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 November 10, 2019

 

MEDICAL

Malpractice Case: You're Liable, Even if Your EHR Malfunctions

Medscape

When Dr. PC was sued by the patient for medical malpractice, her defense attorney filed a cross-complaint against the EHR provider. The EHR system …

 

Report: AI can help avoid malpractice lawsuits, but risks may emerge

Medical Economics

Investors pumped $864 million into startup companies creating AI for healthcare in the second quarter of 2019. It's easy to see why with 35 percent of ...

 

$101 million jury verdict reached for baby born with brain damage in Oak Park

Chicago Sun-Times - Breaking News (blog)

The family of a baby who was brain damaged at birth at an Oak Park Hospital received a $101 million medical malpractice verdict from a jury. A Cook …

 

United States: Plaintiff Cannot Defeat Diversity By Suing Local Hospital Without Complying With ...

Mondaq News Alerts

The law in Louisiana is clear that a claim against a medical provider for negligence allegedly causing personal injury from the provision of health care …

 

Lifting the cap won't drive our physicians out of NM

Albuquerque Journal

This is in response to (a July 14 op-ed ) “Health Care has Evolved, Malpractice Coverage Hasn't” by (former N.M. Superintendent of Insurance) Don …

 

Mother of brain-damaged boy wins $101M in malpractice suit

Journal Times

OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) — A jury has awarded $101 million to the mother of a severely brain-damaged boy who sued a Chicago-area hospital for medical ...

 

Illinois Merit Certificate Law Applies in FTCA Malpractice Suits

Bloomberg Law

A prisoner suing federal health-care providers for medical malpractice under the Federal Tort Claims Act must comply with a state law requiring a ...

 

Doctor, First Street Surgical Center lose negligence appeal

Southeast Texas Record

HOUSTON -- An appeals court has turned down a surgical center's appeal that a patient suing it for health care liability did not provide the proper …

 

County hospital ordered to pay $1.2M in negligence suit

Bangor Daily News

CARIBOU, Maine — A Perham woman was awarded $1.2 million in damages in a medical negligence lawsuit against Cary Medical Center, according …

 

Kidney Patient's Alleged Negligence Must be Considered

Bloomberg Law

A kidney patient's medical malpractice case must be reassessed to determine if his own actions, when viewed from the perspective of a reasonable ...

 

Wrongful Death Act at center of medical rights debate

Florida Record

The law states that families can only file wrongful death lawsuits in medical malpractice cases if the deceased person is survived by a spouse or by a …

 

Pennsylvania MCARE's Statute of Repose Declared Unconstitutional

JD Supra (press release)

As a result, there is no longer a statute of repose barring medical malpractice claims in Pennsylvania, leaving no outer limits on application of the ...


 


 


LEGAL 

You've Been Served. Now What?

Texas Lawyer

One lawyer who receives a complaint for legal malpractice could respond by lashing out at the client/plaintiff by phone, calling them names and …


O'Melveny Notches Win in Long-Running Legal Malpractice Suit (1)

Bloomberg Big Law Business

A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled in favor of O'Melveny & Myers in a case alleging the Big Law firm was conflicted in its representation a decade …


Appeals Court Revives Part of Danielle Rollins' Legal-Mal Suit Against Divorce Lawyers

Law.com

The Georgia Court of Appeals revived a slice of socialite and author Danielle Rollins' legal-malpractice lawsuit against the lawyers who handled her ...