medical malpractice | San Diego Injury Accident Lawyer Blog
It’s college football season and there are few games as big as the annual Red River Rivalry game between the University of Texas Longhorns and the University of Oklahoma Sooners‚ played each year in Dallas at the Texas State Fair. The game pits fierce rivals against each other and inspires bets of all kinds amongst the fans.
As most of my clients (and opposing attorneys) know‚ I’m a big UT fan. I’m willing to put my pride on my Longhorns. Read the rest »
A Virginia judge recently ruled that an attorney blog about eight currently pending wrongful death case did not need to be removed or deleted‚ despite the challenge by the wrongful death defendant‚ a Virginia hospital‚ who brought a Virginia State Bar complaint and an emergency motion before the court to have case documents removed from the plaintiff’s attorney’s blog.
The hospital‚ Sentara Hospitals‚ did not want certain facts about the wrongful death case to become public. However‚ the hospital had created an incident report which contained these facts and turned over the incident report to plaintiff’s lawyer. The lawyer‚ Avery Waterman‚ of Newport News‚ Virginia‚ blog about the case and the facts contained in the incident report. Read the rest »
The battleground of Republican tort reform arguments lies with medical malpractice claims. Often‚ tort reform proponents argue that tort reform in the form of capping damages‚ limiting attorneys’ fees‚ and prohibiting punitive damages. The thought is that such measures will reduce medical costs by eliminating “frivolous lawsuits”.
But are “frivolous lawsuits” increasing medical costs? Or are they increased by frivolous defenses by dangerous or incompetent doctors? Read the rest »
UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest and Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest were both fined the maximum allowed by state law by California state health regulators for significant medical mistakes.
UCSD was fined after its’ staff left a sponge inside a patient that required the patient to undergo a second surgery two months later to remove the sponge. Scripps Mercy was fined for using a faulty respirator that left the patient unable to breathe and caused him to suffer heart failure. Read the rest »