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Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

Nursing aide died of deep vein thrombosis after no tests – $12,000,000 Verdict (access required)

Isatu Sheriff, 39, emigrated to the U.S. from Sierra Leone. For many years, she worked long hours in a nursing home as a certified nursing aide. As a result, she developed a bunion on her foot. A Kaiser podiatrist scheduled ...

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Patient, 87, died after fall – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

This was a confidential medical malpractice case for personal injuries survival damages of 87-year-old DNR resident due to fall. [19-T-057] Type of action: Medical Malpractice Injuries alleged: Survival Personal Injuries Date resolved: Jan. 2, 2019 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: ...

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Nerve severed during wisdom teeth extraction – $625,000 Verdict (access required)

Dr. Burgoyne, an oral surgeon, extracted the four developing wisdom teeth of a 12-year-old girl in August 2014. In the process of doing so, Dr. Burgoyne completely severed the child’s lingual nerve on one side (there are two nerves which ...

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Motion in limine rulings deferred (access required)

The parties’ motions in limine in this medical malpractice matter regarding argument about safety rules, evidence of contributing cause and eliciting undisclosed expert testimony will be deferred until trial. Overview Plaintiff alleges that after her decedent’s kidney surgery, he died ...

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Woman suffered sepsis after not taking antibiotics – $1.08 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 35-year-old mother of two, woke up in the middle of the night with severe pain in her back. She drove herself to the Emergency Room, where she came under the care of a board-certified emergency physician. The doctor ...

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After neck surgery, man’s breathing tube pull-out prompted brain injury – $2 Million Settlement (access required)

On April 24, 2017, the decedent was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a friend that was traveling on an interstate roadway. The driver lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway and crashed into a ditch. As ...

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Confusion over baby’s heart report results in death – $1.4 Million Settlement (access required)

A 17-year-old single mother brought her 2-week-old son to a primary care physician for his first check-up. He had been born healthy with normal vital signs. The mother, a refugee who recently arrived to the U.S. and who did not ...

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Surgeon botched woman’s hernia repair – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 71-year-old wife and mother who dealt with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease for over two decades. In December 2015, she was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with a diaphragmatic hernia and reflux disease. The defendant general ...

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Pressure injuries at nursing home led to man’s death – $375,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, John Doe, was admitted to Woe Nursing Home for rehabilitation after placement of a pacemaker. At the time of admission, Doe had numerous pre-existing conditions including, but not limited to: Sick sinus syndrome; iron deficiency and anemia; coronary ...

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