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Judge: Ohio Hospital, Insurer Need Not Fund Doc’s Murder Case Defense

A Michigan-based health system and its insurer don’t have to cover the costs of an Ohio doctor’s defense against murder charges in the deaths of 25 hospital patients, a federal judge ruled. William Husel is accused of ordering excessive painkillers …

Aspergillus Mold Found Again at Washington Hospital

Seattle Children’s hospital is again coping with a mold in its operating rooms that has persisted at the hospital for nearly 20 years and has been linked to seven deaths. There are no known new illnesses connected to the latest …

Parents of Oregon Baby Who Died From Meningitis Sue For $6.3M

The parents of an infant who died from meningitis after he was released from Silverton Medical Center in Oregon are suing the hospital for $6.3 million. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed in the death of 7-month-old Blaize Wheeldon and …

Arizona Insurer of Physicians Declares $12M Dividend to Help in COVID-19 Pandemic

Mutual Insurance Company of Arizona has declared a special dividend designed to provide economic relief to its members. The company will distribute a $12 million dividend to all members with policies in-force as of April 30. The dividend will be …

Pennsylvania Court Voids $10M Payout in Fatal Spinal Surgery Case

A $10 million award allotted in the death of a Pennsylvania woman following a spinal surgery was voided after the court determined the amount is not in line with others granted in similar medical malpractice cases. The state ordered a …

Life-or-Death Decisions by Hospitals, Doctors Come With Threat of Lawsuits

Doctors and hospitals overwhelmed in the pandemic will have to make their excruciating life-or-death decisions meticulously or they risk being second-guessed by a jury when the onslaught is over. Lawyers who defend health care providers are already giving advice on …

Lawsuit: Nevada Dentist Set 5-Year-Old Girl’s Mouth on Fire

The parents of a 5-year-old girl say a Las Vegas, Nev. dentist set their daughter’s mouth on fire as she underwent a routine dental procedure. The parents last week filed a lawsuit in state district court against Deep Karan Dhillon …

Indiana Hospital Reports Failure to Disinfect Surgical Tools

Nearly 1,200 surgical patients may have been exposed to hepatitis, HIV and other infectious diseases due to a sterilization failure, a northern Indiana hospital says. A Goshen Hospital sterilization technician failed to complete one crucial step in the sterilizing process …

Hospital in Washington Addresses Mold Infections, Deaths

Executives at a Washington state children’s hospital have found additional patient deaths from a mold infection after taking a closer look at their records. KING-TV reported Tuesday that Seattle Children’s CEO Jeff Sperring announced Monday that they looked at their …

South Dakota Doctor Made Millions on Unneeded Surgeries, Feds Say

A South Dakota neurosurgeon made millions of dollars by performing unnecessary and dangerous surgeries, including one that left a patient partially paralyzed, federal prosecutors contend in a lawsuit against the doctor. Dr. Wilson Asfora enriched himself by using medical devices …