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Jury tells Aetna to pay $25M to late cancer patient’s family

A jury has ordered Aetna to pay more than $25 million to the family of an Oklahoma City woman who died a year after the insurance company refused to cover a type of radiation therapy. Jurors found that Aetna doctors didn't spend enough time reviewing Orrana Cunningham's case before denying her coverage for proton beam [...]

By |2018-11-12T12:02:33+00:00November 12th, 2018|Consumer Fraud|0 Comments

Prominent gynecologist at Huntington Hospital again accused of sexual misconduct by medical board

The series of accusations have not been previously reported or widely known, even though they were contained in publicly available records. Sutton has denied wrongdoing in prior cases and has not yet responded to the most recent claim. The 64-year-old physician is well-known in the Pasadena area, where he has practiced since 1989. He serves [...]

By |2018-10-02T23:29:17+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Nearly 30 percent of opioid prescriptions lacked medical reason for use

Nearly 30% of opioids prescribed by doctors failed to show a clinical reason for the patient to take them, a new report found, shedding light on roles doctors might play in America's opioid epidemic. The analysis inspected data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey on opioid prescriptions handed out by doctors between 2006 and 2015. [...]

By |2018-09-13T21:00:49+00:00September 13th, 2018|Mass Torts, Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Brookwood Medical Center in “immediate jeopardy” of losing Medicare privileges

http://www.golaw.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Brookwood_Medicare_Medicaid_funding_in_question_2950536_1200.mp4 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service says Brookwood Medical Center "remains out of compliance" with the conditions of participation in its Medicare/Medicaid provider agreement and is in "immediate jeopardy" of losing its billing privileges. “As it stands, the hospital remains out of compliance and there is a concern that the initial [...]

By |2018-08-10T00:53:35+00:00August 10th, 2018|Community News|0 Comments

Deaths, injuries, negligence cited as regulators put Brookwood Hospital on notice

Two patient deaths and several mishaps at Brookwood Medical Center have prompted the second warning in less than three months from federal regulators who could revoke the hospital's Medicare and Medicaid payments. Federal regulators informed the hospital Thursday that payments from Medicare and Medicaid could end on Aug. 9. It's the second time the hospital [...]

By |2018-08-02T15:42:38+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death|0 Comments

DaVita hit with $383.5 million jury verdict in dialysis death suit

A Denver jury has dropped a mile-high $383.5 million verdict on GranuFlo dialysis maker DaVita over the deaths of three patients who suffered cardiac arrests after getting GranuFlo dialysis therapy at DaVita clinics. The families of the three deceased patients – Irma Menchaca, Gary Saldana and Deborah Hardin – were awarded $125 million in punitive [...]

By |2018-07-11T13:45:06+00:00July 11th, 2018|Wrongful Death|0 Comments

Goldasich Vick and Fulk voted Top Attorneys by Birmingham Magazine

We are proud to have been voted Top Attorneys by Birmingham Magazine for 2018. "I am honored to be recognized by Birmingham Magazine and sincerely appreciate the support of the community we serve." said Andrew Fulk, attorney of Goldasich & Associates. We pride ourselves in providing our clients compassionate, personalized attention on every case and we are honored [...]

By |2018-03-29T18:20:44+00:00March 13th, 2018|Announcements, Community News|0 Comments

$26 million verdict reached in child medical malpractice case

Jurors took just eight hours to award a Brooklyn couple $26 million — double what they had sought — after overwhelmed medical residents at Maimonides Medical Center allegedly botched the birth of their twins, leaving one dead and the other deaf and mute. “It’s like a baby mill,” mom Danielle Madden Buck said of the [...]

By |2017-12-05T23:15:28+00:00December 5th, 2017|Medical Malpractice, Verdicts & Settlements|0 Comments

Congratulations to Goldasich Vick and Fulk’ Super Lawyers and Mid-South Rising Stars

We are pleased to announce that Dennis Goldasich has been named to the 2017 Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the region. We also congratulate attorneys Josh Vick and Justin Owen, who have been named to the 2017 Rising Stars Super Lawyers list. For [...]

By |2017-11-17T04:03:23+00:00November 17th, 2017|Announcements|0 Comments

Jury awards $6.8 million to family in mesothelioma case

A Boston-area jury has awarded $6.8 million to the family of a man who died of mesothelioma, holding New England Insulation liable for the man’s exposure to asbestos dust when he did part-time insulation work in his youth, the family’s attorneys announced Thursday. Plaintiff Amy Ross, suing on behalf of herself and as the trustee [...]

By |2017-11-02T02:50:30+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Asbestos, Product Liability, Verdicts & Settlements|0 Comments