Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

Spokane Personal Injury Attorney | Woman Awarded $975,000

A federal jury awarded $975,000 to a mentally ill homeless woman who gave birth alone in a jail cell. In the lawsuit, Plaintiff claimed that her constitutional rights were violated when jail officials refused to provide her medical care for … Continue reading

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Spokane Attorney’s Personal Injury Brief-Washington Supreme Court Holds That Lost Chance Doctrine Applies to Serious Personal Injury

The Washington Supreme Court in Mohr v. Grantham held that the “lost chance doctrine” applies to cases that not only involve death, but also serious personal injury. This is an important victory for victims of medical malpractice. Without the lost … Continue reading

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Spokane Personal Injury | Surgeons Prone To Error After Night Of Drinking

While surfing the internet, I came across a study indicating that surgeons tend to make more mistakes during surgery after a night of drinking. A summary of the study can be found here. A new study suggests that surgeons are … Continue reading

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Spokane Lawyer | The Katrina-Hospital Case Settles

Last week, I reported that a trial will begin regarding a class action suit against Memorial Medical Center, a New Orleans hospital, and its corporate overseer, Tenat Healthcare. The question presented was whether Memorial and Tenat should be held accountable for the deaths … Continue reading

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Personal Injury | Hospitals and Hurricane Katrina

Living in Spokane, Washington, it is hard to image the devastation caused by natural events such as an earthquake or hurricane. For example, the power and devastation of the recent earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan is unbelievable. Such an event affects nearly all … Continue reading

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Medical Malpractice | Teva Appeals $500 Million Verdict

Teva Pharmaceutical has filed an appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court, requesting that it overturn a $503.5 million dollar jury verdict. The case surrounded the use of Propofol in 50 ml vials that was contaminated with hepatitis C. Although Teva did not supply … Continue reading

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Spokane Personal Injury|If Medical Malpractice Was a Disease

I found an interesting article posted on the American Association of Justice’s webpage. According to the Institute of Medicine, 98,000 people die each year from preventable medical errors, i.e., medical malpractice. If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classified  medical malpractice as a … Continue reading

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