Professional Liability in the News

Weekly, the ABPLA provides a summary of articles of interest to attorneys who practice professional liability and the consumers of legal services. The majority of the stories provided each week are be from various mainstream media written in a language that is easy for non-attorneys to understand. 


 

Week Ending September 20, 2020

 

MEDICAL

 

Child care worker's ADA suit thrown out

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

A state appeals panel overturned defense verdicts for a suburban hospital and a radiologist facing a medical-malpractice lawsuit. ... A state appeals court upheld a $21.5 million verdict for the family of a six-year-old boy who drowned …

 

PREP Act Does Not Require Federal Forum for State Law Negligence Claims Related to COVID-19

The National Law Review

The families of four deceased residents filed wrongful death and medical malpractice claims against the Andover facilities in New Jersey state court.

 

Politically connected firm earning millions in state COVID contract

Georgia Recorder

A health care staffing company with strong political connections has been paid ... The company, after getting a no-bid contract, has supplied medical staff, ... replacing the medical malpractice system by creating an independent panel …

 

Homeland Security Department whistle-blower alleges neglect and medical malpractice at Georgia ...

MarketWatch

(AP) — An immigration detention center in Georgia performed questionable hysterectomies, refused to test detainees for COVID-19 and shredded …

 

The Mediation Of Catastrophic Injury Medical Malpractice Cases

JD Supra

In order to reach a fair and equitable settlement when mediating catastrophic injury medical malpractice cases, it is essential for the respective parties …

 

Medical Malpractice Insurance Market to Witness Astonishing Growth by 2026 | Chubb (ACE), AIG ...

The Market Chronicles

Readers are provided with actual market figures related to the size of the global Medical Malpractice Insurance market in terms of value and volume for ...

 

Kansas couple asks state supreme court to void 2013 law barring wrongful birth lawsuits

Kansas City Star

... Katharine Goodpasture, in 2016 claiming her medical negligence denied ... The outcome of the case could clear the way for other such actions to be …

 

A brief history of the future: Healthcare amid the pandemic

JD Supra

Coronavirus-related personal injury and medical malpractice liability became a major topic of discussion with healthcare clients as Congress and the …

 

What Is Government Doing to Protect Businesses Against COVID-19-Related Tort Liability? A ...

JD Supra

Creating a federal cause of action for personal injury and medical malpractice laws. Establishing exclusive jurisdiction in federal courts and preempting …

 

New York Supreme Court Allows Plaintiff to Plead Statutory Fraud Claim with Medical Malpractice ...

JD Supra

Plaintiff alleged the physician negligently prescribed Zinbryta to treat her multiple sclerosis, even though she was not a candidate for the drug, because ...

 

Med-Mal Defendants: You Want a Jury of Educated Legal Skeptics

JD Supra

In a medical malpractice defense, for example, you will want a jury who can look at the situation analytically and dispassionately, instead of being ...


 

LEGAL 

Judge rejects Hagens Berman's `emergency' request to halt lawsuit by Thalidomide client

Legal News Line

She doesn't formally allege legal malpractice, instead accusing the law firm of conspiracy and inflicting emotional and financial distress upon her.

 

You're doing it wrong: Legal malpractice carrier sued for legal malpractice

Insurance Business

But the client is also suing the lawyer's legal malpractice insurance carrier, claiming it told him to wait too long to file his insurance claim. The client, ...

 

Expert Testimony Sufficient to Defeat Summary Judgment Motion in Settle and Sue Case

JD Supra

Plaintiffs sued defendants for legal malpractice. They initially claimed that defendants were negligent in failing to retain experts who could identify the …

 
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