Category Archives: Lawsuits

Lawsuits expected after Chardon High School shootings

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Monday morning, a juvenile gunman took fire in a cafeteria shooting five people and fatally injuring three of them. The students had no warning before the gunshots began and they continued until a teacher was able to chase the student out of the school. One student was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital and […]

Jury awards woman $6.7 million in medical malpractice case

11:58 am

A woman was awarded $6.7 million by a jury after a medical malpractice lawsuit filed against a medical center and a surgeon after the death of her husband. The lawsuit was filed in 2009 over an incident that occurred on Mother’s Day that ended with the woman’s husband dead. The man was involved in an […]

Woman sues over botched surgery

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A woman has filed  a medical malpractice lawsuit over an alleged botched colonoscopy procedure that occurred in 2009.  The woman is seeking $5 million for the pain and continued medical problems she suffered as a result of the mistake. The incident began in June 2009 when the woman went in for a colonoscopy in order […]

Accutane lawsuits reach 3,000 in N.J. court

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Lawsuits against the makers of Accutane, a once popular acne medication, have reached 3,000 this month. The lawsuits all claim that the medication led people to develop negative health side effects such as issues with their bowels. The first lawsuit against Accutane was filed in September 2004 and the 3,000th was filed in February 2011. […]

Supreme court to hear Reglan mislabeling case

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The Supreme Court will now see the Reglan lawsuit case in order to determine whether the drug companies will be sued for not providing proper warning of the the side effects of the drug. The Supreme Court will be deciding if the law helped to approve the drug because the FDA did approve it to […]

Florida woman awarded $23 million in medical malpractice suit

2:56 pm

An Alachua County jury has awarded a woman $23 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit after a 2006 medical procedure left  her permanently brain damaged. The jury found that the University of Florida’s Shands Teaching Hospital was responsible in causing the woman to have suffered brain damage that paralyzed her on one side and impaired […]

Number of Accutane lawsuits continue to rise

3:26 pm

More Accutane lawsuits have been filed from people who took the acne medication and then developed negative health side effects, including inflammatory bowel disease. Over 400 lawsuits have been filed in the last two months. This brings the total number of court lawsuits in New Jersey to 1,600. All of the suits claim that the […]

More on Tort Reform: The Opposition

11:13 am

I recently posted about medical malpractice and tort reform on this blog. However, I’ve run across more news stories on the subject because it’s such an important issue right now. As such, I figured I’d revisit it a little bit today. Specifically, I wanted to show what people who are opposed to tort reform are […]