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Medical Malpractice

Jan 10, 2011

Civil Practice: Medical Malpractice

Donald B. Cookson v. Todd Price, et al., (Karmeier, J.), (Chief Justice Kilbride and Justices Freeman, Thomas, Garman, Burke, and Theis concurred)

Jan 5, 2011

Negligence: Wrongful Death – Medical Malpractice – Failure To Diagnose

Barker, et al. v. Schisler (MLW No. 61641/Case No. SD29003 – 15 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Bates, P.J.)

Jan 2, 2011

Patient information is private, Supreme Court says

The next front in the battle over discussions between doctors and defense lawyers could be waged not in court but at the state Capitol.

Nov 21, 2010

Jury finds medical team not liable for deformity

A jury ruled in favor of defendants in a case where an alleged procedure at birth caused the deformity of a child’s shoulder.

Nov 14, 2010

Jury finds for hospital, nurse in med-mal trial

A federal jury returned a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case alleging a nurse’s negligent care of a 9-year-old after surgery led to lasting health problems.

Nov 7, 2010

KC doctor, clinic settle over treatments

A lawsuit against a Kansas City physician and clinic for allegedly treating patients for diseases they didn’t have settled confidentially before a trial was to begin in Independence.

Oct 31, 2010

Doctor loses slip-and-fall lawsuit against hospital

A jury declined to award damages to a neurosurgeon who allegedly slipped and fell in the Chesterfield hospital where he worked. The injuries from the fall, he claimed, ended his career.

Oct 31, 2010

Jury sides with providers in cancer diagnosis case

A St. Louis jury said health care providers who cared for a girl with cancer were not negligent in their diagnosis or treatment.

Oct 27, 2010

Negligence: Damages – Medical Expenses – Evidence

Deck v. Teasley (MLW No. 61395/Case No. SC90628 – 15 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Breckenridge, J.; all concur)

Oct 24, 2010

Plaintiff nets verdict for brain surgery error

A Kansas City attorney won a $20 million verdict after an Arkansas hospital performed surgery on the wrong side of a teenager’s brain, allegedly permanently changing his personality.

Oct 3, 2010

Jury finds for defense in standard of care suit

A St. Louis County jury delivered a defense verdict in the case of a woman with rheumatoid arthritis who claimed her doctor didn’t properly treat her.

Sep 26, 2010

Jury finds doctor was not negligent

A Greene County jury returned a verdict this summer against a woman with a rare form of cancer who sued her family doctor for medical malpractice.

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