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Military Medical Malpractice and the National Defense Authorization Act 2020
For over 50 years, members of the military have suffered several medical ailments as a result of medical malpractice and have been unable to seek legal recourse against military doctors, hospitals, and clinics. This was based on the Feres Doctrine, which denied armed forces from pursuing tort claims for injuries under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). However, with the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act 2020, victims of military medical malpractice and their families can pursue lawsuits for damages suffered because of negligent military doctors.
Jason Bottlinger Talks Medical Malpractice
At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., one of our jobs is to bring lawsuits against doctors and hospitals who mistreat their patients. It’s tough to do, and requires more specialized, scientific knowledge than a personal injury claim over a car collision. But we consider is a necessary part of keeping people accountable for their actions, whether they have a medical license or not.
Our founding attorney, Jason Bottlinger, recently sat down to answer some common questions about medicine goes wrong in Omaha.
Children’s Hospital in Omaha Under Fire for “Atrocious” Conduct
“To improve the life of every child: At Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, this is our mission – and it’s the heart of everything we do.”
An unflattering spotlight has been cast on Children’s Hospital in Omaha after a lawsuit with serious allegations was filed on Friday, January 4th.
How Prescription Errors Can Strike Anywhere
When we take medicine, we do so to improve our health, not endanger it. Unfortunately, many people are injured or killed when the prescription they have filled is incorrect. In fact, it is estimated that more than 2.3 million drug dispensing errors are made each year in the United States, resulting in about 100,000 deaths. Prescription errors occur in hospital pharmacies, independent pharmacies, and in chain pharmacies like CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart.
Blowing the Whistle on Medicaid Fraud Can Save Lives!
Medicaid is a massive government program that provides coverage to millions of low-income and vulnerable patients every year. With any program so large, however, unscrupulous companies take their chances at filing overinflated or blatantly false bills.
An egregious example of this was Kool Smiles, a national children’s dental chain. According to the U.S. Justice Department, Kool Smiles was performing unnecessary procedures—tooth extractions, root canals, or pretend root canals—on their young patients and billing Medicaid. In all, the chain was found to have submitted false claims in 17 states, and ordered to pay back $24 million.
When a Hospital Makes a Grave Mistake
When an Omaha mother left her child at Children’s Home Healthcare, she thought her daughter would receive much-needed care. But an hour later, she received a phone call that no parent ever wants to receive.
According to Fox 42, the 19-month old girl had suffered cardiac arrest due to a seizure at the Omaha hospital near 78th and Farnam. The seizure led to her death. After an internal investigation, the hospital reported that they believe “human error” caused the accident.
Immunizations: Yay or Nay?
August was National Immunization Awareness Month. It’s the perfect time to visit one of America’s most controversial topics: immunizations. Basically, immunization is the method of vaccinating people to make them immune to certain diseases. A vaccine is either a dead or weak disease organism that is administered through injection, by mouth, or even by aerosol.
Proponents of immunization value it as a modern, medical marvel. The opposition sees it as a problem that could cause more harm than good.
Let’s dive right in.
Huge $417M Verdict Handed Down in Talcum Powder Case
On August 21, 2017, a California jury handed down the largest verdict yet in the ongoing saga of “talc causes cancer.” That is, Johnson & Johnson, which markets the product for public consumption, flat-out denying the claims of thousands of women who believe that long-term use of Johnson’s talcum powder caused their ovarian cancer.
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