical malpractice lawsuits, Medical Negligence, plaintiff, tort reform, Verdicts |

Malpractice Caps Have Not Delivered Their Promised Benefits

In 1975, in the face of skyrocketing premiums for medical malpractice insurance, California passed a law limiting jury awards for non-economic damages to a maximum of $250,000. That limitation has never been raised despite the fact that it would take … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Health Care Costs, Hospitals, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice damages caps, medical malpractice lawsuits, Medical Negligence, plaintiff, Secrecy, tort reform, Verdicts |

The National Practitioner Data Bank

In the late 1980’s Congress passed a series of laws which created the National Practitioner Data Bank (“NPDB”).  In an effort to promote better health care and reduce fraud, the statutes and the rules related to them require reporting of … Read More

Posted in Arizona Medical Board, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Fraud, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, Medicare, Secrecy, Verdicts |

Why You Can’t Find a Medical Malpractice Lawyer.

  A common complaint I hear is from people who say that they have a good medical malpractice case but cannot find a lawyer who will take it.  I understand their frustration.  It seems to them that the system is … Read More

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