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The parents of a child born severely brain-injured at Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, TX, have settled their lawsuit against the U.S. government for $6.5 million, the parents’ lawyers have announced.

The lawsuit was filed by Kassie and Higinio Rivera in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin, following the birth of their son on Sept. 12, 2008. The suit alleged doctors ignored evidence that the mother’s contractions were over stimulated by the excessive use of oxytocin causing severe distress in the baby and the need for immediate delivery by Cesarean-section. (Rivera v. U.S. Government, Civil Action 1: 12-CV-338).

A Prince George’s County jury has awarded $9.5 million in damages to the family of a child who developed cerebral palsy as an infant after signs of an infection were not immediately treated by emergency room personnel. By the time Desirae Gregg was treated, two days after first going to Laurel Regional Hospital’s emergency room in December 2005, she was suffering from meningitis and seizures, according to the complaint.

Peggy Pauly and other residents are celebrating a $19.5 million class action settlement with mine owners Atlantic Richfield Co. and BP America, Inc., which includes up to $12.5 million to build a new city water line to the area. The new water line will provide nearly 200 household residents with clean drinking water straight from their taps.

In November, 2013, Howard Janet, Managing Partner of national law firm Janet, Jenner and Suggs, LLC speaks at a press conference on a class action lawsuit that has been certified in the case of Dr. Nikita Levy, the gynecologist who was suspected of secretly capturing images of patients. Police said the doctor has since committed […]

Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Sylvester Cox today cleared the way for settlement negotiations to begin between Johns Hopkins Hospital and victims of Johns Hopkins gynecologist Nikita Levy, M.D. who allegedly made photographs and videos of his patients during exams and other procedures and is also allegedly guilty of sexual boundary violations during treatment of his patients. Dr. Levy died in February 2013 from an apparent suicide, shortly after allegations against him became public.

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Last year’s fungal meningitis outbreak from contaminated steroids was the largest outbreak of healthcare-associated infections ever reported in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced. In an update on its website, the CDC said there have been a total of 751 cases; of those, 64 people have died. The latest case was diagnosed since July of this year, the agency said.

Graphic photos of female genitalia found on the cellphone of a Towson gynecologist were taken with patients’ consent for medical and educational purposes, the doctor’s lawyers said Monday. The Maryland Board of Physicians suspended Dr. John Yacoub’s medical license Oct. 8 after a state and federal investigation revealed the photos, as well as allegations that he used and distributed illicit drugs, including to a patient with whom he had a sexual relationship.

Five companies being sued in the outbreak of fungal meningitis last fall that killed 62 and injured about 700 others have agreed to enter mediation, according to Kimberly Dougherty, who heads the Boston office of Janet, Jenner & Suggs.

A federal judge has concluded that a sex-assignment surgery on a child too young to consent could be a violation of his Constitutional rights.