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Undetected vascular injury led to below-knee amputation – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

The 18-year-old plaintiff was transported to the emergency room following a crush injury to his right leg. The defendant orthopedic surgeon accepted care of the patient on the night of his admission, but did not evaluate him until the following ...

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Patient died following three consecutive colonoscopies – $1,300,000 Settlement (access required)

This claim involved the death of a 39-year-old male, survived by a sole beneficiary, his wife.  He presented to the defendant gastroenterologist with a history of morbid obesity, a reported weight loss of 80 pounds in less than three months, ...

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C-Section was ordered an hour too late, birth injury plaintiff claims – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff contended that the defendant OB/GYN failed to appropriately monitor her mother’s labor, recognize and respond to fetal distress, and timely order a C-section, which resulted in anoxic encephalopathy with severe and permanent neurological injury and cerebral palsy. The primary ...

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Radiologist failed to diagnose renal cancer in early stage – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, a 58-year-old woman, presented to the emergency room on April 12, 2008, with complaints of abdominal and chest pain. The treating emergency room physician ordered an abdominal/ pelvic CT scan with contrast, and specified a suspected appendicitis as ...

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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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