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July 2016 Archives

Man suffers brain injuries and dies; wife sues for malpractice

A family who lost a father and husband back in 2013 has finally been given the justice it deserves. Delaware residents are sure to be pleased at the news that a lawsuit filed on behalf of a 37-year-old man who died due to brain injuries has finally been settled. The exact amount of the settlement has not been publicly announced, but sources say the total equals at least $3.75 million. 

$1.75 million for surgical errors awarded in malpractice case

Two siblings fighting on behalf of their deceased mother have won a malpractice case against an out-of-state medical center. Delaware residents may be pleased to hear that the brother and sister were able to convince a jury that surgical errors committed at the center contributed to their mother's death in 2013. While the defense argued that standard practice was observed, the jury ruled in favor of the family. 

Patient sues doctors for surgical errors

A July 5 filing in a U.S. District Court alleges that two doctors may have botched an eye surgery, according to sources. A woman has filed a medical malpractice suit against the doctors and the United States, via the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, for surgical errors she says has caused permanent damage to her eyesight. Delaware residents should be aware that the case is still under review and no final decision has been reached. 

Nearly 30 percent of patients in rehabilitation hospitals are injured by medical errors

Rehabilitation hospitals provide services for people who are recovering from brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, strokes and other debilitating conditions. Patients attend these facilities on an inpatient or outpatient basis, depending on their specific needs. Rehabilitation hospitals, like every other kind of hospital, must provide proper care for their patients.

Hospital sued after birth injuries result infant death

A medical malpractice suit has been filed against a hospital and two doctors after an infant tragically died shortly after birth, according to local sources. Delaware residents will no doubt be upset to hear a grieving couple is suing for malpractice after one of two twin boys died as a result of birth injuries stemming from negligence on the part of the health team responsible for the birth. While it is confirmed that the couple is seeking monetary compensation, the amount of their claim has not been made public. 

The law that keeps active duty military from filing medical malpractice cases

When men and women join our armed forces they give up certain rights. For instance, soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines cannot sue the government for injuries during training or in combat. This law is known as the Feres doctrine, named after a 1950 Supreme Court case. The court held that active duty members of the military cannot sue the government for injuries "incidental to military service."

Family of man who died of surgical errors awarded $6 million.

The family of a man who tragically passed away after receiving improper care has found justice in a malpractice court, according to sources local to the story. Delaware residents will likely be buoyed to hear that the family of the 41-year-old man who died as a result of surgical errors and other deviations from standard care have won their malpractice case against the attending physician and the hospital for which he worked. The family was awarded $6 million on July 6. 

Medical center pays out for birth injuries

One of the largest medical malpractice verdicts has been reached in another state. Delaware residents may be aware of the medical malpractice suit filed on behalf of a 12-year-old boy who apparently suffered birth injuries that resulted in cerebral palsy. The suit has since been settled for some $53 million. 

Delaware parents must be alert for signs of birth injuries

Welcoming a new baby into the world is a joyful event for most Delaware families. However, when something goes wrong during the labor and delivery process, the happy time may lead to tragic circumstances as time passes, as not all signs of birth injuries are immediately apparent. Parents are, therefore, advised to remain alert when observing their infants in case anything seems awry in the days and weeks following deliveries that may signify birth injuries.

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