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Treatment of colon impaction led to perforation, plaintiff claims – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a female in her mid-fifties with a family history of cancer, was referred for colon cancer screening/ colonoscopy in July 2003. The procedure was terminated for fear of perforation. Barium enema was then recommended and performed the following day ...

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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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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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Heel fracture not diagnosed after auto accident – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 57-year-old male, was involved in a high-speed, head-on motor vehicle accident on Oct. 4, 2006. He was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, including intra-abdominal bleeding requiring emergency surgery and a bowel resection. Pre-operatively, numerous radiology ...

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Implant became stuck during hip replacement surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 59, underwent left hip replacement surgery with defendant orthopedic surgeon on Oct. 22, 2007. At surgery, the defendant inserted the trial stem implant into the plaintiff’s femur without incident. It advanced to the proper position, i.e., it fully ...

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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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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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