A Baltimore Circuit Court jury recently heard two conflicting versions of the care that a woman in labor received at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after arriving there on a morning in March 2010.
The fallout is growing at Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire, where a number of people have contracted hepatitis C.
Should a doctor treating an athlete for a concussion or other brain injury incident related to sports participation be subject to any medical malpractice liability for failure to provide information or advice on the risks of degenerative brain disease?
A medical malpractice lawsuit brought in Georgia concerning a birth injury has drawn the strong attention of that state's Supreme Court, which ruled earlier this week on the right of a natural party to be present in a courtroom in a matter concerning that party.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court instituted systematic tracking and material rule changes a decade ago to, in the words of Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille, "address concern over medical malpractice litigation."
A reasonable reader might sense a disconnect in a Johnson &Johnson (J&J) spokesperson's comment that, "We continue to have confidence in the safety and efficacy of these products" and the company's decision to stop selling multiple models of vaginal mesh implants after being sued by hundreds of women.
Although our blog posts are most directly centered on articles that relate to matters involving medical malpractice acts and hospital negligence, we occasionally provide readers with newsworthy stories addressing other important issues that surface in the medical industry.
Ironically, many of the things typically associated with medical malpractice -- such as a delayed diagnosis of cancer or the misdiagnosis of illness -- never actually result in a claim of hospital negligence at all.
We commented in a recent blog post (please see our April 27 entry) about a movement that was launched a decade ago at the University of Michigan Health System and is now being sporadically implemented in some hospitals across the nation.