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Plaintiff claims hospital fall led to brain injury – $3,500,000 Verdict (access required)

An 81-year-old total hip replacement patient fell while undergoing in-patient treatment at Riverside Hospital, fracturing her femur and hitting head. Twenty hours later, plaintiff suffered a mild cerebral stroke, which extended during orthopedic surgical repair under general anesthesia, causing permanent ...

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Family doc did not send teen to ER after stroke diagnosis – $3,500,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, an 18-year-old woman, scheduled an appointment with her family doctor due to her symptoms of tingling in her right arm, a tongue that felt “asleep,” a headache and the inability to feel her right leg. During her appointment ...

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Man suffers second stroke after first stroke misdiagnosed – $2,290,247 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff presented to the emergency room at Shore Memorial Hospital with multiple stroke-like symptoms. After running a number of tests and a CT scan, the diagnosis was a migraine headache. Plaintiff was instructed to take an aspirin and return in ...

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Failure to treat kidney stone results in sepsis, necrosis – $2,750,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 71, began seeing defendant urologist in June 2008. The doctor identified a 6mm kidney stone and told the plaintiff it would pass. The following month the plaintiff went to the emergency room with renal colic, as the stone ...

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Patient suffered necrotizing fasciitis after orthopedic surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On July 30, 2008, plaintiff, a 350-pound, 22-year-old man with pre-existing venous stasis issues, was in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident and admitted to the hospital for a broken left tibia and fibula, and other trauma injuries. The patient underwent closed ...

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Peritonitis results from failure to diagnose appendicitis – $550,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff presented to the defendant emergency room physician with acute abdominal pain, which worsened with coughing, in addition to nausea, vomiting and chills, among other symptoms. She was diagnosed with constipation and discharged. Within two days, she presented to ...

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Health center failed to screen for prostate cancer – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was a truck driver on the Eastern Shore. During the period of October 1999 to May 2007 he was treated at the Eastern Shore Rural Health Center more than 60 times for various ailments, and considered the clinic to ...

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Brain tumor symptoms misdiagnosed as anxiety disorder – $1,300,000 Verdict (access required)

This case involved a claim by a 25-year-old married mother of two young children for failure to diagnose a trigeminal schwannoma, a benign extra-axial brain tumor behind her left eye.  The tumor pressed against the nerve fibers of the dura ...

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Surgeon perforated plaintiff’s bowel three times during surgery – Confidential Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 65-year-old woman, scheduled routine surgery to repair a recurrent ventral incisional hernia at a local hospital. The defendant surgeon told the family that he would utilize a laparoscopic approach, unless he encountered significant intraoperative complications, at which ...

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Hip replacement left woman with permanent impairment – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 47-year-old female who suffered pain and the dysfunction of her right hip, went to the defendant, who diagnosed her as having degenerative arthritis of her right hip secondary to subluxation of the hip with a shallow acetabulum. ...

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