Sunday, July 29, 2007

Football Coach's Malpractice Trial Decided in Favor of Doctors

As stated in the previous post, medical malpractice lawsuits are often difficult for plaintiffs to win. Such was the outcome of the medical malpractice lawsuit filed by Charlie Weis, former offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots and current head football coach at Notre Dame.

In the Boston Globe article, Jurors reject malpractice claim by football coach, the writer reports, that according to a 2005 study, the "Harvard School of Public Health found that fewer than 1 in 15 of the more than 750,000 patients who suffer injuries in hospitals each year ever file lawsuits, and only about a quarter of patients who sue ever receive money."

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

In Medical Malpractice Lawsuits, Juries Favor Doctors Research Shows

Contrary to popular belief, at least in medical communities, that juries in medical malpractice cases tend to side with plaintiffs, research shows that jurors actually tend to believe doctors more than they do plaintiffs, says a law professor who examined numerous data on medical malpractice litigation. The study, by Philip Peters, Jr., shows that most malpractice suits end in defense verdicts, and that the cases that go to trial tend to be the weakest ones, since those with strong evidence usually settle before trial. For more information, read the full article on

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Sunday, July 8, 2007

Medical Malpractice News Round-up

Medical malpractice news round-up elsewhere in the nation:

In California, a jury awards $11 million to a 45-year-old man who suffered a stroke because doctors failed to treat an infection that spread to his brain...

Two years after a high-profile battle over medical malpractice costs in Illinois, state lawmakers again are debating the complex and issue of medical lawsuit reform...

In Nashville, TN, a proposal to limit medical malpractice lawsuits advanced Tuesday out of the House subcommittee where it faced its biggest challenge for passage. ...

In Pennsylvania, 0pponents of efforts to limit pain-and-suffering awards in medical malpractice lawsuits said Wednesday the study refutes claims that insurance costs have had an impact on doctor supply...

Friday, July 6, 2007

Largest Settlements in 2007 So Far in Massachusetts

Perennial powerhouse Lubin & Meyer under the leadership of Boston medical malpractice attorney Andrew C. Meyer, Jr. is setting the pace in 2007 for the top settlements in medical malpractice claims. So far, the Boston firm settled 3 of the 5 largest settlements in Massachusetts so far this year as reported by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The settlement amounts and injuries claimed are: $5 million, $4.9 million and $3 million all for cases involving brain damage, two at birth. For more information on the specific cases, click on: Top Settlements of 2007.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Just setting up this blog for posting news and information on medical malpractice in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. Check back here for updates on cases, settlements, verdicts and other news of note. Once underway, we will have regular posts. In the meantime...

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