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88-Year-Old Mississippi Doctor to Continue Practicing From His Car

An 88-year-old Mississippi physician, who has faced scrutiny because he was practicing medicine from his car, said after a meeting with regulators that he now expects to be able to continue seeing patients. Dr. Frazier Landrum talked to reporters after …

NEW CEO of CAP Dealing with Changing Med Mal Market

A potentially hardening market and a paradigm shift in how healthcare is delivered are just two issues Sarah Pacini has had to face since her first day on the job. Pacini is CEO of Los Angeles, Calif.-based Cooperative of American …

Medical Malpractice Case Settled by L.A. County For $4M

Los Angeles County has agreed to pay $4.5 million to a man left paralyzed after treatment at County/USC Medical Center. The Los Angeles Times reported the Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday in favor of the settlement with Justin Malone. In …

Los Angeles Woman Awarded $28.2M in Lost Leg Suit Against Kaiser

A Los Angeles jury has awarded $28.2 million to a woman who said treatment delays by Kaiser Permanente doctors cost her a leg. City News Service says jurors found that Southern California Permanente Medical Group was negligent. Twenty-three-year-old Anna Rahm …

Number of Doctors Licensed in Wyoming Could Rise Under New Law

A new law could increase the number of doctors licensed to practice in Wyoming. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Wyoming became the first state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which seeks to create a fast-track process for physicians …

Retired Head of CAP in California Reflects on Medical Malpractice

He’s only a few weeks into official retirement, but James L. Weidner is already looking back fondly at the last 20 years as chief executive officer of Cooperative of American Physicians. “It was just an absolutely wonderful experience,” said Weidner, …

Lawsuit: Acupuncture Treatment Punctured California Woman’s Lung

A San Diego, Calif. woman is suing a chiropractor she claims collapsed her lung during an unlicensed acupuncture treatment. Jamie Del Fierro says she was injured about a year ago during a treatment for tension headaches at the office of …

Lawyers Scarce for Medical Malpractice Victims in South Dakota

Jennifer Eastman already was in anguish when she went to the hospital on Jan. 4, 2013, to have the dead fetus she was carrying removed from her uterus. The procedure and the loss of a child were bad enough. But …

Penn. Defense Attorney Fights $1M Fine Over Banned Testimony

A single word of testimony at a medical-malpractice trial has cost a Pennsylvania lawyer a nearly $1 million fine she says threatens her home, her family and her small law firm. Insurance defense attorney Nancy Raynor says her assets have …

Federal Report Shows New Hampshire Hospitals Reduced Errors

New Hampshire hospitals are making progress in reducing both errors and unnecessary readmissions, according to new federal data. The federal Department of Health and Human Services released a report this month estimating that the 3,700 hospitals across the country participating …