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Arkansas Man Who Had Surgery on Wrong Side of Brain Awarded $2M

The family of an Arkansas man left in an impaired state after an operation on the wrong side of his brain has been awarded $2 million by the state’s claims commission. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the commission announced that it …

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 …

Family Sues Idaho Hospital Over Father’s Death

James Dorsey led a full and active life, his final years spent helping care for his grandchildren and enjoying big family dinners. The 70-year-old died Sept. 12, 2011 at Complex Care of Idaho in Meridian. His family believes he died …

Montana Panel Hears Wrongful Birth, Life Bill

A Senate panel is considering a bill that would prohibit the parents of children with genetic abnormalities from suing their doctors for withholding that information from them before birth. House Bill 310 sponsored by Republican Rep. Cary Smith of Billings …