Malpractice & Legal


Malpractice & Legal Perspectives

  • 'Dead People Don't Move,' a Witness Says Doctors thought a patient was dead, when that was not the case. Are punitive damages warranted? Also, a doctor-patient relationship is not necessary for malpractice action, court rules.
  • Wrong-Patient Prostate Surgery; More Erroneous report results in unnecessary procedure; surgeon made a mess of controlling infection, jury finds; defendants push back on allegations of substandard care.

Malpractice & Legal News

  • Nurse at Cancer Center Accused of Replacing Opioids With Water At a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, a registered nurse allegedly stole opioids and covered up the theft by refilling the depleted syringes with water.
  • Lawyers Pitch Plan to Include Entire U.S. in Opioid Settlement Talks Lawyers representing county and municipal governments accusing drug manufacturers and distributors of fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic proposed a novel plan on Friday that would allow every community nationally to participate in negotiating billions of dollars in settlements.