|A Chicago couple will receive $8.25 million to settle a lawsuit filed against a local hospital over the death of their infant son. The infant, born extremely premature in September 2010, was accidentally given a fatal dose of sodium chloride in an IV.|
|A $4.2 million verdict has been awarded to a Pennsylvania couple in a medical malpractice lawsuit against a physician at the Moses Taylor Hospital. The jury ruled the physician was negligent in the treatment of Sandra J. Powell, who was admitted to the hospital in 2003 after suffering multiple strokes. The suit alleged the doctor should have known the woman was at risk of suffering another stroke and should have done more to prevent it before discharging her. Steve McConnell, The Scranton Time-Tribune 03/30/2012|
|The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of about 31,000 Tumblekins Toys vehicles and playsets to due choking and laceration risks. The agency said the toys can break into small pieces, posing risks of injury to small children. There has been one report of a toy breaking, but no injuries occurred. Staff Report, PR Newswire 02/16/2012|
A Brooklyn woman has been awarded $17.9 million in a lawsuit she filed against the city and the Brooklyn Hospital Center for a failed diagnosis that forced the amputation of both her feet and hands. In 2008, she was diagnosed with kidney stones after a short stint in the ER and sent home. The next day, the suit claims, she was hit with "agonizing pain and numbness," but fire department medics would not take her back to the hospital. By the time her fiancé rushed her to another emergency room, an infection had spread throughout her body, and her extremities had to be amputated.
Jury awards couple $104M in Vegas hepatitis case
The Associated Press
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 | 5:59 p.m.
A Nevada jury found drug companies liable Wednesday for $104 million in damages in a third product liability lawsuit stemming from a hepatitis C outbreak four years ago at Las Vegas outpatient colonoscopy clinics owned by a doctor now facing state and federal criminal charges.
The same Clark County District Court civil jury that on Monday awarded $14 million in compensatory damages to Michael Washington and his wife, Josephine Washington, spent less than two hours deliberating before deciding Teva Parenteral Medicines Inc. should pay the couple $60 million in punitive damages and Baxter Healthcare Corp. should pay $30 million.