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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2017 – A Utah doctor is being sued for allegedly removing both ovaries of a transgender patient when the patient had consented to the removal of only one ovary. The patient filed a lawsuit alleging that the physician “breached her duty of care” by taking both ovaries, leaving her in a permanent state of menopause. The woman in this case had gone to see the doctor complaining of painful periods lasting several weeks. According to documents filed in court, the care plan was to proceed with a hysterectomy, removal of both fallopian tubes, […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 5, 2017 – Two teens were walking home from spending a day in the park when an allegedly intoxicated driver struck them. On June 28, 2016, a 15- and 16-year-old girl, were walking home from a day in the park when they were struck by an intoxicated driver. A witness reports the 51-year-old female driver was traveling at 50 mph when she drove into a newly curved section of the road under construction; she missed the curve and hit the girls. The 15-year-old died at the scene and the 16-year-old sustained two broken legs, […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2017 – Toyota and Takata Corporation face yet another defective air bag lawsuit, this time in Connecticut. The lawsuit in this matter was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut alleging a woman was killed when a faulty airbag device violently exploded during a moderate speed crash. The deceased victim was a passenger in a 2009 Toyota Corolla driven by her husband who sustained minor injures. This lawsuit was filed just after Takata filed for bankruptcy and in the wake of an agreed upon settlement of $553 million connected […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 14, 2017 – Two elder care attendants in South Carolina posted a video on Snapchat showing them verbally abusing two patients at an assisted living facility. The facility where the two elder care attendants worked is facing two lawsuits from the families of the women who were abused. One of the videos posted online shows the two employees telling an 82-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s that she was dumb, her mother was dull and she was not to touch them because she had body fluids on her hands. One of the abusers, a 25-year-old woman, […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 11, 2017 – A Florida surgeon is being sued in the death of a patient after he performed liposuction. The physician’s specialty was known to be liposuction and fat transfers to the buttocks. The 44-year-old doctor was allegedly performing a “Brazilian butt lift” procedure on the 33-year-old woman from Illinois, when she stopped breathing. The police and paramedics were called to the scene and the patient was taken to hospital where she died in the E.R. According to information filed in the wrongful death lawsuit by the woman’s family, health department records revealed several […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 7, 2017 – An Iowa woman was initially diagnosed as having a benign tumor in the lining of her brain. As these types of tumors grow slowly, typically they are just monitored by the doctor. Instead of monitoring the 74-year-old woman’s tumor, the doctor suggested it would be best if she had surgery to remove it. In June 2015, the patient had an operation to excise the tumor and remove part of her skull. Once the surgeon had concluded the operation, he put titanium mesh in place where the portion of skull was removed […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 9, 2017 – Seven days after giving birth, the 30-year-old plaintiff in this case underwent an operation to rule out cancer in lymph nodes in her chest. During the operation, a major vessel was cut in her neck. To repair it, three other major vessels were clamped, depriving the woman of a blood flow to her brain. After the surgery, the woman was transferred to the ICU in critical condition where it was determined that a blood clot had completely blocked the blood flow in her right carotid artery. The resulting stroke destroyed massive […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 2, 2017 – A senior woman died as a result of having a pill lodged in her throat. It had burned a hole in her pulmonary artery. This medical negligence case involves a senior who swallowed a pill that lodged in her throat and four doctors were unable to diagnose the cause of her medical issues. Her husband filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Failure to diagnose is one of the most common medical mistakes in the United States. Researchers at John Hopkins University list medical errors as the third leading cause of death, coming […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2017 – A 67-year old woman allegedly died as a result of not being treated for a blocked urinary tract caused by an infected renal stone. The woman’s husband filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against two doctors and the hospital that treated his wife prior to her death. According to court documents filed in this case, the patient went to the local emergency department complaining of fever-like symptoms on October 24, 2016. An ultrasound was ordered and it was determined that the woman had a ureteral obstructing stone and a bacteria infection. The […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2017 – A Philadelphia senior, with dementia, fell while in care at a local elder care facility and died later as a result of his injuries. The daughter of the man who died filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging the senior care facility her father was in did not put a sufficient care plan in place to protect her dad from falling and sustaining fatal injuries. The gentleman was admitted to a senior care facility in June 2016 and lived there until August 2016. His medical history on admission indicated he had a […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 8, 2017 – A young baby died at a home day care facility after being left unsupervised. An Illinois daycare owner/operator faces a wrongful death lawsuit for allegedly leaving a 3 1/2-month-old baby alone while the attendant went to warm a bottle. The child died November 15, 2016 at a privately owned daycare that had 20 young children under the age of 5 in its care. At the time of the child’s death, one of the daycare owners was single-handedly attempting to supervise all 20 children, according to court documents. This was in violation […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 9, 2017 – Parents of a newborn daughter with severe brain damage filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging negligence in the baby’s delivery. A Pennsylvania hospital and a local doctor had to pay $19.3 million to settle a medical malpractice lawsuit filed by the parents of a brain damaged baby. The settlement agreement set aside $9.05 million in a special account to care for the child and another $2 million was paid to the child’s mother. The lawsuit, filed in 2014, alleged the physician was negligent in delivering the couple’s baby in 2012, by […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2017 – Medical malpractice lawsuits involving patients found “dead in bed” while in hospital after successful operations are on the rise. The patients were recovering in their rooms and not considered to be at risk. The sudden and unexpected death of patients recovering after successful surgery, sometimes within hours of an operation, is posing a significant problem. Research by top U.S. doctors into this issue has shown opioid painkillers suppress the respiratory system and starve the brain of oxygen, resulting in death. An in depth review of cases involving respiratory depression found the […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 10, 2017 – Three people in an SUV were T-boned by a big rig. None of them made it out of the wreck alive. The accident, involving a semi and an SUV, happened on the intersection of Minnesota County Road 47 and Goodwin Avenue. The crash occurred as the SUV was slowing down to execute a wide U-turn. The heavily loaded 18-wheeler, hauling beer at the time, slammed into the side of the SUV, causing it to roll into a roadside ditch. All three occupants of the SUV were declared dead at the scene. […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 3, 2017 – A California woman went to an emergency room after she had been shot in the head with an air rifle. A delay in treatment resulted in a traumatic brain injury. The woman waited for five hours and by the time she was transferred to another hospital for surgery, she was barely conscious. Attending doctors at the second hospital rushed her into surgery, but the intracranial bleeding had exerted so much pressure on her brain that she sustained a traumatic brain injury. She now requires around-the-clock care. The plaintiff’s family filed a […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 9, 2016 – A patient in hospital for a colonoscopy went into cardiac arrest after his oxygen levels dropped to dangerous levels. Although revived, he remained in the hospital until his death three months later. A court found that the hospital in question had made changes to the patient records, took too long to offer the medical records when they were requested and lied under oath by offering false testimony. The patient went into the hospital on October 1, 2010 for what should have been a routine colonoscopy. The 49-year-old man was under anesthesia […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 2, 2016 – Three former patients alleging medical malpractice are suing a Long Island neurosurgeon. The plaintiffs in this case were all allegedly diagnosed with a condition called Chiari malformation. This condition involves structural defects in the cerebellum, controlling balance. When a cerebellum defect is below the foramen magnum, it is referred to as a Chiari malformation. According to the various statements of claim, the neurosurgeon allegedly performed unnecessary surgery or made such serious errors that the patients developed post-surgery complications in the form of cysts on their spinal cords. As the case proceeded, […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 10, 2016 – In June 2015, a Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania triathlete was killed in a hit-and-run accident, by a habitual drunk driving offender. The offender in this fatal accident, who pled guilty to his crime, is currently serving six to 17 years for the death of a 31-year-old woman who was out jogging in her community. According to the police who responded to the accident, the drunk driver fled the scene. Law enforcement was able to apprehend him at his home later that evening. The Police report that the driver had a blood alcohol content […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 3, 2016 – A bicycle rider was killed after being struck by a box truck on an Indianapolis state road. When police arrived at the scene of the accident, they found the bike rider dead and the trucker waiting to answer questions. The investigation is ongoing, and police are unclear why the accident occurred. The state road is well known to be a dangerous stretch for car accidents. Residents report that bicyclists are not uncommon on the highway, as it is the only way across. Police say both drivers and bicyclists need to use […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 11, 2016 – In August 2016, Florida’s Supreme Court ruled a doctor could be sued for medical malpractice for a patient’s suicide. After a Florida woman hanged herself at the age of 55, her husband filed a lawsuit against the family doctor treating her for depression. According to documents submitted with the statement of claim, the woman had been taking Effexor from 2005 to 2008, but stopped in 2008 due to side effects, such as mental strain, gastric issues, emotional upset and the inability to get a good night’s sleep. The day before she […]


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