Category Archives: Medical malpractice law

Illinois Appellate Court Reduces Jury Verdict from $22.1 Million to $7.1 Million After Plaintiff Died the Night Before the Jury’s Verdict

A lawsuit arising from the death of Jeannette Turner first resulted in a jury verdict of $22.1 million in this medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit. Sadly, Turner died the night before the jury’s verdict. According to the report of this Illinois Appellate Court case, her death transformed her medical malpractice lawsuit into a survival claim for Joi Jefferson, Turner’s daughter and the special representative of her estate. As a result, Jefferson was unable to recover compensation that was awarded for any future injuries Turner would have suffered. “Compensatory tort damages are intended to compensate plaintiffs, not to punish defendants,” Justice Mary Anne Mason wrote in the 23-page opinion. “We would run afoul of this principle if we allowed Jeannette’s estate to collect an award for future injuries Jeannette will no longer suffer. For this reason, we limit plaintiff’s recovery to compensation for injuries Jeannette suffered….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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BRCA and Lynch Syndrome Testing Can Prevent Cancer AND Lawsuits

A February 10th article in Medical Economics tackles the issue of legal responsibility for physicians treating one of the estimated two million patients with a BRCA mutation or Lynch Syndrome. 1 in 400 Americans are carriers of the BRCA gene mutation, said to be associated with a 50-70% higher risk of developing breast cancer and a 15-64% higher risk of ovarian cancer. Lynch Syndrome, a condition linked to a 70% higher risk of colorectal cancer, is found in 1 in every 350 Americans. The condition is also associated with elevated risk of endometrial, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary cancers. The problem with these conditions is that experts believe nearly half of those who carry the BRCA gene or Lynch Syndrome will find out they have cancer without knowing previously that they are carriers, leaving medical economists to speculate that a potential legal crisis will occur when patients realize that a simple screening recommended by their physician could have ultimately….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Patrick Salvi discusses rise in traffic-related deaths with Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO (February 19, 2018) – The traffic death toll in Chicago is growing, and the national count remains at historic highs, despite new car safety technology. Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C.’s founder and Managing Partner Patrick A. Salvi discussed the reason for this rise in traffic fatalities with the Chicago Tribune’s Mary Wisniewski. Click here to read the full story.  The post Patrick Salvi discusses rise in traffic-related deaths with Chicago Tribune appeared first on Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Drowsy Driving Causes More Car Accidents and Injuries Than Previously Thought

As Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers, we are always on the watch for news which our clients and friends can use to help prevent deadly Florida car accidents. Along those lines, a recent report demonstrates that drowsy driving, where drivers are too tired to safely drive a car or truck, is more widespread than previous studies assumed. A recent study by the AAA shows that sleepy motorist are to blame for nearly ten percent of all car accidents.  “Drowsy driving is a bigger traffic safety issue than federal estimates show,” said David Yang, executive director of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. “Drivers who don’t get enough sleep are putting everyone on the road at risk.” Plantation personal injury lawyer Joseph Lipsky could not agree more. The AAA formulated their results after they studied nearly 4,000 drivers over a number of months. Through the use of dashboard cameras and other monitoring devices, the scientist followed motorists….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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A man died and a woman was critically injured after being hit by a piece of fire escape that fell 7 stories

A man and a woman walking on Howard Street in New York City suffered critical injury after being hit on their heads by a falling piece of fire escape on Friday afternoon. The man, identified as 58 year old Richard Marchhart from Long Island, succumbed to his injuries a day after his hospitalization. He left behind a wife and three children: a daughter going to high school and two sons going to college. The injured woman is a 24 year old artist who was on her way to a studio at the New York Academy of Art on Franklin Street. Continue reading →.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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