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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 …

Hospital Medical Errors Down 17%, Reports HHS

A federal review of hospital medical records and other data has found a 17 percent decline in infections, drug mistakes, bed sores and other preventable errors from 2010 to 2013, according to a report. Using methods developed by health care …

Texas Man Claims Medical Errors Led to Leg Amputations

A Texas man intending to undergo a weight-loss operation is seeking $10 million in damages for what he says were a series of medical blunders that led to the amputation of both his legs at the knee. Carlos Saucedo has …

Oregon Hospital Settles With Patients Abused By Doctor

A hospital in The Dalles, Ore. and two administrators have settled a lawsuit brought by four female patients molested by an anesthesiologist while they were under sedation. The Dalles Chronicle reported that the amount of the settlements is confidential, but …

Number of Medical Errors Reported by Mass. Hospitals Spiked in 2013

The number of medical errors reported by Massachusetts acute-care hospitals has jumped 70 percent since the state expanded the type of incidents hospitals are required to report. Hospitals reported 753 serious medical errors and other patient injuries last year to …

New York Man Awarded $2.3M in Med Mal Lawsuit

A jury has awarded $2.3 million to a Rockland County, New York, man who said the head of Nyack Hospital’s orthopedic surgery left a serious infection untreated. The Journal News says the jury found Dr. Jason Fond negligent in his …

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 …