National Trending Topics in Professional Liability

Week Ending 7/25/21

 

 

MEDICAL MAPRACTICE

 

Who Is Liable If Artificial Intelligence Causes Medical Malpractice?

Legal Examiner

Figuring out liability will surely take a lot of cases and legislation over time. Liability could fall on the hospital, the physician or the AI's creator – or a ...

 

Save Our Servicemembers: Nonprofit launches website to raise awareness about military medical ...

Stockton Record

Medical malpractice and negligence is something that they unfortunately experienced with their own sons, and they are hoping the nonprofit helps …

 

Health care industry must provide patient notes via third-party app

Reuters

Two elements of the Open Notes Rule are triggered for health care providers on April 5, 2021. ... The Rule could help prevent medical malpractice.

 

Georgia Malpractice Judgment Reversed Because Trial Court Improperly Allowed Jury to View ...

JD Supra

The appellate court reasoned that although a previous default judgment on plaintiff's legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims was proper, …

 

Great LA Times malpractice exposé has odd omission

CALmatters

It detailed how the Medical Board of California has repeatedly gone easy on doctors who have maimed and sometimes killed patients through ...

 

Dental Patients Infected With Hepatitis Lose Malpractice Claim

Bloomberg Law

Three people who had hepatitis C failed to prove “to a reasonable degree of medical probability” that a dental clinic's alleged negligence in sterilizing ..

 

Judge's ruling deals blow to fertility doctor accused of lying about sperm donor

vtdigger.org

Brown is suing Coates for medical negligence, failing to obtain informed consent, fraud, battery, negligent infliction of emotional distress and breach of …

 

Supreme Court defines 'patient' to include third-party plaintiff

Indiana Lawyer

“The act is there to provide compensation for those injured as a result of the negligence of a qualified health care provider, which this doctor admittedly …

 

Sharp reminders of the need to watch out for dangerous doctors

JD Supra

And dealing with the harms of medical malpractice by the incompetent and abusive can require courage and vigilance. Perhaps a new, streamed …


Third Circuit Sends Questions Regarding Medical Device Liability to Pennsylvania Supreme Court ...

The National Law Review

Second, the Third Circuit determined that there are countervailing interpretations for whether strict liability claims apply to prescriptive medical devices.

 

Firm Flags EHR Vendor MEDITECH for Potential Information Blocking

EHRIntelligence.com

Anthony's sister, who serves as her legal guardian, called on the law firm to investigate whether Anthony had suffered medical negligence. Anthony's …

 

'Dr. Death' shows how Texas law gives negligent health care providers a free pass

Facing South

State law also limits hospitals' liability for hiring decisions. And emergency room patients can't even file lawsuits based on negligence: They must …

 

ONC asked to investigate Meditech over alleged information blocking

Becker's Hospital Review

Ms. Anthony's sister, who serves as her guardian, retained Bell to investigate whether she suffered medical negligence during her stay at the hospital.

 

Missouri medical malpractice damage caps upheld by state Supreme Court

Missouri Independent

Limits on the amount of damages someone can recover in medical malpractice cases for pain and suffering do not violate Missouri's constitution, the ...

 

Should all insurance be disclosed before trial? The Lawsuit Reform Alliance says 'no'

Spectrum News

It's why, for example, doctors have medical malpractice insurance. ... “Lawsuits should be based on liability, not on how much insurance is available,” …

 

Philip C. Federico

Maryland Daily Record

A medical malpractice specialist, Federico became interested in the field when he suffered an injury that wasn't properly treated during his lacrosse …

 

Former residents who sue Utah programs for troubled teens can face big obstacles in court

KSL.com

Separate courts have determined their lawsuits against the Utah programs fit medical malpractice claims, capping how much money Hannah ...

 

LEGAL MALPRACTICE

 

Illinois Appellate Court Holds Legal Malpractice Claim is Barred by Statute of Repose, Rejects ...

JD Supra

In December 2017, after consulting a new attorney, plaintiff learned that the defendant might have committed legal malpractice. Plaintiff alleged ...

 

Diamond seller says Kramer Levin owes $300 mln over botched deal

Reuters

Gad is asserting claims of legal malpractice, fraud and attorney deceit. The lawsuit seeks at least $300 million plus punitive damages on the malpractice ...

 
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