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State, Doctors Pay $2.5 Million to Settle Iowa Woman’s Misdiagnosis Claim

The state of Iowa and a group of doctors at University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City will pay a Fairfield woman $2.5 million after she lost both legs to amputation and became paralyzed after what she claimed was a …

Couple Claims Clinic Implanted their Embryo in Wrong Woman

LOS ANGELES — A Southern California couple is suing a fertility clinic, claiming their embryo was mistakenly implanted in a New York woman, who gave birth to their son as well as a second boy belonging to another couple. The …

Fox TV Psychiatrist Ablow Denies Patients’ Sexual Harassment Claims

Two more patients of Dr. Keith Ablow have filed lawsuits against the renowned Massachusetts psychiatrist alleging he pressured them into sexual relationships. The Boston Globe reports that the medical malpractice lawsuits filed last Thursday allege Ablow lured the women he …

Jury Awards $14 Million to Patient for Hospital’s Failure to Prevent Stroke

A King County, Wash. jury has awarded a West Seattle woman nearly $14 million in a medical-malpractice suit against Seattle Children’s Hospital and Children’s University Medical Group. The Seattle Times reports the jury found doctors failed to prevent a stroke …

Facial Surgeons Tend to Fare Well in Malpractice Lawsuits

Southern courts favor physicians in malpractice lawsuits over facial trauma treatment, while courts in the Midwest favor patients, according to a Rutgers study. The study, which was published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, is the first to …

Ohio Doctor, Hospital Facing 15th Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A 15th wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed against an Ohio hospital system and a now-fired intensive care doctor who’s under investigation for ordering possibly fatal pain medication doses for dozens of patients. Many of the lawsuits allege patients in the …

Several Patients Accuse California Obstetrician of Misconduct

A prominent Los Angeles, Calif., obstetrician has denied allegations by more than 20 former patients that he assaulted, harassed or harmed them during treatment, according to a newspaper investigation. The claims against Dr. Patrick Sutton include unwanted sexual advances, medical …

Kentucky High Court Hears Arguments Over Med Mal Review Panels

After Ezra Claycomb was born with severe brain damage and cerebral palsy, his mother considered filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. But in 2017, Kentucky’s Republican-controlled legislature passed a law requiring all such lawsuits first be reviewed by a panel of …

Pennsylvania Woman Sues Over Nude Photos Taken on Operating Table

A woman has sued the Pennsylvania hospital where she once worked over nude photos taken of her while she was on the operating table. Sheila Harosky sued Washington Hospital, its chief executive and the doctor performing her surgery. She alleges …

Study: Admitting Mistakes Key to Curbing Medical Errors

Medical errors are a leading cause of death in the United States, with some research suggesting that errors can cause as many 250,000 fatalities each year. The medical community has made strides to normalize and encourage error disclosure for physicians …