Illinois lawsuit seeks 4.35 million dollars from pharmaceutical manufacturer

An Illinois pharmaceutical negligence lawsuit seeking $4.35 million has been removed to a multidistrict litigation (MDL) court. The lawsuit, filed against the makers of Xarelto, alleges that the medication, which is designed to prevent strokes, instead prevented the plaintiff’s blood from properly congealing. The plaintiff, Sonja Lemoins, filed the 90-count complaint in Madison County, Illinois, …

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Birth injury lawsuit filed alleging prenatal negligence

A $5 million birth injury lawsuit has been filed by a mother claiming that negligent prenatal care on the part of medical personnel caused her daughter to suffer a severe neurologic injury. According to the lawsuit, on June 2, 2010, the plaintiff was admitted to the labor and delivery unit of a hospital at Fort …

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Medication errors cause more than 1.3 million injuries per year

Medication errors are one of the most common causes of medical malpractice, resulting in 1.3 million injuries per year, according to estimates from the FDA. A study of 50 pharmacies nationwide found a 1.7 percent error rate. With 4 billion prescriptions filled each year in the United States, that means there could be more than …

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Illinois doctor seeks to dismiss medical malpractice lawsuit

An Illinois doctor seeks dismissal of a medical malpractice lawsuit filed against him. The lawsuit claims that the doctor perforated a patient’s bladder during a hysterectomy. The doctor’s motion to dismiss claims that a report by a reviewing health care professional was not filed on time. According to the lawsuit, an outpatient hysterectomy and oophorectomy …

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Birth injury case claims negligence resulted in death of infant

A federal birth injury lawsuit has been filed by parents who claim that negligence on the part of medical personnel resulted in the death of their daughter. According to the lawsuit, the mother presented to the hospital on January 23, 2013 with a rupture of the amniotic sac, severe vaginal bleeding and poor fetal heart …

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Illinois medical malpractice lawsuit transferred

An Illinois medical malpractice lawsuit that claims that a patient was not given appropriate anesthesia for a cesarean section has been transferred to another county. The six-count complaint was filed October 29, 2014 by Kristina and Joseph Brand against St. Joseph’s Hospital, Southern Obstetrics & Gynecologic Associates and a doctor. According to the lawsuit, Kristina …

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$28 million verdict in medical malpractice case

A jury awarded a patient $28 million in a recent medical malpractice case. The jury awarded $28,215,278.00 to Anna Rahm for pain and suffering, for future loss of earnings and for future medical expenses after a four-week trial. The jury found Kaiser Permanente liable for improper medical treatment that resulted in Rahm losing parts of …

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