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Eric T. Chaffin

Alleged Delay in Child’s Delivery Leads to $14.5 Million Malpractice Verdict

After two weeks, a Cuyahoga County jury decided to award Stephanie Stewart and her child, Alijah Jones, now 11, $14.5 million for medical malpractice according to Cleveland.com. The lawsuit was originally filed against MetroHealth Medical center and Dr. Steven Wright […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Medical Errors Lead to Thousands of Preventable Deaths Yearly

Medical errors lead to thousands of deaths every year across the United States.  The numbers are staggering at 440,000 per year, but they are preventable. These medical errors can happen due to a wrong diagnosis, being prescribed the wrong medication, […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Florida Supreme Court Rules Med Mal Cap as Unconstitutional

In 2003, Florida lawmakers placed a cap on non-economic damages in wrongful death cases caused by medical negligence. Plaintiffs could recover only $500,000 or $1 million, depending on how many survivors were involved in the case. Now, in a landmark […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Wisconsin Closes Assisted Living Center Amidst Reports of Abuse

According to a recent report in the Green Bay Press Gazette, the state of Wisconsin has ordered the Longview Terrace assisted living center to close. The administrator, Jason Tegge, has been accused of abusing residents. His mother, Debra Tegge—who is […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Michigan Jury Awards Nearly $13 Million in Birth Injury Lawsuit

On October 5, 2013, MLive news reported that a Flint, Michigan jury awarded a woman nearly $13 million in her lawsuit against Genesys Regional Medical Center. Libbey Bryson, 38 years old, claimed the medical center and its staff made critical […]