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Negligence: Medical Malpractice-Statute of Limitations-Continuing-Care Doctrine

Where plaintiffs brought a medical malpractice action against a clinic and a doctor claiming that the doctor provided negligent post-operative care following an ovarian cyst-removal procedure, allegedly resulting in an infection and infertility, the two-year statute of limitations began running ...

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Negligence: Medical Malpractice-Equitable Garnishment-Duty to Defend

Where a woman, who developed an infection following a tummy-tuck surgery, sought an equitable garnishment from a health care insurer to satisfy a $500,000 judgment against her doctor, the judgment is affirmed because the trial court properly determined that the ...

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Court affirms $870,000 verdict for man’s post-surgery death

The Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District affirmed a nearly $870,000 verdict for the family of a man who died of complications from prostate surgery at a Sikeston hospital. Roosevelt Rhoden underwent a transurethral resection of the prostate at Missouri ...

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Negligence: Medical Malpractice-Jury Instructions

Defendant appealed from the jury verdict entered against it in the medical-malpractice, wrongful-death case filed by plaintiffs after decedent, an admitted high-risk candidate for surgery, died from complications following surgery. On appeal, defendant argued that the trial court erroneously charged ...

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Negligence: Medical Malpractice-Negligent Credentialing

Plaintiff filed a medical-malpractice action against his surgeon, alleging the surgeon caused damage during the surgery. Plaintiff settled with the surgeon and moved to trial against defendant hospital, alleging it negligently granted surgical privileges to the surgeon. The jury returned ...

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