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South Dakota Lt. Governor a Defendant in Medical Lawsuit

The family of a woman who died after a series of surgeries has named Lt. Gov. Matt Michels in his role as an attorney for Avera Health as a defendant in a federal lawsuit. Michels tells the Argus Leader that …

Florida ‘House of Horrors’ Dentist Surrenders License

A Florida children’s dentist accused of running a “house of horrors” that included performing surgical procedures without anesthetic has agreed to stop practicing dentistry. Dr. Howard Schneider of Jacksonville faces multiple lawsuits and his office has been picketed in recent …

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 …