Monthly Archives: October 2010

Oops. I forgot something.

What happens if a physician does something that almost anyone would consider malpractice, such as leave a sponge behind during surgery? In practice, law is never entirely predictable and different states may handle the same situation differently. Law can be … Continue reading

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Spinal Tap

Sometimes I can only ask in wonderment, what was that doctor thinking?  Doctors have been performing lumbar punctures for more than a hundred years. Naturally, a lot is known about this procedure.  A lumbar puncture can yield critical diagnostic information … Continue reading

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Follow up: O. J. McDuffie

Back in May, I blogged about the McDuffie toe-injury case.  A Miami jury had awarded McDuffie, a star receiver for the Dolphins, $11.5 million because a mishandled toe injury  prematurely ended his football career.  Last week the judge awarded a … Continue reading

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The Profits Are Coming In.

If you had any doubt about how phony the so-called medical malpractice crisis is and who benefits from tort reform, consider that malpractice insurers are falling all over themselves trying to set up shop in Florida.  Yep, Florida regulators report … Continue reading

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Follow-up: Blame the Victim

I recently blogged about the “mommy makeover” case, in which a Virginia jury awarded the family of Maritess Lopez, who died of aspiration pneumonia shortly after cosmetic surgery, $1.95 million.  I had been distressed by comments of some locals who … Continue reading

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Sometimes The Law Takes A Twisted Path

Kevin Bravo Rodriguez was born severely injured on June 11, 2003 after a series of  screw-ups  by his obstetrician and other personnel at Naval Hospital Jacksonville.    Following an eleven-day bench trial in 2005, the United States District Court for the … Continue reading

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