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Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Law360 provides breaking legal news and analysis on personal injury and negligence involving bodily harm, including medical malpractice issues. Coverage includes major litigation over medical negligence, patron safety, and accidents involving catastrophic injuries and death, as well as legislative and regulatory developments.



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Latest News in Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice

  • December 14, 2018

    Fatal Helicopter Crash Suit Ends With $6M Settlement

    A New York federal judge signed off Friday on a $6 million settlement in a wrongful death suit over a 2012 helicopter crash, including about $2 million in attorneys' fees, and ended a fee dispute with the family’s former counsel at Cellino & Barnes.

  • December 14, 2018

    Family Of Vet Who Died Jumping From Ambulance Wins $7M

    An Illinois jury has awarded the family of a Vietnam veteran $7 million in damages after finding that nurses and paramedics failed to prevent him from jumping out of a moving ambulance while he was having a psychotic episode likely caused by post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • December 14, 2018

    Feds Fight To Keep Insys Grand Jury Instructions Secret

    Massachusetts federal prosecutors on Thursday fought a bid by Insys Therapeutics Inc. executives embroiled in an alleged conspiracy to bribe doctors into prescribing fentanyl-based drugs to disclose grand jury instructions, arguing the government did not wrongly explain the conspiracy charges.

  • December 14, 2018

    Fla. Court Delays Answering Privileged Hospital Comms Issue

    In a closely watched medical malpractice case, a Florida state appeals court on Friday declined to rule on whether a hospital’s privileged communications are discoverable under a 2004 state constitutional amendment, saying the judge’s order to produce the records wasn’t adequately explained.

  • December 14, 2018

    Prison Contractors Can't Dodge Fla. Inmate's Amputation Suit

    A Florida federal court rejected bids by prison health contractors Corizon Health and Wexford Health Sources to toss a Florida inmate's suit alleging their inadequate and negligent treatment led to him suffering a heart attack and amputation of both legs, finding Thursday that he has sufficiently alleged a constitutional violation.

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