Medical Malpractice

A Gwinnett County Jury Awards ER Patient $5 Million in a Medical Malpractice Claim

October 2, 2012

Attorneys for Ellen Wadsworth brought a medical malpractice lawsuit after a physician’s assistant at Houston Medical Center, misdiagnosed her as having cellulitis, a skin infection caused by bacteria, and failed to diagnose blockages in her arteries behind both knees. Ms. Wadworth, 61 at the time, was transported by ambulance to Houston Medical Center with complaints…

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Cobb County Superior Court Judge Grubbs Grants Default Judgement Against Wellstar as Sanctions for Defense Counsel Interfering with Plaintiffs Expert Testimony

September 17, 2012

Pamela Kemp brought a medical malpractice suit against WellStar Health System, Inc. alleging that doctors at WellStar Douglas Hospital gave her husband medication when he was admitted for shortness of breath related to chronic emphysema but did not take into account the two packs of cigarettes and six beers he consumed daily. The suit alleges that the…

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Cobb County Superior Court Judge Adele Grubbs Grants Default Judgment Against Wellstar as Sanctions for Defense Counsel Interfering with Plaintiff’s Expert Testimony

September 17, 2012

Pamela Kemp brought a medical malpractice suit against WellStar Health System, Inc. alleging that doctors at WellStar Douglas Hospital gave her husband medication when he was admitted for shortness of breath related to chronic emphysema but did not take into account the two packs of cigarettes and six beers he consumed daily. The suit alleges…

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The office of inspector general finds vaccinations stored at wrong temperatures

June 8, 2012

An investigation by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General (HHS OIG) found that many providers of immunizations provided under the CDC’s Vaccines for Children (VFC) program may be administering ineffective doses to children, placing them at risk for contracting serious diseases.(See a copy of the report here.) The VFC program provides free…

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