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12-year-old suffers complications from rollerblading fracture – $613,312 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 12-year-old boy, suffered a comminuted left femur fracture while rollerblading on Nov. 25, 2006.  The defendant applied external fixation (a kind of mobile traction device) and set the fracture in varus (outward bowing) somewhere between 12 degrees and ...

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Plastic surgery patient dies from aspiration pneumonia – $1,950,000 Verdict (access required)

The case involved the death of a 36-year-old mother of four after elective, cosmetic plastic surgery, which comprised breast augmentation and mastopexy, abdominoplasty and liposuction, with five hours of general anesthesia in an outpatient setting. Plaintiff contended that the defendants ...

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Patient’s death blamed on delay in treatment – $150,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent, a 77-year-old female, died in the Williamsburg Community Hospital of a ventricular tachycardiac arrhythmia. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant cardiologist and emergency room group failed to treat her in a timely fashion. Decedent had a prosthetic heart valve installed ...

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Legs amputated after delay in notifying doctor – $1,600,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 60-year-old long-time smoker diagnosed with laryngeal cancer which required a laryngectomy. Following his 10-hour surgery, nurses noticed diminished pulses in his feet and discoloration on the soles. According to the nurses, this finding was made at 8:30 ...

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