Family Wins $53 Million Malpractice Verdict Against IL Hospital

Ava Lawson | July 27th, 2016

A $53 million medical malpractice verdict will help ensure Isaiah Ewing is taken care of for the rest of his life. The 12-year-old boy has a severe form of cerebral palsy, is wheelchair-bound, and requires round-the-clock care for the most basic of daily needs. The judgement against the University of Chicago Medical Center marks the largest birth injury verdict ever rendered in… Read more »

$2.2 Million Penalty Levied Against NY Hospital for Unauthorized Patient Filming

Sarah May | May 4th, 2016

An agreement has been reached between NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and federal regulators which will require the hospital to pay $2.2 million in penalties for permitting television crews to capture scenes involving the treatment of two patients who had not given their consent. One such patient was suffering serious medical distress, and the other patient died from his injuries. The filming of… Read more »

VA Malpractice Settlements Costly for American Taxpayers

Whitney Taylor | January 6th, 2016

VA settlement payments by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have skyrocketed in recent years, costing taxpayers a significant amount of money. At the same time, employees responsible for the complaints do not seem to be suffering consequences for their alleged malpractice, as many of them continue to work in VA hospitals across the country. Settlements on the rise The… Read more »

Paralyzed Mother Awarded $35.4 Million for Stroke During Labor

Laura Woods | May 21st, 2015

On May 7, a Massachusetts jury awarded $35.4 million — $41 million with interest — to a Walpole mother who was paralyzed from a stroke seven years ago, hours after giving birth to her only child. Andrea Larkin was once a marathon runner, but is now completely paralyzed, with the exception of movement in her right arm. In 2004, Larkin… Read more »

Public Citizen Notes Downward Trend in Medical Malpractice Awards

Whitney Taylor | November 3rd, 2014

Medical malpractice payouts appear to be on the decline, despite evidence that shows malpractice injuries continue to be a problem in the U.S. The new data comes from watchdog group Public Citizen, which used a variety of sources to collect the new statistics. Whether injured patients accepted a settlement out of court or filed a NYC medical malpractice lawsuit, the… Read more »