Lawsuit blames Cigna's liver transplant refusal for teen's death

Associated Press December 27, 2008   The family of a 17-year-old leukemia patient has sued health insurance giant Cigna Corp. for her death last year after the company initially refused to pay for a liver transplant. The lawsuit filed last…

Jury awards $197K for 'horse' teeth

By DANIEL TEPFER Staff writer, Connecticut Post Updated: 12/25/2008 11:05:19 PM EST BRIDGEPORT -- A dentist promised a local woman he would give her a "celebrity smile," but instead gave her a bite only a horse could love, she…

High Chair Recall Issued

Last Edited: Thursday, 18 Dec 2008, 6:47 AM MST Created: Thursday, 18 Dec 2008, 6:47 AM MST     By MyFOXColorado.com WASHINGTON, D.C.  --  A baby products manufacturer issued a recall for a high chair Thursday.…

Dennis Quaid & Wife Settle with Cedars Sinai

12/16/2008 7:33 a.m. AP LOS ANGELES — Documents show Dennis Quaid and his wife have agreed to a a $750,000 settlement with a hospital that gave his newborn twins an overdose of blood thinner. A petition filed in Los Angeles Superior…

Deal reached in lawsuit over hot-air balloon death

UNION-TRIBUNE 7:18 a.m. December 12, 2008   Family and friends of an Oceanside woman who was killed last year when she fell from a hot-air balloon in New Mexico have reached a $1.4 million settlement in a wrongful-death lawsuit. Rosemary…

Lawmaker tries again to make it harder to sue ER docs for injuries

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Tucson, Arizona | Published: 12.11.2008 PHOENIX — A veteran state lawmaker is trying again to make it harder for those injured in hospital emergency rooms to sue for damages. Sen. Carolyn Allen,…

Hospital infections spread, so do lawsuits

by Sylvia Hsieh Dolan Media Newswires Wisconsin Law Journal December 1, 2008 Boston — A new type of med-mal lawsuit is on the increase — claims based on hospital infections. Several recent verdicts and settlements illustrate…

Pain Drug Overdose Led to Brain Damage

By Ray Huard UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER California November 27, 2008   EAST COUNTY COURTS – An El Cajon woman who was permanently brain damaged as a result of the care she received at a county-owned nursing home has been awarded…

Kentucky widow settles lawsuit against VA for $975,000

Associated Press By JIM SUHR – 6 days ago EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A widow whose husband died at a Veterans Affairs hospital under fire for substandard care has agreed to settle her lawsuit against the government for $975,000,…