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Tag Archives: Medical Malpractice

Plaintiff awarded $2.2 million for botched surgery (access required)

Where the doctors did not adequately inform the patient about the specific risks of the surgery or a reasonable alternative, and failed to perform certain pre-surgery procedures and made errors during the surgery, the plaintiff is entitled to recover $2.2 ...

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Girl died after improper intubation for med overdose – $1 million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s daughter (decedent) was 16 years old and took an overdose of prescription medicine in an apparent attempt at suicide. The girl’s mother found her on her bed semiconscious and called 9-1-1. Since her father was an officer in the ...

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Doctor removed wrong bone during operation – $350,000 Settlement (access required)

On Dec. 29, 2014, plaintiff, then 48 years old, underwent an operation with the defendant doctor designed to remove the trapezium bone in her right hand; plaintiff is right-hand dominant. Instead of removing the trapezium, the defendant removed the scaphoid ...

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Obstetrician prevails in birth injury lawsuit – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff alleged the defendant, an obstetrician and gynecologist, failed to recognize and manage a shoulder dystocia, which resulted in him suffering a permanent brachial plexus injury with avulsions of the nerve roots at the C5 and C6 levels. The ...

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Plaintiff’s own experts said doctor didn’t violate standard of care (access required)

After testimony from the plaintiff’s own experts confirmed the doctor’s decision to transfer the infant to a higher level of care within the hospital was not a violation of the standard of care, the court reversed a multi-million dollar judgment ...

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Error during surgery damaged woman’s pancreas – $903,950.60 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 61-year-old woman who was diagnosed with a biliary stone. To remove the stone, she underwent an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP. In that procedure, the physician places an endoscope, through which he can see the inside ...

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Discussion of C-section not relevant to use of force in vaginal delivery (access required)

Where a mother alleged that her obstetrician caused injuries to her child by using excessive force during her vaginal delivery but agreed that he did not violate the standard of care by proceeding with the vaginal delivery, she was precluded ...

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Woman sued doctor over problems with leg hardware – $700,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff had severe and chronic back pain and leg pain, which caused her to be disabled. After extensive pain management for years, she saw the defendant, who recommended surgery in an attempt to improve her back and leg pain. ...

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