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December 28, 2014

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently ruled that cruise ship owners can be held vicariouly liabile for harm caused to passengers by medical malpractice committed by the ship's medical staff. Franza v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., Case N...

December 21, 2014



Medicare will penalize 12 Minnesota hospitals for having an unacceptably high rate of patients with hospital-acquired infections, bed sores and other preventable injuries. The infections at issue are linked to use of urinaty cathethers and central lines, often used i...

December 9, 2014



Tort reform advocates argue that fear of lawsuits drive up the cost of emergency room care by prompting doctors to order unnecessary and expensive tests. A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine, however, undercuts this notion. Waxman, "The Effect of Mal...

December 8, 2014

Earlier in 2014, a Milwaukee County jury awarded nearly $25 million to Ascaris Mayo, a 53-year old mother of four who lost all four limbs due to medical malpractice. The award included approximately $15 million in non-economic damages for the woman's pain, suffering an...

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