Monthly Archives: October 2014

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Veterans Administration officials think vets are crazed psychos

A report in the National Journal says that the Veterans Administration says they fear disabled vets may get violent when they are denied access to their medical records. A disabled veteran advocacy group, Disabled Veterans claims “Paranoid VA officials use hyperbole and fear mongering to justify an unethical policy to reduce transparency while at the same time confirming that vets scare VA employees.” According to Read More →

Illinois State Bar sued by “Author of Human Authority”

This one comes from the HUH? section. According to the Madison-St. Claire Record, an Edwardsville, Illinois man filed a pro se lawsuit against the Illinois State Bar for  $250 billion for damage to intellectual property. According to the complaint, the Bar Association “… was engaged in the business of exclusively authorizing processes for sale to and use by members of the general public.” Wemple says he “was Read More →

Texas Medical malpractice reform is nightmare for patients

New Yorkers are lucky that the legislature hasn’t meddled in tort reform, especially medical malpractice reform. Texas is considering tort reform legislation that can have will have profound effects on patients who receive negligent care in emergency rooms. According to Legal Progress, the legal policy program at the Center for American Progress claims the new legislation will make it virtually impossible for victims of emergency Read More →

Prez Garfield not killed by assassin, but medical malpratice

This happened to drop in over our digital transom the other day. It was an issue of the 1881 by The Ionia Daily Sentinel. It contained a news dispatch that reported that the defense in the trial of the assassination of President Garfield argued that it was medical malpractice that caused Garfield’s death and not his client, Charles Guiteau. From the 1881 Sentinel The prisoner has an Read More →

Judge throws out $400 million wrongful death suit

A Staten Island woman filed a $400 million wrongful death suit on behalf of her daughter and granddaughter who allegedly drowned in a flood swollen creek in North Carolina while being chased by a store security officer. United States District Judge Edward R. Korman ruled that Annette Johnson of Port Richmond didn’t have standing to bring the lawsuit since she hadn’t filed any papers that Read More →

Legal brief? Delaware man sues surgical center after waking up in women’s underwear

On October 10th, 32-year old Gary Walls went to the Delaware Surgical Center to get a colonoscopy. He claims in a lawsuit that after he woke up from anesthesia, he found he was wearing pink woman’s underwear. “When the plaintiff recovered from the effects of the anesthesia administered by defendants, he awoke to realize that while he was unconscious pink women’s underwear had been placed Read More →

Medical Malpractice reform doesn’t stop “defensive medicine.”

A report just issued by the RAND corporation and published in the Oct. 16 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine claims that reforming medical malpractice laws has not lowered health care costs. The report says researchers studied the behavior of emergency rooms in three states, which have raised the bar for medical malpractice to “gross negligence.” They found that even with less legal Read More →

Husband of woman killed by impaired driver told to pay $72,000 court fee

Back in 1998, Carlos Bermudez, his wife Liliana and son Mathew were involved in a car crash when a speeding car slammed into them. Liliana died as a result of the crash. The driver was found to be driving under the influence of drugs. A jury in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by Bermudez, awarded hom $3.1 million. But it’s been ten years and he Read More →

Marvin Hamlisch’s Widow Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

The widow of composer Marvin Hamlish filed a medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court, claiming that a misdiagnosis resulted in the death of the Oscar Winning composer. In 2010, Hamlish had a liver transplant. Two years later as he was about to fly to Los Angeles, his wife claims he was feeling very ill.  According to the complaint, he Read More →

City employee hits own car, sues city

St. Paul, Minnesota Park and Recreation employee Megan Campbell was driving  Parks Department van back from a city storage building when she turned a corner and hit a parked car. What she noticed after getting out to survey the damage was that the car she plowed into was in fact, her own car. So, she’s suing the city for $1,600 to $1,900 to cover the Read More →