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Amputation of patient’s legs blamed on tardy surgeon – Defense Verdict (access required)

On March 1, 2007, plaintiff underwent a radical neck dissection and laryngectomy for treatment of stage 4 laryngeal cancer. The surgery took approximately 10 hours. The next day, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the defendant hospital’s intensive care unit nurse noted ...

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Patient with staph infection dies from epidural abscess – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Oct. 17, 2006, plaintiff’s decedent, a 78-year-old, was admitted to the hospital and developed a Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection while hospitalized. Despite antibiotics, the patient continued to have positive cultures for MRSA and was transferred to Winchester Medical ...

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Woman with osteoporosis alleges therapist let her fall – Defense Verdict (access required)

The case involved allegations of negligence against a physical therapist. Plaintiff alleged she suffered a fractured femur when the therapist allowed her to fall. The defense maintained that the physical therapist complied, at all times, with the standard of care. ...

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Femoral artery punctured during catheterization – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged vascular injury to his leg following a cardiac catheterization by the defendant cardiologist. Plaintiff presented to the hospital complaining of chest pain. A cardiac catheterization was performed following the diagnosis of an impending myocardial infarction. Following the catheterization ...

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Patient with partial colectomy dies from cancerous polyp – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff alleged the wrongful death of her 69-year-old husband. The plaintiff’s decedent had suffered from Gardner’s Syndrome since 1970, and had a subtotal colectomy at that time. He was followed with annual sigmoidoscopes by a physician until 1991 when that ...

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Patient alleges failure to diagnose compartment syndrome – Defense Verdict (access required)

On Dec. 4, 2006, plaintiff underwent a prostatectomy in the supine position. Following the prostatectomy, plaintiff developed right leg pain and plaintiff’s urologist asked the defendant vascular surgeon to consult. Defendant examined plaintiff on Dec. 6 and noted that plaintiff ...

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Nursing home’s fall procedures challenged in death of patient – Defense Verdict (access required)

Sandra Dunlap, the adult daughter of Mary Suber, age 87, claimed that the defendant nursing home was negligent in its care and treatment of her mother over a nine-month period. The decedent suffered from sacral ulcers, deconditioning and multiple falls. ...

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Smoking alleged as contributing cause to stillbirth of child – Defense Verdict (access required)

In this medical malpractice case, the plaintiff sued her obstetrician over the loss of her child following a placental abruption and stillbirth delivery at approximately 38 weeks gestation. The plaintiff alleged that she had multiple elevated blood pressure measurements recorded ...

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