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Jury Awards $300,000 to Family in Medical Malpractice Case

A jury ordered Noland Hospital Montgomery to pay $300,000 due to medical malpractice that led an 86-year-old woman to develop severe bedsores. The family of Katherine Hopkins, who died May 16, 2012 from unrelated complications, sued the long-term acute care hospital located at Jackson Hospital claiming the nurses there failed to turn and re-position the [...]

By |December 15th, 2015|Lawsuits, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Neglect, Recent Cases|

13 Disturbing Cases of Medical Malpractice

When a person visits the doctor's office or the emergency room of a hospital, they are entitled to receive a certain standard of medical care. Unfortunately, the standard of this "medical care" varies widely from hospital to hospital. In the most extreme incidences, the very hands that are suppose to be helping a patient can [...]

By |December 10th, 2015|Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death|

Deaths by Medical Mistakes Hit Records

It's a chilling reality – one often overlooked in annual mortality statistics: Preventable medical errors persist as the No. 3 killer in the U.S. – third only to heart disease and cancer – claiming the lives of some 400,000 people each year. At a Senate hearing Thursday, patient safety officials put their best ideas forward [...]

By |December 10th, 2015|Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death|

Sawyer Law Firm Files Dental Malpractice Case

DOTHAN, AL - Sawyer Law Firm LLC has filed a dental malpractice case against a dentist in which it is alleged that the patient was improperly sedated for a dental procedure. The patient underwent “conscious sedation” which involves the administration of sedatives and analgesics. These medications result in the patient becoming drowsy, sleepy and relaxed [...]

By |December 5th, 2015|Lawsuits, Medical Malpractice, Recent Cases, Wrongful Death|

Sawyer Law Firm Settles Bed Entrapment Lawsuit

HAMILTON, AL - Sawyer Law Firm LLC has recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of an Alabama man who died as a result of becoming entrapped by the rail of his hospital bed. "This was an absolute tragedy," said attorney J.P. Sawyer. "This poor man went into the hospital for bronchitis and died [...]