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Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

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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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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