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Blog Posts in November, 2015

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  • Partially Paralyzed Man Awarded $9.1 Million Jury Verdict in Lawsuit Against Negligent Anesthesiologist
    Partially Paralyzed Man Awarded $9.1 Million Jury Verdict in Lawsuit Against Negligent Anesthesiologist

    A 51-year-old Minnesota man who was left paralyzed from the waist down after a 2012 surgery to repair a perforated bowel was awarded $9.1 million by a jury after a trial earlier this month against the ...

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  • State Supreme Court Sides With Plaintiff and Allows Malpractice Claim to Proceed
    State Supreme Court Sides With Plaintiff and Allows Malpractice Claim to Proceed

    In an opinion recently released by the Vermont Supreme Court, the court reversed the lower court’s decision to throw out a plaintiff’s case. The plaintiff chose to have the defendant, an eye doctor, ...

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  • Commonly Used Heartburn Medicines Found to Increase Risk of Death in Hospital Patients
    Commonly Used Heartburn Medicines Found to Increase Risk of Death in Hospital Patients

    A study recently released by the University of Michigan has found that the inpatient use of drugs classified as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to prevent gastrointestinal bleeding increases the risk of ...

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  • Widow Receives $3.7 Million Jury Award After Five-Day Medical Malpractice Trial
    Widow Receives $3.7 Million Jury Award After Five-Day Medical Malpractice Trial

    A jury in Jefferson County, Illinois recently awarded $3.7 million in damages to a woman whose husband died in December 2009 while awaiting surgery under the care of the defendant at a hospital in ...

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  • Burgeoning Obesity Rates Among Expectant Mothers Have Resulted in More C-Sections and an Increase in Birth Injuries
    Burgeoning Obesity Rates Among Expectant Mothers Have Resulted in More C-Sections and an Increase in Birth Injuries

    Recently reported statistics from a California study show that many mothers are receiving unnecessary cesarean sections when giving birth, and the data suggest that both infants and mothers are put at ...

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  • Boy Suffers Brain Injury During Birth and Develops Cerebral Palsy
    Boy Suffers Brain Injury During Birth and Develops Cerebral Palsy

    Recent developments have arisen in a case filed against doctors and a hospital after a woman gave birth to her son at the hospital in July 2005. The boy allegedly suffered a birth injury as a result ...

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