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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman Secures Record $229M Jury Award for Birth Injury Client

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Attorneys Keith Forman, Mary Koch, and Sarah Smith of Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC recently made history with a record-setting jury award for their birth injury client. A Baltimore jury awarded our client $229.6 million for the harm caused by a permanent brain injury suffered by her infant daughter at birth. Under… Read More »

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Lawsuits Filed Over Maryland Man Who Posed as Gynecologist at Prince George’s Hospital Center

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Last month, a class action lawsuit filed in federal court alleged that at least ten women were treated by a man who falsified documentation in order to practice medicine, treat patients, and deliver babies at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Maryland. According to the lawsuit, Oluwafemi Charles Igberase – who went by Dr. Charles… Read More »

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Birth Injuries Caused by Failed or Erroneous C-Sections

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

The natural process of childbirth is extremely stressful and painful. Some mothers may not be in the right health to attempt a natural childbirth. The Cesarean section – or C-section – is a surgical procedure that was developed to circumvent complications of delivery by extracting the child through an incision made in the mother’s… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice Tragedy Ends With $17.9 Million Settlement

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

A medical misdiagnosis caused a New York mother of three to become legally blind in one eye and a quadruple amputee. In September of 2008, Tabitha Mullings presented to the Brooklyn Hospital Center Emergency Room with complaints of kidney pain. The hospital diagnosed her with a kidney stone, prescribed some pain killers, and sent… Read More »

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Autonomy of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority In Jeopardy?

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Last week, we reported on the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority’s poster campaign, which was aimed at giving healthcare providers and patients information on how they can be more engaged with each other. The future of the Authority, which collects reports of medical errors and near errors in an attempt to prevent mistakes in the… Read More »

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Informed Consent – What Should Your Doctors Tell You Prior to Treatment?

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Medical malpractice cases are not limited to those involving a doctor deviating from the standard of care in his treatment of a patient and as a result causing significant injuries or even death to the patient. Medical malpractice may occur when a doctor fails to obtain “informed consent” from the patient prior to rendering… Read More »

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Hospital Infections Are a Serious Threat to Patient Safety

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Nosocomial infections, also known as hospital- acquired infections, occur at alarming rates causing millions of patients to become sick and, in many instances, die. Not to mention that treatment of patients who get a hospital born infection increase the costs of medical care exponentially. MRSA, or Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus has been of particular… Read More »

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State Cites St. Luke’s Hospital for Failing to Protect its Patients

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

According to a State Department of Health report, nurses at St. Luke’s Hospital on three occasions in 2010 and 2011 improperly programmed patient controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps. A PCA pump is a computerized pump that contains pain medication that is connected directly to a patient’s intravenous (IV) line. Typically, the pump is set to… Read More »

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Caps on Medical Malpractice Damages, Bad For Patients

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Approximately half of the states currently have caps on payments in malpractice cases. These states have passed laws that typically limit the amount that a victim of medical malpractice can be awarded for non-economic (pain and suffering) damages; however, some states have limited both non-economic and economic damages (medical expenses and lost wages). And… Read More »

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Not All Doctors Want to Help You

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

After a Maryland personal injury claim has been filed by a plaintiff, the other side will have the right to have their own doctor perform a physical examination of the injured plaintiff. Maryland Rule 2-423 permits such examinations. The defense bar has dubbed this physical examination “independent” in an attempt to convince the jury… Read More »

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