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J&J Hit With $11 Million Verdict in Mesh

MARCH 18, 2013 — Following the $3.35 million verdict for compensatory damages, a New Jersey jury has added another $7.76 in punitive damages to a South Dakota woman injured by a Johnson & Johnson vaginal mesh product. The total $11,110,000… Read More
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Stopping Hospitals From Killing Us

SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 — NEW YORK By MARTY MAKARY When there is a plane crash in the U.S., even a minor one, it makes headlines. There is a thorough federal investigation, and the tragedy often yields important lessons for the aviation industry. Pi… Read More
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Missouri Overturns Malpractice Caps

JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI • AUGUST 7, 2012 — The Missouri Supreme Court struck down on Tuesday a $350,000 limit on jury awards for “pain and suffering” in medical malpractice cases, saying the law violates a patient’s right… Read More
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Medical Mistakes Kill 200,000 a Year

ATLANTA — AUGUST 7, 2012 — DOCTORS make mistakes. They may be mistakes of technique, judgment, ignorance or even, sometimes, recklessness. Regardless of the cause, each time a mistake happens, a patient may suffer. We fail to uphold our… Read More
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$1.5 Million Verdict Against KC Nursing Home

JULY 26, 2012 — Kansas City, MO — A Jackson County jury returned a $1.5 million verdict Friday against a Lee’s Summit nursing home in the September 2007 death of an 88-year-old woman.  R. Dycus died Sept. 28, 2007, six days after she… Read More
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$17.9 Million Hospital Settlement

MARCH 5, 2012 — NEW YORK — A brave Brooklyn mom whose hands and feet were amputated in a shocking medical nightmare has won a $17.9 million settlement from the city and a hospital. The payout means the end of a three-year legal battle fo… Read More
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Shift to Managed Care at Home

FEBRUARY 24, 2012 — NEW YORK —  Faced with soaring health care costs and shrinking Medicare and Medicaid financing, nursing home operators are closing some facilities and embracing an emerging model of care that allows many elderly pati… Read More
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Death Prompts Nursing Home Suit

FEBRUARY 22, 2012 — ST. LOUIS — Daughters of a man who died after wandering away from a nursing home here filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday alleging negligence. Aubrey Giles, 75, who had dementia, was reported missing from the Midwe… Read More
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$8 Million Nursing Home Verdict

FEBRUARY 14, 2012 — Kentucky — A Jefferson Circuit Court jury on Monday awarded $8 million in damages to the estate of a retired surgeon whose legs were broken while he was in the care of Treyton Oak Towers in Louisville. The verdict agai… Read More
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Nursing Homes Routinely Employ Criminals

SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 — WASHINGTON — More than 90 percent of nursing homes employ one or more people who have been convicted of at least one crime, federal investigators said Wednesday in a new report. In addition, they said, 5 percent of all nu… Read More
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