Medical Malpractice Attorneys Prevail in New Jersey Negligence Case

A New Jersey man was awarded $2.8 million in damages last week, following a seven day medical malpractice civil trial. The money damages were awarded for a botched kidney stone removal procedure that led to extreme discomfort, permanent injuries, and additional surgeries. Medical malpractice attorneys say that it is not uncommon that even routine procedures, such as a kidney stone removal, have the potential to lead to serious harm in patients. It is important that patients understand that no surgery comes without risks, but some risks arise from medical negligence and those are unacceptable. Physician Negligence Results in Long-Term … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Force Change

Earlier this month, the family of 14 year-old Sarah Crider was awarded $1.25 million in the settlement of their medical malpractice lawsuit against the Georgia Regional Hospital, a mental hopsital operated by the state of Georgia. Medical Malpractice Leads to Wrongful Death Sara died four years ago from severe, intestinal blockages that went undiagnosed and, subsequently, untreated. The blockages were caused by a cocktail of medications that had conflicting side effects. Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Justice, commented on the young girl's death: This was an absolutely tragic and … [Read more...]

Defective Product Sales Cost GlaxoSmithKline $750 Million

An article published by the New York Times speaks of the $750 million settlement the British drug company GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay to end a number of civil and criminal complaints regarding knowingly defective medicines they put on store shelves for years. Such defective products include contaminated diaper cream, and an inaffective antidepressant. Twenty other medicines were sold with "questionable safety," including the diabetes drug Avandia, the heart drug Corteg, and the acid reflux drug Tagamet. The article goes on to say: "[New lawsuits] have asserted that drug makers misled patients and defrauded federal and state … [Read more...]