Medical Malpractice

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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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits after Unnecessary Spinal Fusion Procedure

A recent article in the Washington Post examined a growing concern in the medical community, the drastic increase in certain types of surgical procedures and whether the are medically necessary. The article examined the  large increase of spinal fusion surgery in the Unites States over the past two decades with 465,000 spinal fusion procedures performed in 2011 up form 56,000 in 1994. It is estimated that nearly half of these procedures were not medically necessary.

There are many reasons ...

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Huge Award in Lehigh County Birth Injury Lawsuit

A recent jury verdict in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania has resulted in one of the biggest jury awards for a medical malpractice case in the State over the past twenty years. The jury awarded the Plaintiff $55 million dollars following a 2 week trial. The case stems from a birth injury lawsuit that was filed on behalf of a child who suffered brain damage and other injuries as a result of the alleged failure of the doctors to perform a ...

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Michigan Doctor of Oncology Charged in $35 Million Medicare Fraud Case

A government press release reports the arrest of the owner of the Michigan Hematology Centers with charges of widespread Medicare fraud. In the past two years, these centers billed Medicare for a total of $35 million. The doctor allegedly prescribed unnecessary treatments and chemotherapy to patients who either did not need it or could not benefit from it.

Putting patients at risk of chemotherapy side effects, the doctor has reportedly falsely diagnosed cancer and began treatment for those that ...

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