Five Days at Memorial

Five Days at Memorial

Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina—and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. In the tradition of the best investigative journalism, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs 5 days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the […]

Robert La Buda v. Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center Et Al.

Robert La Buda v. Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center Et Al.

The order of the Appellate Division, insofar as it pertains to Abraham Cohen, Eric Kane, and Leon Finkelstein, and Cohen, Kane & Finkelstein, should be affirmed, with costs. It was not an abuse of discretion as a matter of law to dismiss the complaint. Plaintiff failed to submit an affidavit of merit in opposition to […]

Flowers V. Torrance Memorial Hospital Medical Center

Flowers V. Torrance Memorial Hospital Medical Center

In this case, we consider the distinction between “ordinary” and “professional” negligence and conclude that with respect to questions of substantive law they comprise essentially one form of action. Apart from statutory considerations, characterizing misfeasance as one type of negligence or the other generally only serves to define the standard of care applicable to the […]

Keszler V. Memorial Medical Center Of East Texas

Keszler V. Memorial Medical Center Of East Texas

Bernie Keszler, M.D., appeals an adverse summary judgment in favor of Memorial Medical Center of East Texas. Keszler raises multiple issues including: waiver or estoppel to assert hospital committee privilege; “defective record and unproven privilege;” and, a complaint on statutory immunity. The core issue we address is the proper use of the no-evidence summary judgment […]

Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center v. Norma H. Poole

Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center v. Norma H. Poole

This cause having heretofore been submitted to the Court on jurisdictional briefs and portions of the record deemed necessary to reflect jurisdiction under Article V, Section 3(b), Florida Constitution (1980), and the Court having determined that it should decline to accept jurisdiction, it is ordered that the Petition for Review is denied. No Motion for […]