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Doctor prevails in suit over size of airway – Defense Verdict (access required)

On April 11, 2012, plaintiff, a 68-year-old retired female, present­ed to an outpatient sur­gery center for a bunio­nectomy. The plaintiff underwent a preopera­tive anesthesia evalua­tion by an anesthesiol­ogist who documented that her airway was within normal limits. However, he then ...

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Juror misconduct was alleged in med-mal trial – Defense Verdict (access required)

This medical malpractice trial involved the death of a patient after an arrest and code during an upper endoscopy.  Plaintiff alleged that the defendants were negligent in their pre-procedure planning, performance of the sedation and endoscopy, and that the resuscitative ...

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Child with sleep apnea died of cardiac arrhythmia after surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Oct. 31, 2013, plaintiff’s decedent, a 5-year-old male with history of chronic severe obstructive sleep apnea underwent a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy surgery (T&A) to seek relief from the ongoing obstructions in the airway. The patient tolerated the procedure well, ...

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ER patient did not reveal combination of drugs that led to overdose – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiffs alleged that their son, who presented to the emergency department after taking an overdose of Dextromethorphan, received improper treatment. The defendants argued that the son deliberately, with the intent to commit suicide, withheld from providers in the ED ...

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Plaintiff said foot surgery was unnecessary, led to complications – Defense Verdict (access required)

Defendant diagnosed plaintiff with metatarsalgia, or pain in the ball of her foot. Defendant eventually determined that this excessive pain and pressure on the ball of the plaintiff’s left foot was caused by both positional and structural deformities. The positional ...

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Bacterial infection worsened after discharge from hospital – Defense Verdict (access required)

The defendant general surgeon operated on plaintiff, a 59-year-old male, on May 27, 2010. Plaintiff presented with cholelithiasis and acute cholecystitis. He underwent an urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy that was converted to an open procedure after his gallbladder ruptured, spilling a ...

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