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New Mexico Couple Wins $74M for Baby’s Brain Damage in Delivery

A jury has awarded a New Mexico couple $74 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit involving a son left with brain damage. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reported the jury this month ruled that a women’s health clinic in Hobbs, New Mexico, …

Former Blood-Testing Company CEO Sues Law Firm in Virginia Court

The co-founder of a defunct blood-testing company is suing her former law firm for malpractice and asking for at least $150 million in damages. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Tonya H. Mallory, the co-founder and former CEO of Health Diagnostic …

Wrongful Death Verdict Against Utah Doctor Overturned Court

A wrongful death case against a former doctor will have a new trial after the Utah Supreme Court overturned the $3 million verdict. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that the Supreme Court ruled this week that Paul Ray Taylor’s felony …

Playboy Verdict Leads to Malpractice Suit in California

Playboy Enterprises Inc. claims Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP committed malpractice by not advising it to settle a retaliatory-firing lawsuit. The case is anything but salacious. Catherine Zulfer initially sued Playboy in 2012, alleging she was fired for refusing …

Jury Awards $17.8M Malpractice Verdict Against Colorado Hospital

An Arapahoe County, Colo. jury has handed down a $17.8 million malpractice judgment against Children’s Hospital Colorado after finding the hospital’s staff was responsible for giving the wrong dose of medication to a 4-day-old girl. The Denver Post reported Naomi …

Michigan Court: Agents May Not Be ‘Professionals’ Under Malpractice Definition

Is an insurance agent a “professional” when it comes to whether or not he or she may be charged with malpractice? Not necessarily, a Michigan state appeals court has said. The Michigan Court of Appeals made that determination in a …

Dallas Hospital’s Care of Deceased U.S. Ebola Patient Questioned

Hours after Dallas Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan died, his family called for an investigation into his care as top infectious disease doctors said he may have survived if his treatment had begun earlier. The family cited his initial release …

Jury Awards $100,000 In Oregon Malpractice Suit

An Oregon gynecologist who removed a patient’s healthy ovary and left a piece of plastic in her body after a 2007 robotic surgery has been ordered to pay more than $100,000. The Mail Tribune newspaper reported that U.S. District Court …

$2.5M Settlement In Hawaii Malpractice Began With a Toe

Attorneys for the family of a 33-year-old Hawaii man who claimed his toe infection turned deadly because of negligent treatment at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center said a $2.5 million settlement has been reached. Attorneys for Chad Kitayama’s fiancee …

Los Angeles County Settles $7.5M Medical Malpractice Suit

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $7.5 million payment to a toddler who was born with a brain injury at a county-run hospital to settle a medical malpractice lawsuit. The lawsuit filed on behalf of the 18-month-old …