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  • Mississippi Supreme Court Orders Summary Judgment In Medical Malpractice Suit
    JACKSON, Miss. - A majority of the Mississippi Supreme Court on Feb. 1 found that a trial court erred in denying summary judgment to a hospital in a medical malpractice suit because the plaintiff failed to provide expert medical testimony in support of her claims (Jackson HMA v. Evelyn Harris, No. 2016-IA-01364-SCT, Miss. Sup., 2018 Miss. LEXIS 51).

  • Florida Jury Awards $109.7 Million In Medical Malpractice Suit
    TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida state court jury on Jan. 26 awarded $109.7 million to a woman who was injured as a result of a botched cyst removal performed by a doctor employed by the University of South Florida (USF) (Lisa-Marie Carter v. University of South Florida Health, et al., No. 12-ca-009942, Fla. Cir., Hillsborough Co., 13th Jud.).

  • Pennsylvania Jury Awards $40 Million To Parents In Birth Defect Suit
    MEDIA, Pa. - A jury in Pennsylvania state court on Jan. 23 awarded $40 million in damages to the parents of a child after finding that the child sustained a spine injury due to the negligence of a doctor and his practice during her birth (Alex Charlton, et al. v. Steven M. Troy, et al., No. 13-001549, Pa. Comm. Pls., Delaware Co.).

  • Pennsylvania Superior Court Affirms $5 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict
    HARRISBURG, Pa. - A Pennsylvania Superior Court panel on Jan. 30 affirmed a $5 million verdict in a medical malpractice suit after finding that the daughter of a man who died because of a misplaced feeding tube presented enough evidence to show that a radiologist breached the standard of care (Anita E. Tong -Summerford v. Abington Memorial Hospital, et al., No. 3114 EDA 2016, Pa. Super., 2018 Pa. Super. LEXIS 68).

  • Texas Federal Judge Approves Settlement In Medical Malpractice Suit
    LUBBOCK, Texas - A federal judge in Texas approved a settlement between three doctors and a woman who claimed that the doctors failed to diagnose a bacterial infection in her ex-husband, which led to his death (Connie Shofner v. Fawwaz Shoukfeh M.D., et al., No. 5:15-cv-00152-C, N.D. Texas).


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