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$8.75M Suit by Couple Against 2 Oregon Doctors Dismissed

A lawsuit filed by a Bend, Ore. couple that accused two physicians of failing to detect warning signs before the woman went into cardiac arrest has been dismissed. The Bend Bulletin reported Shelley and Brent Harding sought $8.75 million for …

Kansas Woman Files Suit Against Hospital Over Wrong Diagnosis, Surgery

A Kansas woman’s lawsuit claims she underwent a complex surgery at the University of Kansas Hospital for a cancer diagnosis that proved to be wrong, but she was never told of the mistake. The Kansas City Star reports that Wendy …

New Mexico Doctors Challenge Insurance Superintendent on Malpractice Fund

Four doctors are accusing New Mexico’s insurance superintendent of allowing major hospital chains to tap into a medical malpractice fund despite concerns of insufficient balances. State district court documents show physicians including American Medical Association president-elect Barbara McAneny filed the …

Randall & Quilter to Sell Lloyd’s Agency to Medical Liability Insurer Coverys

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. announced it has reached agreement to sell the entire share capital of its Lloyd’s managing agency, R&Q Managing Agency Ltd. (RQMA), to Coverys, a provider of medical professional liability insurance based in Boston, Mass. …

Michigan Hospital to Pay $791K in Settlement over Needless Tests

A Detroit-area hospital has agreed to pay $791,000 to settle allegations that it billed for unnecessary lab tests. The case against Crittenton Hospital Medical Center is linked to Dr. Farid Fata. He’s serving a 45-year prison sentence for putting patients …

Inspectors Find Continuing Safety Issues at Washington Mental Hospital

Inspectors who visited Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital found that safety problems that thrust the facility into the national spotlight after the escape of two dangerous patients a year ago persist, including neglected patients. And a survey of Western State …

Los Angeles Prosecutors Refile Charges in $150M Workers’ Comp Fraud Case

Los Angeles County prosecutors have refiled criminal charges against a dozen people accused of taking part in an alleged $150 million workers’ compensation insurance fraud, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. On March 16, Los Angeles County Superior …

Jury Awards Missouri Woman $28.9M in Suit Against Health Provider

A southwestern Missouri jury has ordered a health provider to pay roughly $29 million to a woman who argued that doctors’ failure to timely diagnose her rare disorder made her reliant on a feeding tube. The Springfield News-Leader reports that …

Texas Bill Would End ‘Wrongful Birth’ Suits Against Doctors

Texans would no longer be allowed to sue doctors for a “wrongful birth” under a bill approved unanimously by the Senate State Affairs Committee. According to the announcement released by the Senate, wrongful birth suits are based on an accusations …

Texas Neurosurgeon Gets Life Sentence for Maiming Patients

Jurors on Feb. 20 sentenced a former Dallas neurosurgeon to life in prison for maiming patients who had turned to him for surgery to resolve debilitating injuries. The decision came almost a week after the Dallas County jury convicted 44-year-old …