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Long Hours for Surgeons Not Higher Risk to Patient Safety: Research

A new national study led by Northwestern Medicine showed allowing surgical residents the flexibility to work longer hours in order to stay with their patients through the end of an operation or stabilize them during a critical event did not …

Man Settles Suit Against Michigan Doctor Who Mistreated Many

A man who helped authorities uncover a Detroit, Mich.-area doctor who misled people into believing they had cancer has settled a lawsuit against the doctor for about $1.7 million. Dr. Farid Fata was paid millions of dollars by insurance companies …

Family Continues Fight Against Indiana Malpractice Cap

An Evansville, Ind., couple is keeping up a decadelong legal fight over their claims of medical malpractice in their daughter’s birth that left her a quadriplegic and unable to speak. A Vanderburgh County jury in 2013 awarded $15 million in …

Arkansas Man Who Had Surgery on Wrong Side of Brain Awarded $2M

The family of an Arkansas man left in an impaired state after an operation on the wrong side of his brain has been awarded $2 million by the state’s claims commission. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the commission announced that it …

Former Texas Surgeon Charged with Assault in Malpractice Cases

A former Dallas neurosurgeon has been described by state regulators as so derelict during operations that his actions led to the deaths of two patients and left others with disabling injuries in what’s seen as one of the worst recent …

N.H. to Begin Winding Down Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association

The New Hampshire Insurance Department announced on July 24 that the Merrimack County Superior Court issued an order appointing Insurance Commissioner Roger A. Sevigny as receiver of the New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association (JUA). The court order comes …

The Doctors Co. Challenging Florida’s Order to Decrease Med Mal Rates

An order by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation for medical malpractice insurer The Doctors Co. (TDC) to decrease its rates by 15 percent is being contested by the California-based company. A hearing has been set for Oct. 7, 2015, …

South Carolina Health System Settles Infection Lawsuit for $600K

South Carolina’s Greenville Health System has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the family of a surgical patient who died after contracting an infection. The Greenville News reported that court documents show the health care system offered $600,000 to settle …

N.Y. Assembly OKs Bill Allowing Later Claims for Medical Malpractice

New York’s state Assembly has passed legislation that would let victims of medical malpractice file claims later than allowed now. Current law requires filing claims within two-and-a-half years after the act, omission or improper treatment. The legislation would start that …

ACE Appoints Hamzah as Regional Medical Malpractice Manager, Asia

ACE Group has appointed Kamal Hamzah as regional medical malpractice manager for Asia, a newly created position, as it continues to expand its financial lines product portfolio in the region to include medical professional liability. Hamzah will spearhead the development and …