Lee County is a modest-sized jurisdiction in Alabama that recently made a big legal splash. A jury awarded a $9 million verdict to the family of Hope Johnson in their wrongful death lawsuit against Auburn Urgent Care. It was a new record for the country and the latest in a string of large medical malpractice settlements. Back in December 2014, Hope Johnson had gone to urgent … [Read more...] about Alabama’s Record Medical Malpractice Settlements
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) recently filed a bill named after Sergeant First Class Richard Stayskal to give future soldiers on active duty the right to sue for medical malpractice. Sergeant Stayskal was misdiagnosed with pneumonia, when it was really stage four cancer, causing quite a bit of controversy. The reasons behind this controversy and other cases like it can be found … [Read more...] about For American Soldiers, Filing for Medical Malpractice Isn’t Always an Option
Envision the following scenario: You’re relaxing with some friends and lamenting the absence of one who hasn’t been doing well, health-wise. Someone talks about how it seems the friend’s condition has gotten worse, rather than better, since they started seeing that new doctor. Another one follows up with a call to “sue the blankety-blank quack.” Is there a case? This … [Read more...] about Medical Negligence According to the Courts
Medical malpractice is a serious issue. Period. In fact, medical accidents are believed to be the third leading cause of death in the United States. Because of this staggering number, which has generated thousands of lawsuits per year, many physicians are practicing defensive medicine. Very Well Health describes defensive medicine as a “situation in which a doctor … [Read more...] about What is Defensive Medicine and Why Do Doctors Practice it?
Heartburn is a problem faced by countless Americans, and pharmaceutical companies have taken note. There is a glut of heartburn drugs in the market for both prescription and over-the-counter use. One such drug, Nexium, may be on the proverbial chopping block when it comes to class-action lawsuits. It is part of a class of medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) … [Read more...] about Is Nexium The Next Drug Heading For Class Action?