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Despite slow fetal heart rate, labor allowed to continue for 8 hours – $1,300,000 Settlement (access required)

A young pregnant mother presented to her doctor at 37 weeks gestation with complaints of contractions. Fetal movement was noted to be absent and persistent fetal bradycardia was observed. The patient was sent to labor and delivery by ambulance for ...

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Specialist performed outdated procedure, rendering plaintiff infertile – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 34-year-old woman who had been trying with her husband to have a baby for about eight years. Plaintiff had been pregnant five times, and miscarried each time in the first trimester. An MRI was performed, which showed ...

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Rehab hospital patient was at risk due to cognitive deterioration – $1,150,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was 69 years old, working successfully as a stockbroker and independent in all activities of daily living. On Nov. 1, 2010, the decedent was admitted to the hospital with complaints of double vision, dizziness and unsteady gait. Although ...

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Plaintiff claims emergency physicians failed to diagnose stroke – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 31-year-old female who presented to the emergency department via EMS with complaints of severe headache, visual loss, dizziness and nausea/vomiting. She reported to the EMS personnel and the ED providers that she had experienced similar symptoms ...

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Experts claim timely C-section would have produced healthy infant – $2,300,000 Settlement (access required)

On May 16, 2010, at approximately 11:15 p.m., plaintiff presented to the defendant hospital with complaints of contractions and abdominal pain, and was admitted to labor and delivery.  Shortly after admission, a vaginal exam was performed, which revealed that plaintiff ...

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Conservative treatment for ruptured appendix led to longer hospital stay – Defense Verdict (access required)

The defendant general surgeon first saw plaintiff, a 48-year-old female, on Sept. 14, 2010. Four days earlier, she has presented to a family practitioner and complained of abdominal pain since Sept. 6, which she rated as 8-9 out of 10 ...

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