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Man claims spinal cord surgery led to physical disabilities – Defense Verdict (access required)

A 60-year-old patient presented to defendant neurosurgeon with severe cervical stenosis, spinal cord impingement, and related gait, balance and sensory problems. The patient also had a 40-year history of uncontrolled diabetes and related polyneuropathy, as well as C5 radiculopathy related ...

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Two doctors denied fault in gastric bybass error – $1,690,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a bariatric patient who underwent gastric bypass surgery. The surgery was a laparoscopic procedure performed with the assistance of a da Vinci robot. The purpose of the procedure was to create a small stomach pouch, about the size ...

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Diabetic patient with abnormal blood readings was sent home – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff’s decedent was a 57-year-old-woman who suffered from diabetes, but otherwise enjoyed good health. In July 2010, she presented to her primary care physician’s office with complaints of three days of nausea and vomiting, diarrhea and an inability to ...

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Plaintiff claimed post-surgery wound was a pressure ulcer – Defense Verdict (access required)

In September 2008, plaintiff injured his knee. After his doctors cleared him for surgery, Dr. Russ performed a total knee replacement at Lonesome Pine Hospital on June 1, 2009. The knee replacement was successful. After plaintiff’s epidural block was removed, ...

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Settlement reached in FTCA birth injury lawsuit – $25,184,489 Settlement (access required)

Capt. Andrew Cibula and Jennifer Cibula, parents of JC, sued the United States of America alleging that Navy physicians mismanaged Mrs. Cibula’s first pregnancy, thereby causing JC to suffer a catastrophic brain injury shortly before birth. Mrs. Cibula was taking ...

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Woman claims lap pad was left behind during C-section – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff underwent a repeat cesarean section delivery on March 15, 2006. The delivery was complicated by a left uterine artery laceration. All documented sponge/ lap pad counts were correct. In July 2009, plaintiff developed abdominal pain that became so severe ...

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Woman chose colon stent, suffered bowel perforation – Defense verdict (access required)

Plaintiff originally came to see the defendant gastroenterologist for a GI consult on March 17, 2009. Her complaint at the time was frequent diarrhea, although she had recently finished taking an antibiotic (Augmentin) for a sinus infection in December 2008. ...

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Doctor lacked experience in performing spinal procedure – $1,700,000 Settlement (access required)

This was a personal injury action premised on surgical malpractice. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant neurosurgeon improperly performed back surgery resulting in blunt trauma to the spinal cord and paralysis from the waist down. The defendant had recently trained ...

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