Do More Tests Lead to More Malpractice Lawsuits?

In a recent op-ed piece for the New York Times, Dr. Sanjay Gupta claims that doctors often practice “defensive medicine,” ordering unnecessary tests in order to avoid malpractice lawsuits. In theory, if doctors test for everything, they can catch mistakes. However, Dr. Gupta argues that more tests lead to more false positives, more medication, and … [Read more...]

Man Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for Botched Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Fails, Leading to Amputation and Medical Malpractice Lawsuit One year ago, a man went into the hospital for gastric sleeve surgery, but an error during the surgery led to him having both legs amputated above the knee. Now, he has filed a negligence and medical malpractice lawsuit. Carlos Saucedo, 32, seeks $10 million in … [Read more...]

Former Cal Football Player Files Medical Malpractice Suit

Former Golden Bear Football Player Files Medical Malpractice Suit for Traumatic Brain Injury Misdiagnosis A former player for the California Golden Bears has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the University of California for medical malpractice leading to his traumatic brain injury and suffering. Bernard Hicks played safety position … [Read more...]

Woman Awarded $24.2 Million in Medical Malpractice Suit for Son’s Brain Damage

A woman from Webster Parish, Louisiana has been awarded $24.2 million in damages in a malpractice suit filed in Jefferson Parish. The jury sided with her, finding that her son’s brain damage was caused by a malfunctioning pump two years ago when he had heart surgery at Ochsner Clinic Foundation. Ty’Kevion Kidd, son of Tyronglia Willis, was three … [Read more...]

Greenville Health Systems Faces Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for Infections

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed Against Greenville Health Systems At least four people died after surgery at Greenville Health Systems hospitals in South Carolina, and allegations came to light over the summer. Now, a family has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital chain. According to officials, at least 15 patients were … [Read more...]

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