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Baby born with breathing problems due to meconium – Settlements of $1,800,000 and $1,000,000 (access required)

At approximately 20 weeks’ gestation, mother’s obstetrician referred her for an ultrasound of a suspected omphacele or gastroschisis. The ultrasound revealed gastrochisis with a moderate amount of exposed bowel. On April 19, mother presented to the hospital in labor at ...

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Plaintiff claimed no warning of medicine’s side effects – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that on Aug. 20, 2008, he was prescribed the drug Trazedone for insomnia and anxiety. He was also prescribed Celexa for depression and given Lisinopril, an anti-hypertensive drug. One of the known potential side effects of Trazedone is ...

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Doc defends failure to diagnose case on causation, but loses – $2,650,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff alleged that defendant radiologist missed a left breast abnormality on a screening mammogram performed on Sept. 15, 2008. The plaintiff further alleged that the defendant failed to order follow-up imaging studies and/or a referral to a surgeon for ...

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Identical twins were born prematurely and died – $375,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiffs alleged negligence by defendant radiologist and defendant obstetricians in their failure to diagnose and to treat in a timely fashion the twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) that the identical twins were experiencing in the womb. As a result, the ...

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Risk Manager Notes Protected by Privilege (access required)

In this lawsuit against an anesthesiology group, a nonparty hospital risk manager who responded to contact from a lawyer engaged four days after a death, and who contacted outside counsel, investigated the incident and collected information to share with outside ...

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Man died 18 months after anoxic brain injury – $1,375,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff’s decedent was involved in an automobile collision and suffered a herniated T-10 disk. A neurosurgeon performed an anterior thoracolumbar fusion surgery to treat the herniated disk several months after the accident. During the procedure, the surgeon damaged the ...

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Med-mal claim brought for complications after surgery – $1,050,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, 60 years old at the time of the incident, went to the defendant urology clinic to have a prostate biopsy. The biopsy involved taking tissue samples from the prostate and placing the tissue samples into specimen containers that ...

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