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Patient’s health declined within first week of facility stay – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent, a 76-year-old woman, was admitted to a skilled and long-term care facility where she was to undergo physical therapy following hospitalization for aggravation of a pre-existing compression fracture in her spine. Upon admission, she was noted to be alert ...

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Plaintiff remained unaware of blood test results, had heart attack – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Nov. 5, 2008, plaintiff presented to the defendant hospital’s emergency department complaining of chest pain. Blood tests were ordered, which revealed that plaintiff had an elevated troponin, indicating a probable myocardial infarction. The ED staff could not locate plaintiff ...

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Plaintiff became legally blind following heart surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Sept. 29, 2010, plaintiff presented to the emergency department complaining of shortness of breath and chest pain. After an echocardiogram and cardiac catheterization confirmed a prior myocardial infarction and severe coronary artery disease, a decision was made to take ...

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Doctor perforated intestine during surgery to repair earlier perforation – Confidential Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff presented to hospital 15 months after gastric bypass surgery with presumed intestinal obstruction. Radiology confirmed there was no perforation. The on-all surgeon waited 48 hours to operate. During that time, plaintiff’s white blood cell count spiked and she had ...

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Colon surgery error went undiscovered for a week – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was diagnosed with anal cancer. To provide bowel rest in advance of surgery to remove the tumor, a physician employed by the defendant performed a diverting colostomy. The colostomy could not be fashioned from the descending colon due to ...

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Patient suffered cardiac arrest after transfer to rehab facility – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Sept. 24, 2009, the decedent was admitted to the hospital with a bleeding gastric ulcer. The defendant was her cardiologist and primary care physician. Decedent had a number of co-morbidities on admission, principally deforming rheumatoid arthritis, coronary artery disease, ...

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Gynecologist undertook fistula repair without assistance – $387,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy. During the surgery, the gynecologist improperly utilized blunt dissection as opposed to sharp dissection to isolate the bladder. Sharp dissection was required because of the plaintiff’s history of C-section and endometriosis, as well ...

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Decedent continued to hemorrhage after C-section delivery – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

A 19-year-old pregnant woman presented at full term to a community hospital. After several hours of labor and an arrested descent, she was taken shortly after midnight to the operating room for a caesarean section. Approximately 15 minutes following the ...

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