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Massive blood loss during surgery caused permanent leg injury – $1,650,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 32-year-old mother of two, presented to a hospital emergency department with complaints of severe right-sided pelvic pain. The defendant gynecologist suspected a ruptured ovarian cyst and performed an exploratory laparoscopy. During the surgery, the defendant perforated the plaintiff’s ...

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Plaintiff suffered complications after gynecological surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

The 39-year-old plaintiff sought treatment from the defendant gynecologist on May 18, 2004, for complaints of pelvic pain, dyspareunia and urinary frequency. Plaintiff had a previous history of hysterectomy, pelvic adhesions, lysis of pelvic adhesions, childhood sexual abuse and a ...

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Misdiagnosis Alleged, Not ‘Informed Consent’ (access required)

In a dental patient’s malpractice suit against an oral surgeon who allegedly misdiagnosed the condition of plaintiff’s wisdom teeth and attempted extractions that led to bone perforation, a large sinus opening, bleeding from the nose and permanent jaw numbness, the ...

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Slide Review Established Doctor-Patient Tie (access required)

A physician who reviewed plaintiff’s pathology slides and rendered a diagnostic opinion to plaintiff’s treating physician undertook to provide health care to plaintiff and reasonably could be found to have created a doctor-patient relationship which gives rise to a duty ...

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Tourniquet remained on patient’s leg throughout surgery – $270,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 20-year-old university student, was involved in an automobile accident that resulted in a right humeral fracture and brachial artery injury resulting in a pulseless arm. He was admitted to the hospital for trauma surgery in May 2012, ...

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Plaintiff claims surgeon used outdated procedure – Defense Verdict (access required)

The 71-year-old plaintiff underwent a laparascopic cholecystectomy on May 21, 2008, for acute and chronic cholecystitis (inflammation of the gall bladder) and gall stones (cholelithiasis). Intra-operatively, the defendant surgeon found a severely taut and inflamed gall bladder. Otherwise, the surgery ...

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Inadequate oxygenation led to permanent brain injury – $1,700,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was an independent and healthy 27-year-old who was injured in a car accident in December 2011, and underwent surgery for multiple orthopedic injuries. Plaintiff tolerated the surgery well. At the close of the surgery, plaintiff exhibited airway difficulties following ...

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Plaintiff’s ureteral injury was a known risk of hysterectomy, expert testified – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 48-year-old woman, underwent a hysterectomy on Nov. 30, 2009, for complaints of long-standing severe pain and dysfunctional bleeding with her menstrual cycle. The surgery was performed by two experienced surgeons employed by the defendant, an obstetrical/ gynecological practice. ...

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Nursing facility failed to monitor patient’s Coumadin therapy – $290,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, a 73-year-old woman, fell at home, breaking her leg and ankle. The injuries required hospitalization and surgical repair. Her orthopedic surgeon ordered anti-coagulation therapy/Coumadin (5mg/day) to start on post-op day number three, which was the day she was ...

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