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Doctors, State Settle Iowa Woman’s Malpractice Claim for $2.5M

The state of Iowa and a group of doctors at University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City will pay a Fairfield woman $2.5 million after she lost both legs to amputation and became paralyzed after what she claimed was a …

Feds End Post-Patient Death Oversight of Houston’s St. Luke Hospital

Federal officials have ended greater oversight of a Houston hospital that began following a patient death. The Houston Chronicle reports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in late July notified Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center that it’s again in …

Fourth Death in Eight Months at Texas Hospital Blamed on Faulty Care

Officials have reported another patient death in a Houston medical complex, the fourth such death in the last eight months due to apparent deficiencies in care. The Houston Chronicle reports the patient died at Ben Taub Hospital July 16 nearly …

Documents: Hospital Paid $6M to Armstrong Family in Wrongful Death Suit

An Ohio hospital paid the estate of astronaut Neil Armstrong $6 million in a confidential agreement to settle allegations that post-surgical complications led to Armstrong’s 2012 death, according to court documents and a report in the New York Times. The …

Landscape Changed for Kansas Medical Malpractice Suits with Court Ruling

Brenda Lundeen went in for routine surgery to relieve heavy periods. What the Overland Park mom and grade schoolteacher got was a nightmare, as a medical mistake caused 194-degree water to pour through a hole in her uterus and scald …

Settlements with Ohio Hospital System Reach Nearly $4.5M in Painkiller Deaths Case

An Ohio hospital system has reached nearly $4.5 million in settlements so far over the deaths of patients who allegedly received excessive painkiller doses ordered by a doctor now charged with murder. At least 29 wrongful-death lawsuits have been filed …

ISMIE Mutual OK’d Offer Medical Professional Liability Coverage in Texas

Medical professional liability insurer, ISMIE Mutual Insurance Co., has been approved as an admitted carrier in Texas. The company said Texas regulators have approved its rate and forms filing, so ISMIE is now able to offer Texas physicians, health professionals …

Ohio Doctor Now Faces Murder Charges in Painkiller Overdose Deaths

A critical care doctor who is already accused of ordering painkiller overdoses for dozens of Ohio hospital patients has been charged with murder in 25 patient deaths, authorities said on June 5. A grand jury indicted now-fired Dr. William Husel …

Ohio Hospital: Doc Gave Excessive Pain Meds to Near-Death Patients, Suit Filed

An intensive care doctor ordered “significantly excessive and potentially fatal” doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families asked that lifesaving measures be stopped, an Ohio hospital system announced after being …

ISMIE Mutual Insurance Partners with Osteopathic Associations on MPL Program

Chicago-based ISMIE Mutual Insurance Co., has partnered with the Indiana Osteopathic Association (IOA) and the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (POMA) on a medical professional liability insurance program. Through the program, IOA and POMA members will receive access to ISMIE’s risk …