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Thomas Greer

Damage Cap Debate Introduced in D.C.

Malpractice or damages caps are a recent controversy that has played out on a state level ever since the the first cap laws were enacted in the early part of this century. While more than 70 percent of states have […]

Chris Nace

Do U.S. Hospitals Make the Grade with Maternity Care?

In an era when individuals are bearing more of, if literally not all, the financial burden for their health care coverage, we are seeing a much more heightened selection process in regards to where these consumers go for medical treatment […]

Tatum O’Brien

Medical Malpractice Claims and the Loss of Chance Doctrine

The “loss of chance” doctrine allows patients to recover when a doctor’s negligence reduces their chance of survival. Essentially, a doctor can be held liable for the value of the patient’s “lost chance” at surviving by negligent actions like delayed […]

Chris Nace

When Are Pharmacy Mistakes Considered Malpractice?

A few months ago, I wrote a blog about human errors comprising one of the leading causes of death in U.S. hospitals and how many healthcare facilities called these events “nevers” (as in, they should never have happened in the first […]

Mark Bello

Maryland Medical Negligence Case Shows the True Effects of Tort Reform

In our legal system, a person injured through the negligence of another can file a lawsuit seeking monetary compensation for damages. The Seventh Amendment to the Constitution ensures that civil cases can be heard and decided by a jury of […]

Chris Nace

Can You Sue a Doctor for Lying? The Truth May Surprise You.

Anyone familiar with the Hippocratic oath understands the undeniable bond between medical care and ethics—ideally, physicians are driven by the desire to help patients, not hurt them. Yet, harm does sometimes occur, and patients have the right to hold such […]

Rick Shapiro

Surgical Patient Can Proceed With Lawsuit Against Doctor

A couple in Cumberland County, North Carolina may proceed with a medical malpractice lawsuit against Village Surgical Associates and practicing physician Michael S. Bryant, based in Fayetteville, North Carolina, according to a ruling by the North Carolina Supreme Court.  The 4-2 […]

Mark Bello

Judge Denies New Trial in $53 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict

A judge recently upheld most of a jury’s $53 million medical malpractice verdict awarded to a woman and her 12-year-old son who was born with cerebral palsy and an intellectual disability. Twelve years ago, the woman was about 40 weeks […]

David Mittleman

MSU, Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Michigan State University Gymnastics Head Coach Kathie Klages has been at the helm of their program for over 27 years.  I have never met Kathie and it’s unlikely we will meet at a gymnastics competition, but I know a lot […]

David Mittleman

MSU, I Understand the “Nuanced Difference” between Sexual Assault and Appropriate Medical Procedures

Michigan State University’s Title IX Office, which investigates gender discrimination claims, including allegations of sexual assault and harassment, determined what?  They determined she “didn’t understand the ‘nuanced difference’ between sexual assault and an appropriate medical procedure.”  Are you kidding me!  […]