Thursday, January 28, 2010

Massachusetts Med-Mal Win Suggests Lawyers Rethink Strategy

A Dolan Media Newswire article: Massachusetts med-mal win suggests lawyers rethink strategy, published in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, by Julia Reischel on January 18, 2010, recounts the trial strategy of the state's biggest medical malpractice verdict last year — a $15 million award against Children's Hospital in a wrongful death lawsuit. In the article, Attorney James E. Fox who tried the case said:

"I did not try this as a malpractice case, I tried this as an obstruction-of-justice case. That was the only way."

Read the full newswire here.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Hampshire Couple Brings Lawsuit Against McLean Hospital

The Boston Globe today carries an article of a lawsuit filed by a New Hampshire couple claiming McLean Hospital at fault for discharged patient who killed herself and the couple's two children in an incident on a Lowell highway in 2008.

According to the Boston Globe:

The Lamberts told the Globe after the deaths that McLean psychiatrists had diagnosed Thibault with bipolar disorder in September 2007 and discharged her six days later after prescribing psychotropic drugs and recommending outpatient therapy. But, the couple said, doctors never told family members about the risk Thibault might pose to others or herself.

“Had they been warned of this potential,’’ the Lamberts’ lawyer, Andrew C. Meyer Jr. of Boston, said yesterday, “they never would have allowed the children to be in her care that night.’’

Read the full article here: Lawsuit faults McLean in death of 2 innocents