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Medical Battery Against Craig County Student Moves Forward

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

A former female student at a Craig County high school has filed a lawsuit against the school and a former nurse practitioner who is accused of fondling her breast during a physical. The government had moved to dismiss the case against the school, but that motion was denied. The case will be allowed to… Read More »

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VA Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit After Pacemaker Failure

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

A man died of septic shock after a pacemaker installed by the VA hospital began protruding from his chest. His daughters filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the VA. While the VA denied liability, they settled the suit for $550,000. While that may not seem like a lot, wrongful death lawsuits involving retirees without… Read More »

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TV Judge’s Son Files MedMal Lawsuit After Birth Death Of Wife

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

Women aren’t supposed to die in childbirth, especially in the U.S. where we have supposedly the best medicine in the world. Nonetheless, the U.S. ranks higher in birth fatalities to mothers than any other developed nation on earth. In many of these cases, it is a simple failure to monitor a patient’s blood pressure… Read More »

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MedMal Trial Could Head To SCOTUS

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

Are you allowed to sue a nursing home? Yes. Are you allowed to sue a federally-operated nursing home? Maybe not. The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to hear a case that was decided on behalf of a plaintiff who alleged that a loved one died in the care of a government-operated nursing home…. Read More »

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New Lawsuit Filed Against Makers Of Macular Degeneration Drug, Beovu

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

A new lawsuit has been filed in Florida concerning the macular degeneration drug, Beovu. According to one plaintiff, the makers of Beovu over-reported the efficacy of the drug and failed to warn consumers about potential side effects. The lawsuit claims that Beovu causes retinal vasculitis, retinal vascular occlusion, and related conditions. The plaintiff claims… Read More »

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Lawsuit Filed After Inmate Dies In Prison

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

We’re hearing about more lawsuits concerning inmates in prison. These lawsuits are filed under a theory of medical malpractice. To understand these lawsuits, you have to understand that the state has a duty of care to ensure that the basic needs of all prisoners are met. This includes medical services. When the state fails… Read More »

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Mother Files Lawsuit Against County, Medical Provider After Inmate Death

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

The mother of a 19-year-old teen who died in county has filed a lawsuit against the county and their health care provider. As we’ve written about before, jails and prisons are quietly outsourcing their medical services to private health care providers who offer fixed rates, reduce costs, and take on liability for the county… Read More »

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Surgical Malpractice Results In $4M Verdict For Plaintiff

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

A man who was paralyzed after surgery recently recovered $4 million after a verdict in his favor. The patient ended up paralyzed after he had a small skin lesion removed. According to the lawsuit, the doctor recommended that he go off of his anticoagulant medication prior to the surgery. The man suffered a stroke… Read More »

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Man Sues Orthopedist After Epidural Injected Into Patient’s Spinal Cord

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

This medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed in Georgia. According to the plaintiff, he was in a car accident and began to receive treatment for neck and spinal pain. An MRI indicated that he had spinal stenosis, characterized by the narrowing of vertebral openings where the nerve comes through. That led to an impingement… Read More »

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Family Awarded $26 Million For Wrongful Discharge Of 11-Month-Old Girl

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

An Omaha family was awarded $26 million after their daughter suffered permanent brain damage from a preventable seizure. According to the parents, the girl collapsed at daycare and was taken to the emergency room. The doctor recognized that the girl had an obvious seizure disorder and held her for the night to order a… Read More »

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