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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 …

Oregon Jury Won’t Award Boy Who Contracted Herpes At Birth

An Oregon jury has declined to award any money to a 4-year-old boy who suffered profound brain damage after he contracted herpes from his mother at birth. Attorneys for Jonah Johnson had sought $46.5 million, saying obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Carrie Miles …

Proposed Law Would Ban Forced Nurse Overtime in Ohio

A proposed Ohio law would ban hospitals from forcing nurses to work overtime. The Dayton Daily News reports a nursing shortage has stretched staffing in many hospitals. State Rep. Robert Sprague, a Republican from Findlay, introduced the overtime bill last …

Vermont Hospital to Bring Captive Insurance Firm to State

The University of Vermont Health Network is going to bring a wholly owned insurance company home to Vermont. The UVM Network’s captive insurance company, which provides malpractice insurance for its medical providers, is currently located in Bermuda. The network’s board …

Randall & Quilter Sells R&Q Managing Agency to U.S. MedMal Insurer Coverys

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. announced it has completed the sale of its Lloyd’s managing agency, R&Q Managing Agency Ltd. (RQMA), to Coverys, a provider of medical professional liability insurance based in Boston, Mass. The agreement between R&Q and …

Victims of Michigan Cancer Doctor Could Receive $4.1M

An expert is recommending approval of $4.1 million in claims, including $2 million in funeral costs, filed by victims of a Detroit-area doctor who committed fraud by putting hundreds of patients through needless cancer treatments. Randi Roth gave an update …