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Malpractice Links

  • A jury in Maine awarded her a 10-year-old disabled girl and her family $3 million in a medical malpractice case involving a midwife who assisted in the girl’s delivery (lack of oxygen during birth). Four years ago, this same midwife got hit with a $6.7 million verdict. I have nothing against midwives. No, wait, actually I do. You are going to deliver a baby. Get a board-certified OG/GYN. Seriously.
  • West Virginia’s malpractice caps continue to create controversy.
  • North Carolina malpractice victims narrowly dodged a similar fate. Governor Beverly Perdue vetoed a bill on Friday, pushed by the Republican majority at the North Carolina Legislature, that would have changed the rules governing medical malpractice cases by capping certain monetary awards for negligence victims.