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Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

Patient died due to reversed chemo medication instructions – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

Doe, 53, was diagnosed in 2005 with a brain tumor called a glio­blastoma. Via aggressive treat­ment in an NIH clinical trial, he was doing well. In 2015, Doe was transferred back to his treating oncologist, Dr. Roe. Roe prescribed two ...

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Death case against rehab center settled, claim continues – $500,000 Partial Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, a 58-year-old man, was found lying in a median of a four-lane highway next to his mo­tor scooter late at night. Rescue squad delivered him to a hospital emergency department, he was examined by emergency depart­ment physician, found ...

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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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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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Woman stopped treatment for blood disease – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 55, suffered from amyloidosis with renal involvement, a rare blood dis­ease for which no cure exists. She under­went chemotherapy and a successful stem cell transplant in April 2012. On June 17, 2012, the patient was re-admitted with fe­ver of ...

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Cancer patient has complications following surgical error – $1M Settlement (access required)

This was a medical malpractice case, which settled at mediation. Plaintiff has over $100,000 in special damages. The plaintiff, a married executive, is cur­rently 50 years old. It was undisputed at mediation that during the performance of a laparoscopic lower ...

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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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