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Judge Dismisses Yale Student’s Virtual Learning Lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed a Yale University student’s attempt to sue the university for partial compensation for virtual online learning during the height of the pandemic last year. The Yale undergraduate student Jonathan Michel filed a class-action lawsuit against …

Mom of Toddler Who Died After Missouri Clinic Visit Awarded $1.8M

The family of a toddler who died just three hours after being misdiagnosed at a Branson, Mo., urgent care clinic is receiving $1.8 million in damages. Jurors in Taney County recently awarded Kassie Mcatee nearly $3.2 million in damages in …

Jury Awards $700K to Man in Case Against Hawaii Hospital

A federal jury awarded more than $700,000 in damages to a Hawaii man who sued a hospital, saying staff injected him against his will with anti-psychotic drugs that left him incapacitated for months. A jury in U.S. District Court unanimously …

Washington Jury Awards $14M in Malpractice Suit

A King County, Wash. jury has awarded a West Seattle woman nearly $14 million in a medical-malpractice suit against Seattle Children’s Hospital and Children’s University Medical Group. The Seattle Times reports the jury found doctors failed to prevent a stroke …

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 …