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Officer Files MedMal Lawsuit Against Army Clinic

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

A non-commissioned army officer who lost his brother to ISIS in Iraq now also has to deal with severe complications that emerged from his wife’s pregnancy. His wife was diagnosed with a recto-vaginal fistula, a condition in which a tear between the rectum and vagina results in septic leakage. The woman reported to the… Read More »

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Arizona Prisons Provide Extralegal Death Sentences Via Medical Malpractice

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

A recent report uncovered gruesome abuses in Arizona prisons. While prisoners don’t necessarily make the best plaintiffs, they are among the most vulnerable populations in the world. Once the state uses the legal process to remove a citizen’s rights, the state takes on the responsibility to care for the prisoner no matter how egregious… Read More »

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InVitro

California Fertility Clinic Sued After Embryo Mix Up

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

You’ve heard of Wife Swap, but what about embryo swap? While the former is an interesting idea for a reality television program, the latter is a major lawsuit in California. Plaintiffs allege that their embryos were mistakenly mixed up for another couple’s embryos and that each couple raised the other’s child over a few… Read More »

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Cyberattacks: A New Frontier Of Medical Malpractice

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

Recently, a medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed in Alabama over the death of a baby during a ransomware attack. Doctors are increasingly facing risks related to medical malpractice that stem from cyber security issues. The case mentioned above is the first known death related to ransomware and other malware attacks. Another incident in… Read More »

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Parents File Lawsuits Against Formula Makers After Baby Deaths

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

Formula makers Similac and Enfamil are facing major lawsuits related to the deaths of infants. According to recent reports, milk-based formulas can sometimes cause a condition known as NEC or necrotizing enterocolitis. The condition results in the inflammation of intestinal tissues that eventually results in the death of that tissue. A recent report linking… Read More »

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Heart Pump Patients Suffer Death, FDA Does Nothing

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

In 2014, the FDA issued a scathing warning letter to a company known as HeartWare. According to the FDA, the company had manufactured several defective heart pumps that could stop working without warning. The FDA demanded that the company fix the problems, but the public was still largely unaware that the medical device was… Read More »

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Does the Prosecutor Help Families Hurt by Drunk Drivers? Greg Webb

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |
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Five Women File Class-Action Against Queens Doctor Alleging Sexual Abuse

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

Two of the largest cases of doctors abusing their privilege and trust involve sports teams. The largest lawsuit ever was filed against U.S. Gymnastics involving Dr. Larry Nassar who is now behind bars for the rest of his life. A less sensationalized lawsuit that resulted in one of the largest civil settlements in U.S…. Read More »

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Woman Diagnosed With Syncope Dies Of Heart Attack

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

A woman was admitted to the emergency room complaining of dizziness, headache, heart palpitations, and shortness of breath. The woman was diagnosed with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, a condition that generally resolves itself on its own and is not dangerous unless you fall on something hard or sharp. The next day, the woman was… Read More »

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Do You Know What to Do if You Are Hit by a Uninsured Driver in Virginia?

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |
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