A federal judge expressed his frustration with Mississippi’s cap on noneconomic damages when earlier this month he trimmed $4.45 million from a medical malpractice verdict compensating a family for the loss of a young mother and her unborn child.
The mother and adult daughter of the victim of an airplane crash had the capacity to sue the federal government for the alleged negligence of a flight controller, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
A medical malpractice suit could not be based on the alleged failure of healthcare professionals to report suspected child abuse, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a summary judgment.
The federal government is not immune from tort liability for the alleged sexual assault of a prison inmate by correctional officers.
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The federal government is not immune from tort liability for the alleged sexual assault of a prison inmate by correctional officers, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a unanimous decision.
A plaintiff may bring a lawsuit against the United States alleging medical battery by a Navy doctor acting within the scope of his employment, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.
State law makes safety inspectors liable for deaths resulting from their negligent failure to ensure a mine’s compliance with federal safety standards, West Virginia’s highest court has ruled in answering a certified question from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
WASHINGTON – Attempts to sort out the meaning of a confusing and oddly worded statute to determine whether a Navy surgeon is immune from liability for allegedly performing eye surgery without obtaining consent left the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court bleary-eyed.
The federal government is not liable for damage suffered by property owners when a system of levees failed during Hurricane Katrina, a U.S. District Court in Louisiana has ruled in reversing judgment.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the federal Gonzalez Act waives governmental immunity for battery claims against a Navy doctor who allegedly performed cataract surgery without the patient’s informed consent.