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Plaintiff claimed loss of vision after LASIK procedure – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, a 42-year-old woman, underwent LASIK to correct her nearsightedness. The surgery was performed by the defendant, an ophthalmologist. During the procedure, the corneal flap created in each eye was slightly decentered, but the defendant determined there was sufficient ...

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Woman died from severe blood loss after childbirth – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent was a 33-year-old pregnant woman who presented to a hospital on Nov. 4, 2007, at 41 and 6/7 weeks with ruptured membranes and mild contractions. The defendant obstetrician ordered the administration of pitocin to stimulate labor. Later that ...

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Patient had fatal seizure after receiving anesthesia – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent, a 50-year-old woman, was scheduled to undergo shoulder surgery at an outpatient surgery center. The defendant anesthesiologist planned to provide a regional interscalene block with general anesthesia. He performed the block by administering 40cc of 2 percent mepivacaine (or ...

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Hip surgery patient claimed she was not informed of nerve injury risk – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 64-year-old woman, underwent right total hip arthroplasty in 2008 with the defendant orthopedic surgeon and suffered a sciatic nerve injury resulting in foot drop. Prior to the 2008 surgery, the patient had undergone several procedures, including spine surgery ...

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Undiagnosed mass caused sudden death of 1-year-old – Defense Verdict (access required)

Decedent was born on May 11, 2011. The defendant pediatricians treated her from her first day of life and saw her regularly in the office over the next 12 months for routine wellness checks and sick visits. At three months ...

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Defense: Bowel perforation was caused by obstruction, not instrument – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 48-year-old former dancer, had suffered from longstanding low back pain with radiation/numbness into her leg due to severe spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis and degenerative disc disease at L4-L5. Conservative measures such as physical therapy, epidural injections and anti-inflammatories had ...

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Plaintiff remained unaware of blood test results, had heart attack – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Nov. 5, 2008, plaintiff presented to the defendant hospital’s emergency department complaining of chest pain. Blood tests were ordered, which revealed that plaintiff had an elevated troponin, indicating a probable myocardial infarction. The ED staff could not locate plaintiff ...

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Plaintiff became legally blind following heart surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Sept. 29, 2010, plaintiff presented to the emergency department complaining of shortness of breath and chest pain. After an echocardiogram and cardiac catheterization confirmed a prior myocardial infarction and severe coronary artery disease, a decision was made to take ...

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Patient suffered cardiac arrest after transfer to rehab facility – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Sept. 24, 2009, the decedent was admitted to the hospital with a bleeding gastric ulcer. The defendant was her cardiologist and primary care physician. Decedent had a number of co-morbidities on admission, principally deforming rheumatoid arthritis, coronary artery disease, ...

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Plaintiff claims excessive steroids led to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – Defense Verdict (access required)

In April 2009, plaintiff, a female in her 40s, sought treatment for neuroma pain in her right foot by the defendant podiatrist. Over the next 14 months, plaintiff underwent 19 separate corticosteroid injections and surgery to treat multiple neuromas in ...

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