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Man Files Lawsuit Claiming Cancer Institute in Kentucky Lost Piece of His Brain

A man has filed a lawsuit against Norton Healthcare in Kentucky, claiming employees lost a piece of his brain after surgery. The Courier-Journal reports 72-year-old Fred Habermel underwent surgery at Norton Cancer Institute in Louisville last year in an experimental …

Mass. Woman Paralyzed After Childbirth Awarded $35.4M in Lawsuit

Officials say a Massachusetts woman who became paralyzed following childbirth has been awarded $35.4 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The Boston Globe reports that Andrea Larkin sought treatment for dizziness from Dedham Medical Associates after running the 2004 Boston …

Joan Rivers’ Estate Sues N.Y. Surgical Center Over Alleged Negligence

Joan Rivers’ estate sued the New York City surgical center where complications during a medical procedure led to the comedian’s death, saying it provided reckless and negligent treatment, violated her privacy and abandoned her when she needed emergency care. Rivers’ …

Maine High Court Rejects Hospital’s Appeal in Medical Misdiagnosis Case

A Maine man who was awarded $200,000 by a jury in his malpractice suit filed after a doctor mistakenly told him he had an aggressive and fatal form of cancer won’t have to face another trial. The Maine Supreme Judicial …

Pennsylvania Jury Awards $55M for Boy’s Injuries at Birth

A jury in northeastern Pennsylvania has awarded $55 million to a family in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The Express-Times said the Lehigh County jury decided on Dec. 23 that St. Luke’s University Hospital and one of its doctors are to …

Missouri House Passes Medical Provider Liability Limit

The Missouri House has approved legislation seeking to reinstate a cap on some damages in medical malpractice lawsuits that the state Supreme Court struck down last summer. Doctors say the cap helps control malpractice insurance premiums and warned that unlimited …

Connecticut Law Nixing Legitimate Malpractice Lawsuits

After losing a baby because of an incompetent cervix, Patricia Votre thought she was well prepared when she got pregnant again. She made arrangements with her doctors to consult with high-risk pregnancy experts from Yale University and to have the …