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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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Patient dies four days after aortic valve surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was her 18-year-old daughter who suffered from a ventricular septal defect (VSD) with aortic insufficiency and suspected aortic valve incompetence. She sought care from the defendant, a cardiothoracic surgeon, who recommended an elective procedure to correct those problems. ...

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