Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

Dentist wasn’t negligent in not discovering patient’s cancer – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff’s dece­dent was a 62-year-old mother of four adult children who presented to the defendant den­tist in July 2011 with complaints of a severe toothache on the lower left side of her mouth. Dr. Lee examined her mouth and ...

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Doctor sued for not doing surgery herself, calling for specialist – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 9, 2014, the defendant was serving as the on-call general surgeon for a local community hospital. She received three pages from an emergency medicine physician about a patient in the Emergency Department. During their first telephone call, the ...

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ER providers failed to recognize lower leg bleed – $700,000 Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 11, 2012, plaintiff, a 36-year-old African-American male, presented to the emergency department with excruciating 10 out of 10 left calf pain not attributable to any specific injury. By way of history, plaintiff reported an embolic stroke occurring several ...

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Patient claimed weakness after back surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Feb. 19, 2010, plaintiff underwent revision of a spinal cord stimulator module to ad-dress chronic lower back and lower extremity pain. Plain-tiff’s surgical course was unremarkable, and the surgery was successful in replacing the stimulator. But upon emergence from ...

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Estate sued radiologists for missing occluded artery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Jan. 19, 2010, at 11 p.m., Paulette Eversole, 43, presented to the Winchester Medical Center emergency department complaining of 10/10 abdominal pain and vomiting since earlier that evening. She reported to the ER physician that the abdominal pain had ...

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Suit claimed suture device broke during surgery – Confidential Settlement (access required)

This hybrid medi­cal malpractice/prod­ucts liability case was filed against Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. (Ethicon) and several of plaintiff’s treating physicians. Plaintiff had a pre-operative EKG prior to an elec­tive laparoscopic Nis­sen fundoplication hia­tal hernia surgery. The EKG was returned substantially abnor­mal ...

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