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Josh Vick discusses medical malpractice on Birmingham’s WVTM-13

By Goldasich, Vick & Fulk |

Attorney Josh Vick recently appeared as an expert panelist on Birmingham’s WVTM-13. Josh answered questions from panelists and callers about medical malpractice, which is currently the third leading cause of death in the United States. The full interview can be seen here. If you or a loved one have been the victim of medical… Read More »

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Doctor’s failure to act and properly respond to fetal distress results in $6 Million settlement

By Goldasich, Vick & Fulk |

Case Summary $4 million of the $6 million dollar settlement paid by the obstetrician MD for her responsibility. $2 million of the $6 million dollar settlement paid by the health authority for their responsibility. OBGYN missed signs on fetal heart monitor that baby wasn’t getting enough oxygen. Umbilical cord was obstructed during delivery, continually… Read More »

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Jury awards $50 million after determining doctor was negligent and caused baby to suffer brain injury

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“Jury finds that the severe brain damage suffered by Julien Florez was a result of negligence and bad decisions by a doctor.” Cook County Circuit Court jury granted a Michigan family $50 million on Tuesday, agreeing that the severe brain damage suffered by the family’s oldest son was a result of negligence and bad… Read More »

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Why new mothers are needlessly injured, and some die, giving birth every year in the U.S., in graphics

By Goldasich, Vick & Fulk |

Why thousands of moms are needlessly injured, and some die, giving birth every year in the U.S. The U.S. has the highest maternal death rate among the world’s developed nations. Everywhere else, the death rate has been stable or falling. In the U.S., it’s been getting worse. Two women die in childbirth almost every… Read More »

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‘Bleed Out’ shows how medical errors can have life-changing consequences

By Goldasich, Vick & Fulk |

In 2009, Steve Burrows’ mom, Judie, went in for hip replacement surgery. She came out with brain damage and mobility issues after a weeks-long coma that would change her and her family’s life. In the new HBO documentary Bleed Out — Burrows, a filmmaker and comedian, tracks his 10-year odyssey to find out what… Read More »

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

By Goldasich, Vick & Fulk |

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… Read More »

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Nearly 30 percent of opioid prescriptions lacked medical reason for use

By Goldasich, Vick & Fulk |

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… Read More »

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

By Goldasich, Vick & Fulk |

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… Read More »

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$26 million verdict reached in child medical malpractice case

By Goldasich, Vick & Fulk |

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… Read More »

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$7,500,000 verdict reached in medical malpractice case

By Goldasich, Vick & Fulk |

A medical malpractice lawsuit has concluded with a $7.75 million jury verdict for the plaintiff, who suffered a severe pressure ulcer due to medical negligence. The $7.75 million jury award was comprised of a $4 million award to the plaintiff for compensatory damages, $1.5 million award to the plaintiff’s wife-turned-caretaker for compensatory damages of… Read More »

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