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Woman Sues Hospital in New Mexico for Resuscitating Her

A New Mexico woman who was brought back to life is suing the hospital for violating her rights. The Albuquerque Journal reports lawyers for Jamie Sams filed a lawsuit last week in New Mexico state district court against Santa Fe’s …

Illinois’ Cook County Board OKs $4M Medical Malpractice Settlement

Cook County’s board of commissioners have voted for a nearly $4 million settlement of a malpractice lawsuit filed after an alleged botched heart surgery at Chicago’s Stroger Hospital. Lawyers for Jaime Flores alleged Stroger physicians made a “very unfortunate and …

Trump Signs Bill Ensuring Sports Medical Malpractice Insurance Travels Across State Lines

President Donald Trump has signed legislation that will protect sports medicine professionals who travel with sports teams by ensuring that their license and liability insurance remains in effect even when they cross state lines. The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act …

Explaining Medical Errors Cut Liability Claims 66%: Georgia State Research

Hospital staff and physicians who are willing to explain, apologize for and resolve adverse medical events significantly reduce legal defense and liability costs, according to a study led by Dr. Florence R. LeCraw, an Atlanta anesthesiologist and adjunct professor at …

Stanford Study Links Medical Errors to Physician Burnout

The epidemic of physician burnout may be the source of even more medical errors than unsafe medical workplace conditions, a new study led by Stanford researchers has found. Physician burnout is at least equally responsible for medical errors as unsafe …

Jury Rules Montana Hospital Not Liable in Football Player’s Paralysis

A Montana hospital is not liable for the brain injury a 16-year-old Belt High School student suffered in a 2014 football game, a jury has ruled. Robert Back suffered a concussion on Sept. 5, 2014, and collapsed on the sidelines …

Couple Files Suit After Ohio Hospital Loses Embryos

An Ohio hospital where as many as 2,000 frozen eggs and embryos were damaged by a storage tank malfunction is being sued by a couple who lost two embryos. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Amber and Elliott Ash. …

Chubb Global Markets Appoints Hiscox’s Rowley as Senior Underwriter Financial Lines

Chubb announced the appointment of Benjamin Rowley as senior underwriter Financial Lines, Chubb Global Markets. Rowley is a medical malpractice specialist with a broad knowledge of errors and omissions and will be responsible for growing and managing this specialized area …

Family of Actor Bill Paxton Sues Hospital in California for Wrongful Death

The family of Bill Paxton has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Los Angeles hospital and the surgeon who performed the actor’s heart surgery shortly before he died. The suit filed against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center alleges the surgeon, used …

Oregon Woman Sues Over Newborn’s Death After 2-Day Birth

A Bend, Ore. woman has filed a $9 million wrongful death lawsuit against the St. Charles Health System after her daughter died following a difficult childbirth. The Bulletin reported that Grace Louise Marchant-Hubbs was born unconscious after a 2-day delivery …