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Jon Lewis

Birmingham Medical Malpractice Verdict

A Jefferson County awarded a family $16,000,000.00 in a medical malpractice claim against Brookwood Women’s Medical Center*.  The case centered around Brookwood Hospital’s ads for Natural Childbirth.  We couldn’t find the ads, but it’s obvious that Brookwood was using its […]

Jon Lewis

Infected Patients and Caps on Damages

It is always good when you can relate real life examples to current proposed legislation. Today, the Birmingham News reported a tragic incident involving approximately six hospitals and a…

Danny Feldman

Medical malpractice reform again

I do not hande medical malpractice cases for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that they are almost impossible to win, at least in Alabama, and that they are ridiculously expensive to…

Jan Boswell

Tips to Prevent Medical Errors

This blog is written in response to the blog, 98,000 Reasons to Care about Patient Safety, by Jane Ayre at InjuryBoard.com. This is the number of Americans who die from medical errors each year. As…

Jan Boswell

How does the Wound Ostomy and Continent Nurses Society Position Paper on Avoidable versus Unavoidable Pressure Ulcers impact pressure ulcer malpractice cases?

A recent position paper by the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society discussed avoidable versus unavoidable pressure ulcers. The paper concluded that there are clinical circumstances in which a…

Jon Lewis

Hospital Errors – Is I’m Sorry Enough?

For years, we have received calls about potential medical malpractice claims. Many times, the potential client is only complaining about poor bedside manner. Had the doctor or nurse simply said, I’m…

Jon Lewis

Medical Malpractice – Quality Assurance

On Monday, a potential client’s wife called about a medical malpractice case. I told her we would need to review the medical records in order to evaluate the case. We discussed this a bit further,…

Jon Lewis

Medical Malpractice – Why do Doctors Worry?

Doctors I meet always discuss the malpractice problem. They seem to worry about lawsuits to an incredible degree. Yet, the statistics show that doctors and hospital win an overwhelming majority of…

Tedford Taylor

Doctors are the Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. according to JAMA Article

Liability reform to stop medical malpractice junk lawsuits, the subject of a Courier-Journal opinion piece, fell on deaf ears last week in light of an article printed in the Journal of the American Medical Association which reports doctors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for more than 250,000 deaths annually. This flies in the face of the myth that tort…

Chrissie Cole

Doctor must Pay $9M for Patient Death

A Miami-Dade Circuit Court jury has held a Miami Doctor liable for $9 million dollars in damages in the death of a patient. The case involves Dr. Carmel Barrau. Jessie Sturdivant was his patient in 1999. On Thursday, Jay Cohen, of the Miami firm of Grossman and Roth won the judgment on behalf of Sturdivant’s wife. The attorney said his next step is to file a bad faith claim against Barrau’s…