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Number of Med Mal Lawsuits in Pennsylvania Has Steadied, Data Show

The number of medical malpractice lawsuits in Pennsylvania has steadied and leveled off statewide over the last 10 years, according to statistics released by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts. The data shows 1,546 med mal filings in Pennsylvania’s civil …

Indian Activist Widow Files Suit Against New Mexico Doctors

The widow of Native American activist Russell Means has filed a lawsuit accusing doctors in New Mexico of overlooking his esophageal cancer. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that the lawsuit by Pearl Means in state District Court in Las …

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 …

Connecticut Hospital Ordered to Pay $12M in Medical Malpractice Case

A jury in a medical malpractice case awarded $12 million last Friday to a Connecticut woman who said a doctor punctured her colon during a routine hernia operation, leaving her with permanent injuries. Vivian Gagliano, 65, of Redding, Connecticut, said …

Report Shows More New York Doctors Disciplined

The New York Public Interest Research Group reports the state disciplined 468 doctors last year, 155 more than a year earlier. NYPIRG says the health department’s Office of Professional Medical Conduct found medical negligence in 59 cases, revoking or suspending …

North Carolina Jury Deadlocks in John Edwards’ Malpractice Trial Against Doctor

Former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards’ return to the courtroom as a lawyer ended with a settlement and a mistrial. A jury in Pitt County deadlocked last week on whether to hold an emergency room doctor responsible …

Malpractice Suit Over Frozen California Woman to Proceed

A family that claims a woman was frozen to death in a hospital morgue after she was prematurely declared dead can proceed with a medical malpractice lawsuit, an appeals court ruled. The California 2nd District Court of Appeal overturned a …

Initiative Targeting California Medical Malpractice Submitted

California’s limit of $250,000 on medical malpractice damages for pain and suffering, which became a model for other states almost 40 years ago, could be increased under a voter initiative to be submitted on Monday. Proponents said they’ve gathered 830,000 …

Lockton, Visiting Nurses Association Launch Professional Liability Program

The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) and specialty broker Lockton Affinity have launched a new insurance program to protect nurses and Visiting Nurse Association member agencies. VNAA is sponsoring the professional liability insurance program to provide enhanced protection for …

Medical Malpractice Insurer, NJ PURE, Forms Strategic Alliance with LIU

NJ PURE, a medical malpractice insurer in New Jersey, has entered into a strategic alliance with Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), a division of Liberty Mutual Insurance. According to Eric S. Poe, chief litigation and marketing officer of NJ PURE, NJ …