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10 Hospitalized After Flu Shot Mix-Up at Oklahoma Facility

Ten people at an Oklahoma care facility for people with intellectual disabilities were hospitalized after they were apparently accidentally injected with what’s believed to be insulin rather than flu shots, authorities said. Emergency responders were called last week to the …

Mother of Brain-Damaged Boy Awarded $50M in Illinois Malpractice Suit

A jury awarded $101 million to the mother of a severely brain-damaged boy who sued a Chicago-area hospital for medical malpractice, but an agreement between the parties cut the amount to $50 million, a lawyer said. Attorneys told a Cook …

Florida Children’s Hospital Facing Massive Fines Over Issues in Heart Unit

Florida regulators were expected to issue one of the largest fines against a hospital in recent memory. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital could face a total of $804,000 in penalties from the state Agency …

Transgender Man Can Sue Catholic Hospital Over Hysterectomy

A California transgender man can go ahead with a discrimination lawsuit against a Catholic hospital that canceled his hysterectomy, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal in San Francisco overturns a lower court …

Suits Filed Against Operator of Illinois Medical Equipment Cleaner

Nearly three dozen people have sued the operator of a suburban Chicago medical equipment cleaning plant they claim emits fumes that have adversely affected their health, lawyers for the plaintiffs announced. The 32 lawsuits filed against Sterigenics LLC this week …

Berkshire Hathaway’s Leeks Joins Everest Insurance as Lloyd’s Syndicate Underwriter

Everest Insurance International announced the addition of Martin Leeks to its Lloyd’s Syndicate 2786 as a medical malpractice and multi-national/ specialty underwriter. Leeks will be responsible for the development of the Medical Malpractice European SME underwriting strategy while assisting the …

Jury Awards $3M-Plus in Michigan Misdiagnosed Epilepsy Case

A Michigan jury has awarded more than $3 million to a woman who was misdiagnosed with epilepsy, one of hundreds of people to accuse a Detroit-area doctor of misreading tests to enrich himself and his employer. Dr. Yasser Awaad was …

Minnesota Supreme Court Malpractice Ruling Has Doctors Concerned

A recent ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court saying doctors can be sued for malpractice even if they’re not directly treating a patient is causing angst in the state’s medical and legal communities. The high court said in its ruling …

Sorry, Laws Protecting Doctors Who Apologize Don’t Lessen Litigation

Laws intended to reduce malpractice litigation by protecting doctors who want to apologize don’t work, according to a new Vanderbilt analysis of proprietary insurance data. It turns out people sue for money and an apology doesn’t change that reality. In …

Ohio Hospital Reports 48 Nurses, Pharmacists Over Dosages, Deaths

The Ohio hospital system where an intensive-care doctor is accused of ordering painkiller overdoses for dozens of patients has put more employees on leave and changed key leaders at the hospital where nearly all those deaths occurred. Mount Carmel Health …