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Medical Malpractice Archives

VA scandal continues to grow

The Veterans Health Administration scandal has dragged on since 2014, when various media outlets began reporting that VA hospitals were failing to make appointments for vets needing health care -- and worse, some vets were dying while waiting to see doctors.

How a missed diagnosis altered a man's life

It's an all-day, eight-hour drive from Huntington to Franklin County, Missouri. That is where a jury recently decided that a 55-year-old man should receive more than $12.5 million in a medical negligence lawsuit he filed against two hospital doctors and others.

The ugly side of cosmetic surgery

Everyone wants to look their best. For some of us, looking our best and feeling good about how we look involves cosmetic surgery. The most common cosmetic procedures include breast augmentation, liposuction, nose reshaping, eyelifts, facelifts and Botox injections.

Federal trial could impact West Virginia medical malpractice claims

Can an insurer rescind insurance if the policy-holder lies about the illegal activities of the people at the business being insured? And if the policy is rescinded, should the insurer refund the premiums paid for the rescinded policy?

Family settles for $15 million in heartbreaking birth injury case

Regular readers of our Huntington Legal Issues Blog know that we believe few things in life are more heart-breaking than birth injuries. When a birth injury is caused by doctor negligence, the pain for the family is even more acute.

Top ten causes of medical malpractice

It was not so long ago that talk show host David Letterman devoted a couple of minutes each night to a Top Ten list in which a politician, celebrity or a bad idea got lampooned. A recent list of the Top Ten causes of medical malpractice lawsuits is entirely serious, however.

Should you pursue a negligence claim for a hospital fall?

During their hospital stay, as many as 20 percent of all patients in our country fall at least once, according to data collected by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In fact, more data from the collaborative health care organization Premier Inc. indicates that hospital falls comprise the largest category of reported incidents.

Misdiagnosis verdict upheld

One of the reasons West Virginia doctors give their patients for annual check-ups is that yearly physicals help physicians spot illnesses and conditions and begin early treatment. Of course, the positive benefits of early treatment are dependent on an accurate diagnosis.

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