Professional Liability in the News

Weekly the ABPLA provides a summary of articles of interest to attorneys who practice professional liability and the consumers of legal services. The majority of the stories provided each week are be from various mainstream media written in a language that is easy for non-attorneys to understand. 


Week Ending December 9, 2018


 

MEDICAL


Puerto Rico approves law to reduce medical malpractice suits
The Province
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico's governor has signed a law to help reduce the number of medical malpractice lawsuits. Ricardo Rossello ...
 
Mass. Justices Say Atty's Fee Dispute Suit Too Late
Law360
Halstrom said that by not suing, he was prioritizing the best interests of the medical malpractice client, David Hicks, who is now deceased. He waited ...
 
How does the precision medicine initiative affect me?
Medical Xpress
As the All of Us initiative (previously known as the Precision Medicine ... and malpractice risks," that quantifies the medical malpractice lawsuits against ...
 
NC Court Slashes $6.5M Jury Award In Patient Death Suit
Law360
However, the panel said the judge's error was harmless as the estate's primary claim of medical negligencewas well supported by the evidence.

NC Court Slashes $6.5M Jury Award In Patient Death Suit
Law360
However, the panel said the judge's error was harmless as the estate's primary claim of medical negligencewas well supported by the evidence.
 
Fort Bragg soldier fighting lung cancer says medical mistake by military doctor will cost him his life
WTVD-TV
"The only people barred in the United States of America to sue for a malpracticeclaim are active soldiers, active military. How is that possible?

How can a doctor/senator/nursing home employee earn trust? Invite patients to be heard.
Lexington Herald Leader
The Supreme Court unanimously struck down an Alvarado-sponsored law that required people suing for medical malpractice to first take their claims ..

After misdiagnosis and amputation, Anchorage woman wins $21M
Alaska Public Radio Network
Staff at Alaska Native Medical Center in 2011 thought the woman had ... of Justice, which represents Native hospitals in medical malpractice issues.
 
Court: New Mexico improperly administered malpractice fund
Santa Fe New Mexican
One of the Albuquerque doctors who sued Franchini's office is Barbara McAneny, president of the American Medical Association. She said malpractice ...
 

 
LEGAL
Liberty Nation
California lawyer John Steele, one of only 108 attorneys certified as a specialist in legal malpractice law by the California Bar, spoke exclusively to …
 
Law.com
A New Jersey appeals court has dismissed a legal malpractice lawsuit filed against the Office of the Public Defender by a man who served 12 years in ...