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Blog Posts in June, 2015

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  • Mother Sues Doctor and Hospital for Birth Injury, Accepts Settlement Offer
    Mother Sues Doctor and Hospital for Birth Injury, Accepts Settlement Offer

    Earlier this month in the United Kingdom, a family accepted a settlement offer in a case that alleged professional negligence on the part of the doctor who was the consulting obstetrician during the ...

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  • West Virginia Supreme Court Upholds $860,000 Jury Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case
    West Virginia Supreme Court Upholds $860,000 Jury Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

    The West Virginia Supreme Court recently released a decision in the case of Stephens v. Rakes , choosing to deny a medical malpractice defendant’s request that a jury verdict against her be set aside. ...

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  • More Studies Endorse Vaginal Births After Cesarean (VBACs)
    More Studies Endorse Vaginal Births After Cesarean (VBACs)

    The old wisdom was that it was dangerous for a woman who had delivered a baby through a C-section to delivery any future babies vaginally. This has led to a significant number of women opting for ...

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  • Appellate Court Ruling Clarifies the
    Appellate Court Ruling Clarifies the "Foreign Object" Exception and Reverses Lower Courts' Rulings

    Earlier this month, the New York Court of Appeals, which is the highest appellate court in its jurisdiction, decided the case of Walton v. Strong Memorial Hospital . The Court disagreed with the ...

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  • 29-Year-Old Born with Cerebral Palsy Recovers in U.K. Birth Injury Lawsuit
    29-Year-Old Born with Cerebral Palsy Recovers in U.K. Birth Injury Lawsuit

    Earlier this month, a 29-year-old woman born with cerebral palsy was awarded 2.1 million pounds after convincing the court that her condition was the result of substandard medical care she received at ...

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  • USC Medical Center Settles Two Malpractice Lawsuits Within Two Months for a Total of $7 Million
    USC Medical Center Settles Two Malpractice Lawsuits Within Two Months for a Total of $7 Million

    For the second time in two months, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved a seven-figure award to settle a malpractice lawsuit. The most recent settlement of $1.5 million was ...

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