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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 13, 2017 – The family of a 5-year-old girl who suffered brain damage resulting from complications during delivery was awarded $23.1 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed in May 2014. The girl’s mother sued Renaissance Medical Group, Palos Community Hospital and a doctor. She alleged that the on-call neonatologist was intentionally unavailable to care for her daughter after her birth. The neonatologist had helped with the infant’s June 2011 delivery at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights, Illinois. “Brain damage is an injury that does not heal over time like other injuries might. […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 6, 2017 – Leading national pharmacy chains have updated their safety measures to prevent dangerous drug interactions that could harm patients. The sweeping changes are the result of a Chicago Tribune investigation that found 52 percent of pharmacies in the Chicago area dispensed risky drug combinations without warning patients about potentially harmful interactions. CVS failed to caution consumers 63 percent of the time, the highest rate among the 255 independent and chain pharmacies tested. After the report was published in December 2016, CVS upgraded the computer system at its 9,700 stores nationwide to improve […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2017 – The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal by a Florida hospital system about whether certain records must be disclosed to patients in medical malpractice lawsuits. The Florida Supreme Court had ruled earlier that the records must be disclosed. “The U.S. Supreme Court made the right decision in declining to take on this case,” said Robert Joyce, a medical malpractice attorney with the Tampa firm of Joyce & Reyes. “The earlier ruling by the Florida Supreme Court was correct in deciding that injured people have the right to reports […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 4, 2016 – Home-based medication errors are on the rise, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Toxicology. The data highlights the need for improved labeling and drug dosage management. Between 2000 and 2012, the number of individuals who fell ill due to drug errors outside of medical facilities doubled from 1.09 to 2.28 per 100,000 Americans. The majority of mistakes arose from people being prescribed the wrong pills, taking the incorrect dose or ingesting someone else’s medication. Over 30 percent of fatal errors were linked to prescription and over-the-counter […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 28, 2017 – On June 8, 2017, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases are unconstitutional, backing the earlier ruling of a lower court. “This is a big victory for patients,” said Robert Joyce, a medical malpractice attorney with the Tampa law firm of Joyce & Reyes. “When patients are harmed by medical mistakes, they should be able to use the legal system to obtain compensation for the full extent of their injuries, and not have the amount of damages arbitrarily capped.” The 4-3 decision by the […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2017 – George E. Chandler of Lufkin has been selected as one of five 2017 recipients of the Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award. The award recognizes attorneys whose practice has spanned 50 years or more and who adhere to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and service to the public. George Chandler received his B.A. and L.L.B. from Baylor University, is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and licensed to practice in Texas and Colorado. Memberships include: Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 12, 2017 – Due to a 2004 amendment to the Constitution, the Florida Supreme Court recently ruled that a hospital system in Jacksonville had to furnish medical records to a patient’s family. The ruling could have ramifications for medical malpractice cases throughout the state. In a prior decision, the 1st District Court of Appeal said that a federal patient-safety law prevented the hospital system from having to release some documents in a malpractice lawsuit. The ruling arose from a ballot initiative called Amendment 7, which was approved by voters, and was intended to increase […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2017 – Chicago personal injury law firm Briskman Briskman & Greenberg announced that Josie Rinehart was awarded the firm’s annual Accident Survivor Scholarship. Rinehart will receive $1,000 toward her tuition at the University of Southern Indiana. “Josie exemplifies the spirit of determination that we wanted to honor with this award,” said Paul Greenberg. “Faced with a devastating tragedy, she had the strength to persevere and build a better life for herself and others. We are proud to be able to contribute to her educational goals.” Rinehart survived an accident that claimed the lives […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 27, 2017 – The Florida Supreme Court issued an important ruling in a medical malpractice case, deciding that a 2004 constitutional amendment requires a hospital to provide medical records to a patient’s family. The family of Marie Charles had filed the lawsuit against Southern Baptist Hospital of Florida, Inc., doing business as Baptist Medical Center, alleging that negligence on the part of the medical provider caused her to suffer a serious neurological injury. The hospital system had argued that it should not have to turn over all documents, because the 2004 federal law provides […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) February 23, 2017 – A New York appeals court cleared a Manhattan hospital and several doctors of medical malpractice in a lawsuit that accused them of failing to diagnose an infant’s brain tumor. The baby’s parents, Frank and Francis Leva, sued Mount Sinai Medical Center and its pediatricians. They alleged the defendants breached the expected standard of medical care by not discovering and treating the infant’s medulloblastoma earlier. Medulloblastoma is a type of brain tumor. “Many people may think that when something goes wrong medically, the doctor or health care professional is to blame,” said […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 6, 2017 – Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers has announced this year’s recipient of the Survivor Scholarship, Rebecca Lynn Ray. Ray is a cancer survivor who is working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at the University of North Florida. The Survivor Scholarship is aimed at those who have survived a serious medical diagnosis and are moving forward in their lives, and is open to those who are attending college or law school in the United States. The bi-annual scholarship of $1,000, open to applicants in December and August of each year, is […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 5, 2017 – Over 23,641 physicians reported the adverse effects of the transvaginal mesh (TVM) device, used for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP). In addition, 25,000 attorneys and over 1,000 hospitals sent negative reports of TVMs to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Furthermore, there was a high number of medical device distributor reports to the FDA, as well. According to the FDA, there were 126,349 adverse events reported relating to TVM kit failures and 49 recalls for the various medical device manufacturers involved which included Boston Scientific, Bard, Medventure […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2016 – Under a new federal rule, nursing homes that receive federal funding will no longer be able to force residents to arbitrate their disputes outside the court system and away from public scrutiny. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, part of the Health and Human Services Department, issued the final rule on Sept. 28, 2016. It will take effect Nov. 28, 2016, providing new legal protections to 1.5 million nursing home residents. “Many nursing homes have forced injured residents and, in some cases, family members who had lost a loved one, […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 28, 2016 – Doctors are trained to monitor and care for the expectant mother and baby throughout the pregnancy. However, newborns can face the risk of birth injuries due to the negligence of medical personnel. Failure to prevent medical errors during labor or delivery can cause serious harm to the infant. Florida has an especially high rate of birth injuries in comparison to other states. As a result, it is important for Florida mothers to be aware of birth injuries and signs of medical negligence. “Physicians are responsible for taking the appropriate steps to […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 15, 2016 – Debi Chalik of Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers discusses Erb’s Palsy with Michael J. Swanson, the author of How David Beats Goliath, and the President and CEO of Advance Capital, Inc. Debi Chalik describes Erb’s Palsy as an injury to the nerves in the cervical spine or neck area, which is also known as the brachial plexus. At birth, those nerves are torn or stretched, and cause permanent paralysis in a child’s arm or hand. The condition most frequently occurs in children at birth, and can have devastating effects, resulting in […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 30, 2016 – Personal injury law firm, Romanucci & Blandin, announced the $925,000-dollar settlement of a medical negligence lawsuit today on behalf of their client, Barbara Mini. The lawsuit involves her deceased husband, Joseph Mini, who lost his life on January 25, 2010 after his aortic dissection was allegedly not timely diagnosed by Ira Asher, MD and La Grange Memorial Hospital in La Grange, Illinois. A dedicated 51-year-old electric worker and family man, Joseph Mini was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electric Workers, Local #9 in Westchester, Illinois. He began his day […]


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Daytona Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2016 – Representatives from BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm, are pleased to announce the opening of an office in Daytona Beach in order to better serve clients in Daytona Beach and the surrounding communities. This is BRILL & RINALDI’s third office location; the firm’s other two locations are in Miami, Florida and Weston, Florida, respectively. This third office is located at 123 Live Oak Avenue, and the new location is in collaboration with Eric K. Neitzke, the founding attorney of the law firm of Eric K. Neitzke P.A. Neitzke will continue […]


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Weston, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 14, 2016 – Brill & Rinaldi, The Law Firm, announced that the firm secured an additional award from Airgas Doral, Inc., for its hazardous materials violations, this time in federal criminal court. Airgas was sentenced on May 5, 2016, on 14 felony counts to which it pled guilty, and was ordered to pay $2.7 million dollars in restitution to three families, in addition to $4.3 million dollars in fines to the federal government. The ruling came down nearly eight years to the day after Airgas’ improper conduct caused the death of three longshoremen. On […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire)April 27, 2016 – Constance Endelicato, Partner at Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman’s Los Angeles office, was named to the Daily Journal’s “Top 100 Women Lawyers in California” list for 2016. The list, published in both of the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, recognizes California attorneys with “excellent lawyering and leadership skills among women attorneys in California” and legal work making a significant impact. The Daily Journal was impressed that Endelicato is unbeaten in the courtroom. According to the feature, “You might say Endelicato is batting 1,000. After 60 trials over more than […]


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Custom Legal Marketing has created a personal injury ebook that law firms can customize to offer to their visitors and clients. San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 29, 2016 – Personal injury attorneys can customize a free personal injury ebook by simply entering their law firm’s name, phone number and website. The customized ebook will instantly be emailed to them in PDF format. Its front page includes the law firm’s name, phone number and linked website. Titled “Getting Compensated: An Introduction to Personal Injury Claims,” the ebook can be made available to potential clients looking to learn more about […]


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