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Discovery Ordered in Nursing-Home Patient Fall (access required)

In this medical malpractice case arising from a patient’s fall at a nursing home, a York County Circuit Court orders defendants to provide information on family members in the neighboring patient room, prior complaints, a chair alarm and custody of ...

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Plaintiff claimed loss of vision after LASIK procedure – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, a 42-year-old woman, underwent LASIK to correct her nearsightedness. The surgery was performed by the defendant, an ophthalmologist. During the procedure, the corneal flap created in each eye was slightly decentered, but the defendant determined there was sufficient ...

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Plaintiff claimed surgeon removed excessive amount of clavicle – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff had received disabling injuries, including an injury to his right shoulder, due to a logging accident many years prior to the surgery in question. The defendant orthopedic surgeon recommended and performed surgery to improve the function of the ...

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Man died after pulmonary embolism went undiagnosed – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

On Feb. 4, 2013, decedent presented to his primary care physician with cold symptoms and complaints of shortness of breath, dizziness and left calf pain. He was treated for respiratory infection. Decedent returned three days later with continuing complaints of ...

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Patient suffered cardiac arrest during bypass surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

A 54-year-old female patient presented to defendant vascular surgeon in February 2010 with a history of peripheral arterial disease and related claudication, as well as a history of hypertension, arrhythmia, diabetes, smoking and alcohol abuse, among other conditions. She had ...

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Docs used proper IV safeguards on diabetic patient, jury finds – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that the administration of IV contrast material in the performance of an intravenous pyelogram (IVP) procedure deviated from the standard of care, as plaintiff was a long-standing brittle diabetic with declining kidney function. Plaintiff alleged that prior to ...

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Six-week-old infant died after sepsis went undiagnosed – $950,000 Settlement (access required)

A six-week-old infant was admitted with a one-week history of projectile vomiting and an ultrasound consistent with the diagnosis of pyloric stenosis. Pyloric stenosis most often occurs between two to eight weeks of age; it is a postnatal thickening of ...

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Woman died from severe blood loss after childbirth – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent was a 33-year-old pregnant woman who presented to a hospital on Nov. 4, 2007, at 41 and 6/7 weeks with ruptured membranes and mild contractions. The defendant obstetrician ordered the administration of pitocin to stimulate labor. Later that ...

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Patient had fatal seizure after receiving anesthesia – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent, a 50-year-old woman, was scheduled to undergo shoulder surgery at an outpatient surgery center. The defendant anesthesiologist planned to provide a regional interscalene block with general anesthesia. He performed the block by administering 40cc of 2 percent mepivacaine (or ...

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