Marciano & MacAvoy Law Blog

Verdicts & Settlement Seminar Panel

On December 12, 2018, a member of our firm participated in the Delaware County Bar Association’s (DCBA) Verdicts & Settlement Seminar, held at the Delaware County Bar Association Auditorium. As panel members, we familiarized ourselves with 10 different case summaries and participated in dialogue with audience members, the moderator, other panelists regarding

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Veterans Affairs Misdiagnosed Him Three Times. Now He’s Fighting Back.

Brian Tally, a veteran of the Marine Corps who lives in Temecula, California, is fighting the battle of his life. In 2016, Tally was misdiagnosed by Veterans Affairs (VA) medical professionals a total of three times, ABC7 reports. He was left with severe and permanent injuries. Consulting doctors told him that he

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Michigan Jury Awards $130M In Infant Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

A jury for Michigan’s Oakland County Circuit Court has awarded over $130 million in compensation to a young boy who suffered severe brain damage after visiting the hospital in 2006. In its verdict, the Detroit jury found that two nuclear medicine technologists at the William Beaumont Hospital had caused the

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New Mexico Family Awarded $73.2M In Birth Injury Lawsuit

A New Mexico state court jury has awarded $73.2 million in compensation to a mother and her child, ending a medical malpractice lawsuit in which the family accused their doctor, Jerry McLaughlin, who died in 2017 at the age of 52, of botching a high-risk childbirth, according to US News &

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Is Connecticut’s Prison System Headed Toward A Medical Malpractice Crisis?

Connecticut’s Department of Corrections has a major problem. The state agency, which just paid out $1.3 million in a settlement to a former prisoner whose subcutaneous lymphoma was misdiagnosed for nearly 3 years, is at risk of major medical malpractice litigation. Regional attorneys are fielding call after call from prisoners and their

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Drinking and Driving in Pennsylvania: Why It’s Just Not Worth the Risk

After years of steady decline, drunk driving has begun to increase again in Pennsylvania. Though alcohol-related fatalities were down in 2017, drunk driving crashes increased by over 30% from the year before. Indeed, Pennsylvania State Police made 19,518 arrests in 2016 for driving under the influence (DUI), a nearly 4%

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