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Jury Awards $26M in Malpractice Lawsuit, a Nebraska Record

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Douglas County jury has awarded $26.1 million to a Sarpy County family who sued Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha after their child was sent home following an accidental fall and then suffered seizures …

Reforms Are Bitter Pill For Some Whose Kids Had Brain Injury

MIAMI (AP) — Leanne Lewis was sleeping late on her 26th birthday when she was awakened by the piercing sound of her mother-in-law’s screams: “Brady! Brady! Brady!” Lewis’ 4-year-old son, BradyJ Lee Yarbrough, who had been stricken with catastrophic brain …

Utah Supreme Court Finds No Liability for IME Whose Opinion Delayed Benefits

An independent medical examiner owed no duty of care to an injured worker who alleged that his workers’ compensation claim was delayed because of the doctor’s alleged “misrepresentation,” the Utah Supreme Court ruled. The high court on Thursday affirmed a …

Fla. Supreme: Insurer Can Pursue Malpractice Suit Against Law Firm That Botched Defense

Attorneys who are hired by insurance carriers to defend policyholders from lawsuits have a duty to represent the insured, but the insurer is paying their fees. Obviously, the insurer has a financial interest in the outcome of the litigation. They …

Tech Startups Bringing the Power of Applied Analytics to Potential Plaintiffs

Lee Fogle reached down to save his 12-lb. Yorkshire terrier Nemo as a pit bull lunged forward. The attacking dog’s jaws clamped onto his left hand, sending him to a clinic for sutures and starting a 10-month-long insurance battle. “It …

Mother Who Sued Doctor For Child’s Brain Injuries Gets $2.6M

BRANDON, Miss. — A jury in Mississippi has returned a $2.6 million verdict to a woman who sued a doctor saying his inaction caused her child to have brain injuries. Court records show that a Rankin County Circuit Court jury …

Malpractice Claims Frequency Holding Steady While Severity Increases

The frequency of hospital professional liability claims is holding steady, but the cost of those claims is expected to increase by 3% next year, according to an actuarial analysis by Aon and the American Society of Health Care Risk Management. …

As Thousands Join, Few Rules for California Health Corps

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As tens of thousands of retired health care workers and medical and nursing students sign up for the newly established California Health Corps, almost nothing is known about how it will operate, how much it will cost …

Doctors on Coronavirus Frontline Seek Protection from Malpractice Suits

U.S. medical professionals on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic are lobbying policymakers for protection from potential malpractice lawsuits as hospitals triage care and physicians take on roles outside their specialties. State chapters of the powerful American Medical Association …

Doctors on Coronavirus Frontline Seek Protection From Malpractice Suits

U.S. medical professionals on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic are lobbying policymakers for protection from potential malpractice lawsuits as hospitals triage care and physicians take on roles outside their specialties. State chapters of the powerful American Medical Association …