Medical Malpractice Law Facts & Cases | Goodwin & Scieszka

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

Since 2013, Michigan doctor Farid Fata has been facing a multitude of criminal charges stemming from an insurance fraud scheme in which he deliberately misdiagnosed patients with cancer and ordered unnecessary chemotherapy treatments. Fata had been the owner of Michigan Hematology Oncology Centers with locations in Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Sterling Heights, Lapeer, Troy, and Oak

When you go to see a doctor or have surgery, you go in trusting your doctor will do what’s best for you. However, doctors are human beings and are fully capable of making mistakes just like anybody else. But when the average person makes a mistake, it typically doesn’t have the life-or-death consequences that can

Michigan medical malpractice is a blanket statement that refers to a doctor, hospital, or emergency technician’s negligent care of a patient. Medical malpractice comes in many forms, from surgical mistakes to unsanitary hospital conditions that lead to infections. For example, if you go into the hospital to have your left shoulder repaired after a car

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