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Mark Bello

Maryland Medical Negligence Case Shows the True Effects of Tort Reform

In our legal system, a person injured through the negligence of another can file a lawsuit seeking monetary compensation for damages. The Seventh Amendment to the Constitution ensures that civil cases can be heard and decided by a jury of […]

Mark Bello

Judge Denies New Trial in $53 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict

A judge recently upheld most of a jury’s $53 million medical malpractice verdict awarded to a woman and her 12-year-old son who was born with cerebral palsy and an intellectual disability. Twelve years ago, the woman was about 40 weeks […]

Mark Bello

Comparative Negligence: How Most States Deal with Cases Where Multiple Parties Cause Tragedy

I recently read an article about a case against Subaru that was scheduled for trial. The West Virginia lawsuit resulted from a fatal wreck on April 2, 2009. A 2002 Ford Explorer crossed the center line and hit a 1999 Subaru […]

Mark Bello

Texas Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Bar Lawsuits Over “Wrongful Birth”

What does a woman do if she becomes pregnant but discovers that her baby will have a severe mental disorder or seriously debilitating genetic disease? Should a woman be afforded the informed choice, weighing all factors, positive or negative, of […]

Mark Bello

Importance of Discovery Rule In Medical Malpractice Cases

Statute of limitations sets the time limit within which a patient can sue for medical malpractice, but the clock doesn’t always start with the negligent act. The discovery rule allows victims of medical malpractice the right to file a medical […]

Mark Bello

Fleeing Justice

A 2013 USA Today investigative report shows that thousands of doctors who have been banned by hospitals or other medical facilities are not punished by state medical boards and continue to treat unsuspecting patients. My readers may recall neurosurgeon, Stefan […]

Mark Bello

Medical Malpractice Verdict Will Be Reduced By More Than 90 Percent

A Baltimore family was recently awarded $10 million in a medical malpractice case against the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) after a jury found that the health care providers’ negligence ultimately resulted in death. The patient was admitted to […]

Mark Bello

Wow! That’s a Lot of Money! Or Is It?

Here is an interesting case where a plaintiff received a sizeable verdict, but was denied full adjudication by a jury of his/her peers because of a legislatively capped recovery. A Texas jury awarded a man over $6.8 million against a […]

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Anesthesiologist Eyed In Serious Cataract Surgery Errors

Did an anesthesiologist blind five cataract patients in one day at a surgery center in Massachusetts? The Boston Globe describes a shocking account of a morning in May 2014 after patients lined up in reclining chairs awaiting their turn at […]

Mark Bello

Jury Awards Family $1.75M in UCLA Malpractice Case

Here is another story I want to share with my readers in hopes that more people will take note of the harm that is inflicted by tort reform. A jury awarded a collective $1.75 million to two siblings who alleged […]