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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

MedLaws

WV Supreme Court Decision Could Change Standards In MedMal Lawsuits

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

The facts of the case involve an EMT who was tasked with transporting a patient from one hospital to another. During the delivery, the ambulance encountered inclement weather and sustained a severe accident in which the patient was killed, one EMT was injured, and another EMT sustained severe injuries. The surviving EMT filed a… Read More »

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Former Virginia Doctor Found Guilty Of Health Care Fraud, Medical Malpractice

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

A longtime Virginia OB-GYN has been found guilty of multiple counts of health care fraud by way of ordering unnecessary treatments and surgeries—notably hysterectomies—for women who “didn’t need” them. The FBI, which spearheaded the investigation, claimed that Javaid Perwaiz performed “diagnostic procedures” with broken equipment and scared women into having invasive surgeries, usually by… Read More »

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Ob-Gyn Sentenced To 59 Years For Insurance Fraud And Medical Battery

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

Why does health care in America cost so much money? Well, the private insurance system that we operate on needs to group high-cost policyholders with low-cost policyholders to provide a balance. If everyone on the plan was over 70 then the plan would cost millions per policyholder. If the plan has people from all… Read More »

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MedMalp2

VA Doctor Sentenced In Sexual Assault Cases

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

Dr. Jonathon Yates was sentenced to 25 years in prison after it was revealed that he sexually assaulted at least 62 veterans during examinations over an 11-month span. This resulted in 56 lawsuits filed; each victim received about $180,000 as a result of the sexual assault. While the victims were obviously not pleased with… Read More »

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MedMalHeart

West Virginia VA Hospital After Nurse Admits To Killing 7

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

A sixth lawsuit has been filed against the West Virginia VA hospital after a former nurse admitted that they killed 7 patients with fatal doses of insulin. To be sure, the lawsuit has been filed against the hospital and not the nursing assistant who killed the patients whose families have filed wrongful death lawsuits… Read More »

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MedMal9

Hospital Facing Scrutiny After Teen Alleges Sex Abuse

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

A North Carolina teen says she was rescued from a sex trafficking ring only to be abused again at the hospital where she was receiving treatment. Now, Virginia State Police have opened up an investigation into the Cumberland Hospital for Children and Adolescents. The victim, identified only as RH, says she was sexually abused… Read More »

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Catheter

Urethral Catheters And Medical Malpractice

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

There’s a reason why even the lowest-level nurses have years of medical training. It’s because even simple things, like the insertion of a catheter, can result in serious medical trauma, including death. For that reason, the placement of urethral catheters can often result in medical malpractice lawsuits against doctors who fail to install them… Read More »

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HospRoom

Patient Files Lawsuit After Fall From Hospital Bed

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

A former patient of the West Boca Raton Medical Center filed a lawsuit against the hospital after she fell from her hospital bed. MichieHamlett settled a similar case in which a man who had recently been given the medication Ambien and was a fall risk fell from his bed, causing serious injury. Falls from… Read More »

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MichieHamlett Secures $1.2 Million For Catheter-Induced Stroke Victim

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

A plaintiff was severely injured after suffering a stroke during a cardiac catheterization procedure. The names of those involved in the lawsuit will not be reproduced here because the agreement included a confidentiality clause. The plaintiff was injured after his doctor attached an air-filled syringe to the wrong catheter. The catheter led to the… Read More »

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MichieHamlett Secures $400,000 For 70-Year-Old Patient Who Fell From Hospital Bed

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

MichieHamlett was able to secure $400,000 for a patient who fell from his hospital bed. The patient, a 70-year-old man who used a walker to manage his back, hip, and leg pain, was correctly identified as a fall risk by the hospital. The man was undergoing bypass surgery. At one point, the patient was… Read More »

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