The parents of a 1-year-old boy who died in his crib in January 2008 are suing the retailer that sold them the crib. According to the complaint filed in federal court last month, the boy died from asphyxiation when he suffocated in a Simplicity Ellis Deluxe 4-in-1 Convertible Sleep System crib.
A Kentucky doctor who cleared a teenager to play high school soccer, as required by abnormal findings in a test administered pursuant to a sports physical, is now the defendant in a medical malpractice lawsuit brought by the boy's parents following the youth's death on a soccer field.
We initially reported on allegations of medical stents being improperly placed into potentially hundreds of patients at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson in August, when the matter first began to assume media prominence.
A motor vehicle accident in California in 2002 killed a rear-seat passenger in a minivan who was wearing a lap-only seat belt, the only type of safety belt provided by Mazda at that time. The victim's family brought a product liability lawsuit against the auto maker, alleging that a lap-and-shoulder belt would have saved her life.
The saga involving Dr. Mark G. Midei continues, and we update readers here to keep them abreast of matters in this medical malpractice story that features an increasing amount of litigation surrounding allegations that stents were implanted into many hundreds of heart patients at the St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson.
The teenage daughter of a Pennsylvania couple received a DTP vaccine made by Wyeth when she was an infant. She developed a seizure disorder afterward and is now profoundly impaired. After many years, her case is now before the U.S. Supreme Court, and its ruling will have a huge effect on whether federal law protects vaccine manufacturers in product liability lawsuits.