Medical Malpractice

Pregnancy Complication Rate Varies Widely Between U.S. Hospitals

A new study has found that the odds of a woman having an obstetric complication depends on where she delivers her baby in the United States. The author of the study, a health outcomes researcher at the University of Rochester, said that “there is a significant variability in maternal outcomes across U.S. hospitals.”

The study examined 750,000 childbirths around the country. According to the research, about 13 percent of all deliveries have a complication, but the rate ...

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Man Sues CVS Claiming Mistake Cost Him His Sight

A 65-year old man is suing CVS Pharmacy alleging that a pharmacist mistakenly gave him anti-bacterial ear drops to treat an eye infection leading to blindness in his left eye. The man had been diagnosed with conjunctivitis, or pink eye, by a local hospital and was given a prescription for a common treatment.

The Houston resident went to his local CVS Pharmacy to get his prescription filled. According to the lawsuit, the packing identifies the solution as ...

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Medical Malpractice Lawyers Seeing a Change in the Counties Around Philadelphia

Medical malpractice lawyers are noting a recent trend in medical malpractice cases in the counties surrounding Philadelphia county. Historically, these counties have been very difficult for malpractice plaintiffs–so difficult, that even when doctors agree that significant malpractice occurred, it has been difficult to win at trial. Cases that arise in Philadelphia County, in contrast, have long had a better chance of success when malpractice has occurred.

Over the last several months, however, injured individuals have been successful in wining medical malpractice ...

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Jury awards $32.8 million for delayed birth in Chester County

A Chester County jury has found in favor of a young girl diagnosed with cerebral palsy and awarded her 32.8 million dollars in a recent verdict of a birth injury lawsuit. This case stemmed from a birth injury lawsuit filed on behalf of a young girl who suffered brain damage at birth. The jury award is one of the largest on record in Chester County and will help the young girl’s family pay for future medical costs. The ...

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Purdue Pharma Unwilling to Disclose Information about Suspicious Doctors

Prescription drug abuse has become a widespread and serious issue. Purdue Pharma, the maker of the often abused painkiller OxyContin, claims that this is a result of pharmacy robberies, doctor-shopping, and medicine cabinet raids. A story in the LA Times reveals that the company has known of the role physicians play in overprescribing and has a database of the suspected doctors. But the company has not disclosed this information to authorities.

Purdue generated a database of about 1,800 doctors ...

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Philadelphia Jury Awards Large Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

A Philadelphia jury has awarded the family of a child born prematurely a $42.9 million dollar award in a recent medical malpractice case. The verdict in Harris v. Chestnut Hill Hospital was announced on December 20, 2013. This medical malpractice case stems from injuries sustained by the Plaintiff following a premature birth at 25 weeks gestation. The suit alleged that the Defendants failed at act in a timely fashion in taking steps  to protect the unborn ...

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