Army Veteran and VA Settle Medical Malpractice Case

A medical malpractice lawsuit has been settled between the McGuire VA Medical Center and an Army veteran for close to $1 million. The lawsuit itself was filed by Michael Holmes back in December after he suffered a stroke “as a result of a surgery that, as it turned out, he didn’t even need.” Since his stroke, Holmes wonders if he will ever regain use of his arm.

Settlement Reached Over Joan Rivers’ Death

A settlement has been reached between Melissa Rivers and Yorkville Endoscopy over the 2014 death of her mother, Joan Rivers. For those who don’t know, Joan Rivers was admitted to Yorkville for a “vocal-cord biopsy,” but during the procedure, she went into cardiac arrest. From there, she was hospitalized at Mount Sinai Hospital, where she later died. As a result of her mother’s death, Melissa filed a “medical-malpractice lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court against the doctors who performed” her mother’s procedure.

Appeals Court Upholds Medical Malpractice Verdict

Three years ago, a La Salle County jury found neuropathologist Dr. Meean Gujrati and Central Illinois Pathology liable of misdiagnosing Daniel Gapinski’s brain cancer at a point in time in which it could have potentially been treatable, and a three-judge Third District panel recently upheld the jury verdict.

St. Charles Settles Lawsuit Over Unpaid Work

Back in 2013, a lawsuit was filed against the St. Charles Health System on allegations that it was not paying employees for mandatory training. The lawsuit, which was filed back in early 2013 by Carol Lynn Giles, “a registered nurse at what was then Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Prineville,” claimed that St. Charles “violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to reimburse Giles and other hourly nurses and respiratory therapists for mandatory training.”

Civil Rights Group Files Lawsuit Against Right-Wing MA Sheriff Thomas Hodgson

A civil rights watchdog filed a lawsuit against controversial Massachusetts Sheriff Thomas Hodgson last Thursday. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice filed the lawsuit after submitting several requests for information pertaining to the sheriff’s department’s participation in a program with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The program would teach law enforcement officers