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Sports Team Doctors Want Medical Malpractice Protection When Traveling Out of State

Congress has advanced legislation to clarify that sports doctors’ medical malpractice insurance should follow them when they travel out of state with their teams. The House of Representatives this week approved the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (US HR 921), …

Jury Awards Missouri Woman $507K in Needle-in-Back Case

A Missouri woman who has lived with a hypodermic needle lodged in her back for nearly seven years has been awarded a $507,000 judgment in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a St. Louis County jury …

Idaho Family Sues Over Baby’s Death in Hospital Medication Mix-up

An Idaho family is suing a nurse and the health care company he works for after their 7-month-old baby died when given the wrong medication at a Twin Falls hospital. Chance and Tiffany Elliott filed the wrongful death lawsuit in …

BHSI & Tego to Provide Medical Indemnity Cover for Doctors in Australia

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. (BHSI) and Tego Insurance announced they have entered into an exclusive underwriting agreement to provide medical indemnity insurance to medical practitioners in Australia. “We are delighted to work with Tego to bring BHSI’s medical indemnity …

Idaho High Court Affirms $3.8M Ruling in Liposuction Death

The Idaho Supreme Court has affirmed a jury verdict for $3.8 million against a southwest Idaho doctor following the death of a woman who underwent a liposuction procedure. The court ruled Thursday in the wrongful death and medical malpractice case …

Trial over Spinal Bone Cement Death Begins in Washington

The physician who used a non-FDA-approved bone cement during a woman’s spinal surgery and the company that ran an illegal test market to promote the dangerous product should be held accountable for her death, a lawyer for the woman’s daughter …

New York Lawmakers Push to Extend Deadline for Med-Mal Suits

Legislation before state lawmakers in New York would significantly change medical malpractice law by allowing patients to sue years after an alleged misdiagnosis or mistreatment. Patients currently must file lawsuits within 2 1/2 years after the alleged malpractice. The bill …

Wyoming Hospital Headed for Bankruptcy after Numerous Lawsuits

A Powell, Wyo. hospital has filed for bankruptcy as it faces about 20 lawsuits over surgeries performed by a former orthopedic surgeon. The Powell Tribune reported that Powell Valley Healthcare’s board of directors approved filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday. …

Oregon Hospital Settles for $13M in Botched Water-Birth Suit

The parents of a newborn boy deprived of oxygen during a bungled water birth attempt have settled a lawsuit against a Portland, Ore. hospital for $13 million. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported the settlement with the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center is the …

California Health Inspectors Find Infection Control Lapses at 2 L.A. Hospitals

California health inspectors dispatched to two Los Angeles hospitals following “superbug” outbreaks involving a hard-to-clean medical scope found numerous safety violations that appeared to put more patients at risk. The Los Angeles Times reported that the state declared an “mmediate …