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Woman left paraplegic after spinal cord therapy – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff elected to undergo spinal cord stimulation, a two-phase neuromodula­tion therapy (“SCS therapy”) for pain that uses mild elec­tric current to block pain signals traveling between the spinal cord and the brain. Before SCS therapy is recommended, the patient must ...

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Black worker settles hostile environment lawsuit – $100,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff employee, a black male, alleged that he was repeatedly subjected to racial harassment in the workplace by defen­dant’s independent contractors. Plaintiff alleged that he was called racial slurs, that he was threat­ened with physical violence, and that the harassment ...

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Motorcyclist hit after car made sudden lane change – $3.75M Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, a 30-year-old Navy Pet­ty Officer First Class, was operating his 2004 Yamaha YZF-R6 motorcycle on the interstate in the far left HOV lane which had very light traffic. All other lanes of traffic were heavy. The defendant’s employee, ...

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Knee treatment was not negligent – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Jan. 17, 2011, defendant orthope­dist performed total knee repair on plain­tiff, a 71-year-old fe­male, who had been wheelchair-bound from 2008 following a fall and ankle frac­ture. She had a histo­ry of lumbar stenosis, back pain, left leg giving way, ...

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Doctors failed to diagnose man’s cancer at early stage – $1.5M Verdict (access required)

The decedent, Ger­ald Teeuwen, was a 77-year-old bicy­cle racer, who nev­er smoked, but had a persistent cough when he presented to Patient First on Jan. 3, 2013. A chest X-ray was read as abnormal, and he was referred to Dr. ...

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Man died after delayed diagnosis for thyroid cancer – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

The decedent was a patient of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center from late 2011 through his death from can­cer in June 2013. He sought care beginning in December 2011 for thyroid-related symp­toms, including a prominent goiter. As part of the ...

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Plaintiff suffered continued numbness in leg after surgery – $150,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff presented to a neurosurgeon for a consultation regarding protracted lower left extremity pain. An MRI was ordered. The neurosurgeon recommended a decom­pression laminectomy, bilateral facetecto­mies and discectomy on both sides. Surgery was performed without ade­quate imaging to verify placement ...

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