medical malpractice News

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 …

Mass. Woman Paralyzed After Childbirth Awarded $35.4M in Lawsuit

Officials say a Massachusetts woman who became paralyzed following childbirth has been awarded $35.4 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The Boston Globe reports that Andrea Larkin sought treatment for dizziness from Dedham Medical Associates after running the 2004 Boston …

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 …