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Eleven-year-old sues doctors for her birth injury – $925,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an 11-year-old girl, suffered a permanent brachial plexus injury during her birth that left her with a severe permanent disability. In 2003, plaintiff’s mother received prenatal care from defendants. Prior to labor, plaintiff’s mother had gained an excessive amount ...

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Trauma patient’s hand became purple and swollen after IV infiltration – Defense Verdict (access required)

On May 25, 2009, the 20-year-old plaintiff was involved in a major auto accident in Winchester. Plaintiff’s boyfriend and driver of the car in which she was a passenger died at the scene. Plaintiff was pulled from the burning wreckage ...

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Use of intubation during a Code Blue at issue in med-mal case – Defense Verdict (access required)

The patient was a 68-year-old male with a history of hypertension, a half-pack per day smoking habit, hypertensive heart disease, GERD, alcoholism and colon polyps. He presented to the hospital on Aug. 8, 2011, for a colectomy and subtotal and ...

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Experts: Steroids would not have prevented progression of lung disease – Defense Verdict (access required)

On June 25, 2010, plaintiff’s decedent, a 49-year-old female who worked as a computer systems analyst making $175,000 per year, presented to the defendant rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment of a persistent forearm rash, aching joints, shortness of breath and ...

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Man jailed for intoxication not immediately treated for seizures – $2,700,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was arrested for public intoxication and taken to a regional jail, to be released upon his own recognizance once sober. Several hours after being booked and while still in custody, plaintiff began experiencing seizures consistent with alcohol withdrawal. Over ...

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Plaintiff did not follow up after abnormal X-ray in 2009 – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, 49, had been treated by various physicians at the defendant clinic since at least 1999 for recurrent sinusitis, upper respiratory infections and allergic rhinitis. He presented to the defendant doctor in December 2009 for an annual physical. The physical ...

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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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