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“Unnecessary Hospitalization” is Driving Higher Health Care Costs
Monday September 22nd 2014, 11:32 am Filed under Malpractice lawsuit

NEW YORK ( MainStreet ) — Your doctor is likely ordering more tests , additional procedures and longer hospital stays , subjecting you and fellow patients to unnecessary radiation, discomfort – and costs – due to what is called “defensive medicine.” [News Source]

New archbishop praised for how he led in Spokane
Monday September 22nd 2014, 6:44 am Filed under Malpractice lawsuit

In this largely rural church between the Cascades and the Rocky Mountains, Roman Catholics say Chicago's next archbishop steered his own course — even when it meant risking offense or contradicting other U.S. bishops. [News Source]

Prop 46 calls for physician drug testing, $1.1 million lawsuit cap
Saturday September 20th 2014, 10:18 am Filed under Malpractice lawsuit

Proposition 46 calls for physicians to be randomly drug tested and a raise in the malpractice lawsuit cap from $250,000 to $1.1 million. [News Source]

Malpractice suit dismissed against Vancouver plastic surgeon
Thursday September 18th 2014, 9:21 pm Filed under Malpractice lawsuit

A medical malpractice lawsuit filed last year against a Vancouver plastic surgeon and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has been dismissed at the request of the plaintiffs. [News Source]

Could Melissa Rivers Bring a Lawsuit Against Joan's Doctors?
Thursday September 18th 2014, 9:14 pm Filed under Malpractice lawsuit

ET has the latest in the potential case to be brought against Joan Rivers' doctors. New York entertainment journalist David Caplan tells ET that a family source says that right now Joan's daughter Melissa "is not looking to take legal action until the New York State Department of Health Investigation is complete." Caplan added, "For right now a family source tells me that Melissa's mood has gone ... [News Source]

Medical Malpractice Statutory Cap Lifted
Thursday September 18th 2014, 7:30 pm Filed under Malpractice lawsuit

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are reportedly close to 100,000 wrongful deaths a year in the United States related to medical negligence. Medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuits are complicated and often take years to resolve. Despite this fact, is shouldn't deter individuals from seeking the compensation they deserve under the law. A company like Pegasus Legal Funding ... [News Source]

North Carolina Jury Awards Cataract Patient $1.5 Million in Malpractice Lawsuit
Thursday September 18th 2014, 2:11 pm Filed under Malpractice lawsuit

A jury in Durham, North Carolina (NC) found an ophthalmologist and a hospital was negligent when they used the wrong drug during a cataract surgery. This led to severe damage in one of the patient’s eyes. He was awarded $1.5 million in the case. The medical malpractice suit involved Jerry Medlin from Durham, and Timothy […] [News Source]