Medical Malpractice Attorneys: South Carolina Woman Awarded Damages

A South Carolina hospital, AnMed Health, lost its appeal after a plaintiff was awarded a quarter of a million dollars following a case of negligence. Medical malpractice attorneys report that Ms. Elise Burke, a 73 year old woman, was awarded this amount of money after she endured pain, discomfort, and extreme embarrassment because a sponge was accidentally left in her vagina following a hysterectomy procedure. The hospital admitted liability in the case but raised numerous arguments on appeal in an effort to get the trial court's verdict overturned. Unfortunately for them, the Court of Appeals of South Carolina was not buying these … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Compensation For Botched Circumcision

Judge Rex Heeseman of the Los Angeles Superior Court has approved a settlement for $4.6 million. The approval concludes a lawsuit which was filed following a botched circumcision procedure. The young baby, only a week old at the time of his circumcision, had 85% of the top of his penis removed. Medical malpractice attorneys say that this is a great victory for the young child, now eight years old, and his mother, Melanie Hall, who decided to file the case. The defendants in the case were Miltex Inc. and its parent company, Integra Life Sciences Holding Corp. who manufactured the clamp that was used during the procedure. Defective Product … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Suspected Killer’s Dad Sues Doctor

Victor Bruscato was assigned to a psychiatrist, Dr. Derek Johnson O'Brien, in 2001. The doctor placed his patient on anti-psychotic drugs which were believed to be helping to manage sexual impulses and certain violent tendencies. Unfortunately, in 2002, Dr. O'Brien elected to discontinue the use of two powerful medications in an effort to rule out the possibility that Bruscato was developing a dangerous syndrome. Medical malpractice attorneys say that the man began having violent nightmares and claimed that he was getting direct orders from the devil to do bad things. Man Kills Mother, Father Sues Doctor In August of 2002, Bruscato … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Agree to Settlement in Iowa

A settlement was reached between an Iowa woman and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Medical malpractice attorneys settled Nancy Kammerer's case for $1.5 million, a figure reported by the Associated Press. The woman was in need of a kidney transplant which was to help save her life and allow her to resume daily activities as she had hoped. Fortunately, her husband was a match and was able to donate his kidney to help out his wife in need. However, the good fortune ended there. Following an enormous medical error, the woman was left severely diabetic. Life Saving Procedure Further Endangers Woman Nancy Kammerer, 56, of … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Earn $24 Million for New Jersey Woman

An Orange County, New York jury awarded a Montague, New Jersey woman $24 million following an extreme incident of medical malpractice. Diane Manganiello was forty two years old when she was the victim of negligence which sent her into a coma for a period of time and now has left her with severe brain damage and very limited speech. Medical malpractice attorneys say that the damage award included $19.5 million for her future medical and rehabilitation needs and an additional $5 million for Andrew, her husband, for the relationship and enjoyment of life that he has now lost. Mother of Five is the Victim of Medical Negligence Manganiello … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys – Judge-Directed Negotiations

The Obama Administration has given money grants to states as part of its health-care plan in order to launch a variety of projects in an effort to limit the rising costs and expenses of lengthy medical malpractice litigation. New York has taken those federal funds and run with them, creating a new approach known as "judge-directed negotiations". Medical malpractice attorneys will now have the ability to sit down with opposing counsel and the judge much earlier in the litigation process in an effort to discuss potential settlements. This is a major step forward because now lawyers will be able to meet and discuss potential agreements months … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: How The Litigation Process Works

Following an injury due to medical negligence, patients and families frequently seek legal representation in order to set forth a claim in court. Plaintiffs can be a wide range of individuals including the patient, a party acting on behalf of the patient, or even the executor of a deceased patient's estate. Once medical malpractice attorneys begin representation, the lawsuit is filed within the appropriate jurisdiction and the legal process is underway. Although it may seem like a long and confusing endeavor, the startling frequency of incidents of medical negligence make filing a lawsuit one of the only ways to seek justice and compensation … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Win California Man Justice

Medical malpractice attorneys and their client, a California man, came out victorious following a jury trial over the negligence of a medical center and an anesthesiologist. The California jury awarded the plaintiff $2.25 million as compensation for the brain injury that he sustained. The lawyers' complaint alleged that the anesthesiologist let the patient go too deep under the anesthesia. Routine Eye Procedure Leads to Significant Brain Damage The patient went to the Mazzocco Ambulatory Surgical Center to have the lens on one of his eyes replaced with an artificial counterpart. The operation was categorized as standard and was only … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Win $3 Million for Young Girl

The difference between a civil trial and a criminal trial is easy. In a civil trial, the jury must reach a majority opinion based on a "more likely than not" standard, as opposed to the criminal law requirement of a unanimous decision which is beyond a reasonable doubt. Thankfully for young Hannah Tilton, a ten year old girl who is severely disabled, the civil jury system worked out. In a six to three decision, a jury found that midwife, Irene Meyers, had breached the standard of care when she oversaw Hannah's birth which led to dramatic injuries. Medical malpractice attorneys say that following a nine day trial, spanning three weeks, the … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys File Lawsuit for Child’s Death

Medical malpractice attorneys have filed a lawsuit in Nebraska, in the Douglas County District Court, following a case of medical malpractice which led to the death of a two year old. Almariah Izabel Duque was approaching two years of age when her life came to an abrupt end. The young girl was given ten times the recommended dose of heparin as she was undergoing kidney dialysis. We have unfortunately found that this type of tragic occurrence is not uncommon in the medical world today. Family Seeking Damages for Their Little Girl's Death The Duques brought their baby girl to Nebraska for a transplant after she was born with congenital … [Read more...]