Each week the ABPLA  provides a summary of news articles of interest to attorneys who practice professional liability and the consumers of legal services. The majority of the stories provided each week will be from various mainstream media outlets around the country.  If you have a news story you think would be of interest please contact the ABPLA.  





Week ending October 15, 2017



Medical Negligence: Newborn Strokes That Can Cause Brain Damage

Legal Examiner

The question that needs to be asked is: was the perinatal stroke the preventable result of medical negligenceMedical negligence during the labor ...

Baltimore Co. jury awards $596K in medical malpractice case

Maryland Daily Record

A Baltimore County jury has awarded nearly $596,000 to the family of a Mt. Airy man who died of colon cancer after his doctor failed to follow-up on an ...


Study Finds Patients Satisfied with Communication-and-Resolution Programs

AJMC.com Managed Markets Network

The misery of medical malpractice litigation for all involved has made hospitals keenly interested in resolving medical injuries with patients before ...


Kane Co. puts opioid drug manufacturers on notice with lawsuit

Chicago Daily Herald

The firm specializes in catastrophic injury, medical negligence, defective products and workplace injury lawsuits. Peter Flowers met with the county ...


'Groundbreaking' First Responder Negligence Verdict in New Jersey worth $6 Million


The verdict in the first responder negligence lawsuit is considered ... According to the complaint, medical staff at the hospital noted that Rivers had ...


Pa. Supreme Court rejects children's hospital's appeal of $11.3M medical malpractice verdict


An appeal of an $11.3 million medical malpractice verdict against The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been rejected by the state Supreme ...

Federal judge to decide whether Maine veterans can sue VA over substandard care


Six Maine veterans are suing the U.S. Government for medical malpractice, after they say a podiatrist at Togus Veteran's Hospital practiced negligent ...

VA vows changes on bad health care providers, lawmakers take action after USA TODAY ...


... has argued their claims should be dismissed because they were filed after the three-year deadline for medical negligence claims in Maine.


VA Agrees To Pay $1M To Man For Missing Post-Op Diagnoses


... prejudice the suit filed by Ronald Domino accusing medical staff at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago and Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital.


Is Your EHR Harming Your Patients?

MedPage Today

Chaotic EHRs detract from clinical planning and increase the risk of medical malpractice, she wrote. To avoid such problems, minimize the reinsertion ...


Take a Hike': Becker & Poliakoff Eviscerates $160 Million Malpractice Suit

Daily Business Review

Fort Lauderdale-based Becker & Poliakoff's attorney says it paid nothing to resolve a $160 million lawsuit by a Chinese conglomerate over the failed ...