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Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

Baby’s arm was damaged during birth process – $950,000 Settlement (access required)

In April 2012, plaintiff began receiving prenatal care for her seventh pregnancy. During the course of her prenatal care, the history, physical examinations, and tests showed the plaintiff had an increased risk for encountering shoulder dystocia during a vaginal delivery, ...

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Man with jerking condition spilled scalding coffee on himself – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 46-year-old male, was an inpatient at the hospital due to an acute COPD exacerbation when he spilled coffee on his lap and burned himself. Plaintiff also had myoclonus, or involuntary jerking movements of the upper extremities, due to ...

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Continued use of bone needle caused foot drop – $1,750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 35-year-old male, was transported to the emergency department with complaints of syncope, chest pain and shortness of breath. A CT scan revealed bilateral pulmonary emboli. He suffered acute respiratory failure requiring resuscitation in the ED. An intraosseous catheter ...

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Man died of kidney failure, failure to monitor claimed – Defense Verdict (access required)

This lawsuit was brought by the estate of a 75-year-old patient who was admitted to a rehabilitation center for short-term rehabilitation following a diagnosis of cellulitis in his lower leg. Less than one week prior to admission to the rehabilitation ...

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Operation for melanoma was too extensive – $275,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was diagnosed with malignant melanoma on his back. Accordingly he underwent a large resection in order to gain clean margins, and sentinel node biopsy. Surgical pathology revealed no cancer. The case was that although the initial biopsy had some ...

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Heart procedures left woman with decreased function – $1.1 Million Settlement (access required)

At the time of the events in question in 2013, plaintiff was 52 and had been totally and permanently disabled for approximately a decade from multiple health conditions including a cardiac condition. After multiple cardiac catherizations and stenting, plaintiff presented ...

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Gastric emptying delayed after operation, man died – $1.5 Million Settlement (access required)

Decedent, age 63 at the time of his death, underwent an inpatient operative procedure performed by a general surgeon consisting of an abdominal exploration with segmental resection of the distal duodenum and proximal jejunum with a primary end-to-end anastomosis to ...

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Wrong side of plaintiff’s face was treated with radiation – $800,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was diagnosed with right trigeminal neuralgia which caused significant pain to the right side of her face. The condition was not adequately controlled with medication and her neurosurgeon recommended that she undergo a radiation procedure known as Gamma Knife. ...

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