Monday, November 22, 2010

Illinois Man Gets $17 Million for Brain Injury Lawsuit

An article in the ProvisioHerald reports that a Melrose Park, IL, man received a $17.7 million settlement for a medical malpractice lawsuit for incuring "a brain injury at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center due to medical negligence." The lawsuit alleged that the nursing staff failed to properly monitor the man's intracranial pressure (he had suffered a "brain stem herniation"requiring an external ventricular drain. To read the article detailing the lawsuit and injuries, please click on: Illinois brain injury lawsuit settles for $17.7 million.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

In California, Never Event Reporting Request Viewed by Hospitals as Set Up for Legal Action

CALIFORNIA — A report in the Ventura County Star describes reaction by hospital officials to California's call for reporting of "never events" (major medical errors) as fear of a set up for legal action. 87 of the state's hospitals have reported no major medical error in 3 years. Hospitals prefer that the state focus on education and prevention than requiring hospitals to sign a form. See the full article here: State inspectors ask some hospitals to be sure that they haven't had severe medical errors.

Boston's Andrew Meyer Selected 'Lawyer of the Year'

Boston, MA — Andrew C. Meyer, Jr. has been named Best Lawyers® 2011 Boston Medical Malpractice 'Lawyer of the Year' according to a report in Yahoo! News. Meyer is the founding partner at Lubin & Meyer PC, a law firm focused on medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury litigation with attorneys practicing in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Meyer has consistently achieved record-setting verdicts and settlements, including one of the largest personal injury awards in Massachusetts' history — $30 million dollars including interest. He has been selected to the Best Lawyers in America each year since its inception