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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 …

Connecticut Man Awarded $4.2M for Medical Malpractice Claim

A Connecticut man has been awarded $4.2 million as compensation for a surgery he says caused him to lose the use of his shoulder. A New Haven jury on Wednesday decided that 58-year-old Gregory Leigh, of Wallingford, should be awarded …

Surgery Better for Herniated Discs According to 8 Year Study

For patients with herniated discs in the lower (lumbar) spine, surgery leads to greater long-term improvement in pain, functioning and disability compared to nonsurgical treatment, an eight year follow-up study in Spine concluded. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams …

Tenn. Aquarium Sued for $2.4M After Boy Gets Sick

The parents of a child who developed a bacterial infection after petting stingrays and sharks at Chattanooga’s Tennessee Aquarium has filed a federal lawsuit seeking $2.4 million. Spokesman Thom Benson told the Chattanooga Times Free Press on Friday that aquarium …