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Dallas Neurosurgeon Faces Life in Prison after Serial Acts of Medical Malpractice

In a unique case of medical malpractice, a jury indicted Dallas neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch on numerous counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and subsequently convicted him of causing great bodily harm to an elderly woman. In the court proceedings, prosecutors presented evidence of Duntsch committing serial acts of reckless surgical work and malicious […]

U.S. physicians found to still be overprescribing drugs – study

A new survey among American physicians showed that even when drugs are not necessary for the recuperation of a patient, doctors are still prescribing such treatments. Dr. Amir Qaseem, vice president of clinical policy for the American College of Physicians and chairman of the ACP’s High Value Task Care Force, said physicians might be doing […]

Mother wins $53 million medical malpractice case

Following a 12-year malpractice case against University of Chicago Medical Center, a Cook County jury decided to grant $53 million to Lisa Ewing, the mother of a child born with severe cerebral palsy. According to the case, the negligent circumstances surrounding the birth of Ewing’s son, Isaiah, lead to the in utero hypoxia, or lack […]

New study reveals commonality of medication errors during surgery

A new study by the Massachusetts General Hospital found that, on average, nearly half of all surgeries involve medication errors directly before, during, or after surgery. This study involved 277 surgeries, in which 124 errors were made that resulted in adverse drug effects. There were over 3,675 medications givens to patients involved in the study, […]

Statute of Limitations in Arkansas Medical Negligence Cases

The statute of limitations for medical negligence in Arkansas is generally two years from the date of the negligent act.  Under this strict statute, it does not matter when you discovered that your healthcare provider was negligent, it depends upon when the negligent act occurred.  If a lawsuit is not properly commended within this time […]

The Need for an Autopsy in Medical Negligence Cases

If you have lost a loved one and suspect that their death was the result of medical negligence, an autopsy is crucial to prosecuting a lawsuit on the Estate’s behalf. We have all heard the phrase, “burden of proof.”  This means that the person or entity that brings a lawsuit (the “Plaintiff”) has the duty […]

Arkansas State Medical Board

When a complaint regarding malpractice or medical error comes before the Arkansas State Medical Board, the Board must find more than just medical negligence in order to hold a doctor accountable. According to the Arkansas Model Jury Instructions, medical malpractice, also known as medical negligence is defined as follows: “In diagnosing the condition of a […]