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Family of Illinois Mom Who Died After Child Birth Awarded $4M

The family of a woman who died in 2012 after giving birth to twins at a suburban Chicago hospital has been awarded $4 million in a wrongful death lawsuit. The family of 36-year-old Evelyn Robinson contended in a lawsuit against …

Walgreens, Illinois Hospital Sued by Prince Heirs Over Overdose Care

Prince’s heirs have sued Walgreens and the Illinois hospital that treated the music superstar after he suffered from an opioid overdose, alleging that a doctor and various pharmacists failed to provide Prince with reasonable care, contributing to his death. The …

Illinois Court Slashes Jury Award by $15M in Medical Malpractice Case

An Illinois jury’s medical malpractice award has been slashed by $15 million because the injured woman died the day before the 2015 trial verdict. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports Illinois’ 1st District Appellate Court reduced the award from $22 …

Appeals Court Reinstates Lawsuit of N.C. Woman Who Fell Off Operating Table

The North Carolina Court of Appeals has revived a lawsuit stemming from a woman’s 2012 surgery during which she fell off the operating table while her body was cut open and had surgical implements inside. The Fayetteville Observer reports that …

Deceased Patient’s Family Sues U of Vermont Medical Center for Malpractice

The family of a New York man who died in the University of Vermont Medical Center’s emergency room in February has filed a lawsuit against the hospital claiming malpractice. The Burlington Free Press reported the suit, filed last month in …

N.Y. Court: Doc May Owe 3rd Party for Not Warning Patient About Driving on Meds

New York’s highest court has reinstated a medical malpractice suit against a Long Island hospital and the doctor and physician’s assistant who gave painkillers to a woman who subsequently crashed her car. The suit was filed by the driver of …

Minnesota Jury Awards Mechanic $9.1M in Medical Malpractice Suit

A Minnesota jury has awarded $9.1 million to a former auto mechanic who sued his anesthesiologists after suffering spinal cord damage and paralysis in a 2012 surgery. Joseph Lakoskey’s attorney argued that an anesthesiologist left him dangerously dehydrated before surgery …

Connecticut Man Awarded $4.2M in Medical Malpractice Suit

A Connecticut man has been awarded $4.2 million as compensation for a surgery he says caused him to lose the use of his shoulder. A New Haven jury on July 1 decided that 58-year-old Gregory Leigh, of Wallingford, should be …

South Dakota Lt. Governor a Defendant in Medical Lawsuit

The family of a woman who died after a series of surgeries has named Lt. Gov. Matt Michels in his role as an attorney for Avera Health as a defendant in a federal lawsuit. Michels tells the Argus Leader that …

Florida ‘House of Horrors’ Dentist Surrenders License

A Florida children’s dentist accused of running a “house of horrors” that included performing surgical procedures without anesthetic has agreed to stop practicing dentistry. Dr. Howard Schneider of Jacksonville faces multiple lawsuits and his office has been picketed in recent …