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Jamie G. Goldstein

Skin Cancer Patient Awarded $5.7 Million in Medical Malpractice Suit

Regis M. Reilly a 53 year old man from California was awarded $5.7 million after a jury determined him dermatologist was liable for his failure to diagnose Reilly’s skin cancer. Dr. Powers failed to biopsy a cyst that had been removed from Reilly. The cyst later became cancerous.Reilly is now bedridden and receives 24 hour a day care. He was awarded $1.6 million for pain and suffering and…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Malpractice Award Cut Almost 75%

Caleb Spence died one year after he was born due to complications that occurred during his birth. Caleb’s doctor, Dr. Emerson R. Julian Jr. was found liable for causing Caleb brain damage at birth, which later led to complications and his death. A jury found for Caleb Spence’s family and awarded them $8.1 million. However, the award was quickly cut to $2.1 million because of medical…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Insurance Companies To Blame For High Malpractice Premiums

Doctors have been fighting vigorously for tort reform to in the hopes that it will relieve them from sky rocketing medical malpractice premiums. Doctors and their advocates arguelarge payouts and frivolous lawsuits are causing high premiums, but recent insurance company profits may tell a different story.ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company went to battle two years ago and was able to persuade…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Jurors Favor Doctors Over Patients

The push for tort reform would make anyone believe that doctors are losing the battle in the courtroom. One would think that if a doctor is sued for medical malpractice the patient is coming out a winner and the doctor’s practice is over. The truth, however, is far from what those pushing tort reform want the public to believe. A recent study showed that the reality is that jurors are more…

Jamie G. Goldstein

More Truth Revealed About Medical Malpractice

In Missouri complaints of medical malpractice lawsuits being out of control were heard loud and clear and tort reform was initiated. The truth though is slowly coming to the surface. Missouri lobbyests claimed that medical malpractice cases were clogging the court system and this would not happen if frivolous cases were not filed. The truth, less than one percent of all civil cases that are…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Flesh Eating Bacteria Causes Amputation of Limbs

A Florida woman who gave birth to her son last May was shocked to find out that she had contracted a flesh eating bacteria infection. She was forced to have her arms and legs amputated to save her life. Claudia Mejias, only 23 years old is looking for answers, but the hospital is keeping quiet.Mejias filed a lawsuit against the hospital alleging its negligence caused her to contract the…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Evanston Northwestern Hospital Pays $19.5 Million for Misdiagnosis

The former controller for Citadel hedge funds is no longer able to do his job. He suffered from a stroke in 2005, and because he was misdiagnosed in the emergency room at Evanston Northwestern Hospital, he was not given the medication that could have saved him from the debilitating affects of the stroke…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Gastric Bypass Gone Wrong – $1 Million Verdict

A Michigan man underwent gastric bypass surgery and died as a result of medical error. The doctor that performed the surgery on the man connected the wrong organs together, which resulted in the man’s death shortly after the surgery was complete. The man’s widow was awarded over $1 million as a result of his death.Many may first hear a $1 million verdict and cringe because of the large number….

Jamie G. Goldstein

Caps or No Caps, Do They Really Effect Payouts?

At one time Oregon had caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases, but the caps have not been in effect since 1999. There was a push to reinstate the caps in 2004 but the bill failed. So what has been the result of the removal of the caps since 1999? Many may be surprised…Oregon has lower medical malpractice payouts than all but seven of the fifty states, and this is without…

Jamie G. Goldstein

Failed Abortion Leaves Woman Pregnant

A Boston woman who discovered she was pregnant in 2004 decided that she was unable to care for the child and opted for an abortion. She was first seen at a Planned Parenthood facility, where she requested the abortion to be performed. It was done, however, it was not done properly and unbeknownst to her, she remained pregnant. The woman then saw a doctor at the Boston Medical Center when she…