Melanie J. VanOverloop

Medical Negligence: Newborn Strokes That Can Cause Brain Damage

Strokes that occur at or near the time of birth are often overlooked as a significant contributing factor to cerebral palsy.  Perinatal stroke is a known cause of long-term neurological impairment. These strokes are caused by a disruption in blood […]

James Humann

MDL Court Denies Cook Medical’s Motion for Summary Judgment as to the Defective Design of its IVC Filter and Finds that Defendants Argued the Wrong Law 

With less than two weeks before the start of the first bellwether trial in the Cook Medical IVC multidistrict litigation, on October 10, 2017, the Court issued an Order denying Defendant Cook’s Motion for Summary Judgment as to negligence and strict liability design defect claims. The denial was at least partially due to the Defendant’s arguing the wrong legal standard under Florida law.

Randy Appleton

How Safe Are Urgent Care Facilities?

There have been many changes in healthcare and how patients obtain treatment over the past few decades. One of the major changes is the increased popularity of urgent care and walk-in facilities where patients can obtain treatment when their own […]

David Mittleman

McLaren Lansing ER Doctor Sexually Assaults a Patient While Nurse Watches – Hospital Fails To Report Him

McLaren Lansing ER physician who sexually assaulted a patient is still teaching at MSU & practicing medicine at a large hospital I have been helping survivors of sexual assault for decades.  Often, the assault involves failure of an institution to […]

Matthew Sill

Fulmer Sill Helps Communities Harmed by Opioid Epidemic

For years now, local and tribal governments across the United States have been financially burdened by an epidemic of opioid abuse, addiction, and overdoses that has plagued their communities. The economic cost the opioid epidemic places on communities today is […]

James Humann

MASS TORT UPDATE: District Court in Cook IVC Filter Litigation Denies Defendant’s Appeal to Block the Deposition of its Former President

The District judge held that a review of the sealed documents shows Cook’s former president was involved with the “strategic decisions regarding the enhancement of the Tulip filter and the development of the Celect filter to increase market share. … Most importantly, the documents reflect that he was aware of the risk that both IVC filters could perforate the wall of the vena cava.”

T. Thomas Metier

When Does a Claim of Medical Negligence Rise to the Level of a Constitutional Claim?

The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit was faced with that question in Williams v. Corrections Corp., No. 17-7022 (10th Cir. 2017). In this case, a federal prisoner, Mario Williams (“Williams”) filed an appeal to the grant […]

Chris Nace

Letter Reveals Hospital Deficiencies that Officials Refused to Disclose

In August, United Medical Center (UMC)—a public hospital in Washington D.C.—had their obstetrics license suspended for 90 days without much explanation as to why. The local community and beyond were outraged, not only for the lack of details but also […]

Matthew A. Dolman

Investigating a Birth Injury Claim Requires Significant Resources

St. Petersburg Birth Injury Lawyers Representing the Rights of Individuals Who Have Been Injured by Medical Malpractice Birth injuries can be devastating. The types of injuries that can affect a developing human being during pregnancy, labor and delivery often have […]

Matthew A. Dolman

Improper Use of Forceps by Doctors

Even if everything goes as expected, the birth process can be traumatic and complicated for both a mother and infant. However, few birth situations go exactly as planned, and in many cases, a doctor must make decisions during the process […]