Recent Posts in Medical Malpractice Category

Does Massachusetts Cap Medical Malpractice Damages?

If you have suffered personal injury due to medical malpractice, the emotional, physical, and financial pain can be immense. Based on the seriousness of your injuries, you may have been forced to miss ...
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$2.75 Million Settlement for Cellulitis Patient with Organ Failure

On October 21, 2003, a woman was admitted to the hospital complaining of left thigh pain for the past week. She was later diagnosed with cellulitis, a skin infection caused by bacteria. Her previous ...
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Newborn Dies Tragically Only 48 Hours After Birth

A wrongful death/medical malpractice suit ended in a $1million settlement for the Plaintiffs, the grieving parents of a baby who died 48 hours after birth. The Plaintiffs contended that the Defendants ...
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Depressed Veteran Commits Suicide Hours After Discharge from Hospital

The family of a troubled 49 year old Marine brought a lawsuit against the VA psychiatric clinic where he was treated just prior to committing suicide. The Veteran, who had served in Beirut and ...
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Woman Sues Pathologist for Mistaken Diagnosis

A 52 year old woman suffered from heavy vaginal bleeding. As a result, she underwent a hysteroscopy and dliation and curettage in October of 2007. Polyps were removed and and sent to the pathologist ...
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$3.58 Million Verdict Against ER Doctor

Medical Malpractice claims can be difficult to win and expensive to take to trial. With the right attorney, however, a viable claim can be won. In the case of Croke v. Williams et al, the Plaintiff ...
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Surgeon Found Liable on Loss-of-Chance Claim

In Riley v. Andrade, a grieving husband filed suit against the surgeon who failed to diagnose his now deceased wife with cancer. At a routine mammogram in 2006, a swollen lymph node was found in the ...
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Paraplegic Sues Doctors and Technicians for Spinal Cord Injury

In June of 2009, the Plaintiff, a 64 year old man with chronic lower back pain, underwent an elective cervical disc decompression and fusion. At the orthopedic surgeon's request, an intraoperative ...
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Pre Litigation Notice Now Required in Med Mal Cases

A new element of Massachusetts health care reform law requires potential medical malpractice litigants to notify the alleged tortfeasor within a certain timeframe. According to M.G.L. c. 231, s. ...
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Tragic Death Due To Nurse Negligence

A tragic incident that started as a heart blockage and myocardial infarction ended with a 50 year old woman's death due to respiratory arrest. The woman was brought to a hospital as a result of ...
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Patient Injured After Attempting Suicide With Hospital Robe

A 45 year old woman suffering from mental illness and drug addiction nearly died after attempting suicide with the belt of her hospital terry robe. The woman had checked herself into the hospital ...
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$3.5 Million Settlement For Man With Brain Injury

Surgeries are not without their risks. Unfortunately, sometimes unforseen risks occur that have terrible consequences for all involved. For example, a 62 year old man underwent a carotid ...
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Man Dies During Risky Second Surgery

A 52-year old man died of multiple organ failure in 2006 as a result of a perforated lung. He had undergone surgery for GERD, during which the surgeon noted that he had perforated the left pleura. No ...
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