“medical malpractice attorney”

Atlanta Medical Malpractice Retrial Worth a Potential $50 Million Commences in Cobb County

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | January 8, 2014

According to the Daily Report, at the center of a medical malpractice retrial in Cobb County, Georgia, is whether an obstetrician will be held liable for a baby born with brain damage in 2008. The baby in question, Tucker Sutton, also called “Mighty Tuck” by his loved ones, sustained the injuries when he became trapped […]

Deadly Infection in Medical Malpractice Case Wins Georgia Man $6.7 Million Verdict

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | November 25, 2013

The medical malpractice case of Muscogee County former cotton mill worker, Thomas Jackson, lasted for an agonizing eight days, but the resulting $6.7 million jury verdict against a local surgeon may not be as cut-and-dry as it seems. The jury awarded the plaintiff $5.2 million for his medical malpractice claim, and an additional $1.5 million […]

Meningitis Scandal Sparks Conversations about Regulation Reform in the Medical Arena

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | October 10, 2012

The United States has recently seen one of the most distressing and deadly outbreaks of fungal meningitis in years. While not contagious, fungal meningitis is an infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord with symptoms include headache, fever and nausea, and even death. This particular outbreak has gradually morphed into a medical […]

Are Hospitals Doing all they Can to Ensure Patient Safety and Decrease Instances of Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death Suits?

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | February 6, 2012

Are hospitals doing all they can when it comes to patient safety? The February issue of Washingtonian magazine addresses that very question in an article entitled “Minor Mistakes, Deadly Results.” The story presents some alarming data when it comes to this issue. Despite touting stringent procedures in the operating room and on the floor, medical […]

Young Boy Left Blind as a Result of Doctor’s Malpractice

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | January 17, 2012

It is always potentially dangerous when a physician misdiagnoses a condition, because the misdiagnosis could lead to the lack of treatment, or the patient receiving the wrong treatment. Unfortunately, according to The Hartford Courant.com, a Connecticut boy and his parents know firsthand the damage that can be caused by a doctor’s error. It is the […]

The Recently Emerging Trend of Criminalizing Medical Malpractice may change how Doctors Practice Medicine

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | September 27, 2011

Normally, when a patient, or a patient’s family, believes that the treating physician may have been negligent in some case, the remedy is the pursuit of a civil medical malpractice case with the aid of a medical malpractice attorney. However, according to Reuters U.S. News, there has been an emerging trend over the past few […]

Law Suit Filed against Advertising Company 1-800-GET-THIN Claims Fraud and Deviation from the Applicable Standard of Care

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | September 16, 2011

The family of a California woman who died three days after receiving weight loss surgery filed a law suit September 2, 2011 against the advertising firm and physicians alleged to be responsible for the decedent’s death. Although the classification of the allegations was not made known, according to the information released by DaillyBreeze.com, it is […]

Patients May be Ill Advised to Visit Hospitals in July: Recently Reviewed Studies Confirm that Hospital Deaths Spike in Summer Months

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | July 27, 2011

Patients should always be aware of the possibility for medical negligence or medical malpractice when visiting a hospital or any other medical facility. However, recently reviewed studies show that July may be the most dangerous month for patients in large, teaching hospitals. What has been know as the “July Effect” by many in the medical […]

Getting Judges More Involved in the Settlement Phase of Medical Malpractice

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | June 17, 2011

Equity. Fairness. Justice. All three are words long-associated with the aims of the Court. Never to be forgotten, especially in this economy, curbing costs has also jumped on the bandwagon. One pervasive method for curbing costs has been to encourage parties to reach settlements long before the trial phase. This holds especially true in the […]