Medical Malpractice Law Facts & Cases | Goodwin & Scieszka

Whether you’re going to the doctor to see about a relatively minor ailment or going into the hospital for surgery, you always want to believe the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals you deal with are going to take good care of you. While most medical professionals would never intentionally harm a patient, they are

Even though doctors have historically been deemed to be some of the most intelligent society members, they are still human and they still make mistakes. There are an estimated 98,000 deaths that stem from the 1.6 million medical malpractice claims made annually. Medical malpractice is not limited to claims that arise out of mistakes made

The sentencing trial for Farid Fata, the disgraced Detroit-area oncologist who pleaded guilty to 13 counts of healthcare fraud in 2014, has begun. The trial began on Monday, July 6, 2015 and is expected to last for several days. Farid Fata ran Michigan Hematology Oncology Centers, which had seven locations throughout the Metro Detroit area,

A jury has ordered Oakwood Hospital to pay $21 million to the family of a patient who died after the hospital mistakenly performed brain surgery on her instead of another patient. 81-year-old Bimla Nayyar was a patient at Oakwood Hospital in January 2012 for treatment of her temporomandibular joint. The hospital initially claimed they mistakenly

Wrong site surgeries are a relatively rare medical mistake, but when they happen, the results can be devastating and can cause long-term problems for the patient. As unfortunate and unacceptable as wrong site surgeries are, the most unfortunate thing about them is they are usually completely preventable and are very commonly the result of a

Although it is always distressing to find out your child has sustained any kind of birth injury, the good news is that not all birth injuries result in lifelong problems for the child. In many cases, brachial plexus injuries (BPI) are one of those types of birth injuries. In some cases, they are mild injuries

When people go to see a doctor, they go in assuming their doctor knows best and will be able to quickly and accurately identify what is causing their health problems. However, sometimes doctors make mistakes and a patient isn’t correctly diagnosed right away. But if a patient doesn’t get a correct diagnosis right away, it

Michigan legislators have introduced bills that would permanently revoke the medical licenses of doctors found to be intentionally breaking the law. The legislation was introduced in response to the case of cancer specialist Farid Fata. Last month, Fata pleaded guilty to 13 counts of healthcare fraud. Fata would knowingly misdiagnose patients and order medically unnecessary

Dr. Farid Fata, the cancer specialist accused of deliberately misdiagnosing patients and ordering unnecessary chemotherapy treatments for financial gain, has pleaded guilty to many of the criminal charges he was facing. Fata had been facing 29 charges, but he entered a guilty plea for thirteen counts of healthcare fraud, two counts of money laundering, and

The clinic where comedian Joan Rivers stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest is currently under investigation. Rivers went to Yorkville Endoscopy in Manhattan on August 28th for a routine throat endoscopy procedure and was later rushed to Mt. Sinai Hospital and placed on life support when she stopped breathing during the procedure. She died