A psychiatric patient who was badly injured when he walked out of an emergency room and jumped from a nearby bridge can sue the hospital for allegedly failing to keep sufficient tabs on him, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals has ruled.
The parents of a boy born in 2010 with cerebral palsy and other serious disabilities will urge Maryland’s top court to reinstate a $28.3 million medical malpractice verdict against the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the family’s lawyer said.
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.
A doctor sued for wrongful death and medical malpractice could not enforce an arbitration agreement signed by his patient when he first sought treatment, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
A state tort reform law requiring a certificate of merit in professional negligence cases was enacted in violation of the state constitution’s single-subject rule, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled in reversing the dismissal of a wrongful death suit.
A Maryland jury has awarded more than $15.6 million to the family of an 11-year-old girl who was born with severe brain damage as a result of botched prenatal care at Prince George’s Hospital Center.
A pregnant woman whose child died after the mother was being discharged from a hospital’s emergency room had a viable claim under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.
A medical malpractice plaintiff did not have a right under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act to the production of transcripts of ex parte physician interviews conducted by defense counsel, the Georgia Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a discovery order.
Doctors could be liable under state elder abuse law for allegedly failing to refer a patient to a vascular specialist before she developed gangrene in her foot that resulted in amputation and death, the California Court of Appeal has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
A state tort reform law allowing only a single award of $100,000 to both parents of a child suffering from neurological birth injuries does not violate equal protection, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment.