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Plastic surgery patient dies from aspiration pneumonia – $1,950,000 Verdict (access required)

The case involved the death of a 36-year-old mother of four after elective, cosmetic plastic surgery, which comprised breast augmentation and mastopexy, abdominoplasty and liposuction, with five hours of general anesthesia in an outpatient setting. Plaintiff contended that the defendants ...

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Patient’s death blamed on delay in treatment – $150,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent, a 77-year-old female, died in the Williamsburg Community Hospital of a ventricular tachycardiac arrhythmia. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant cardiologist and emergency room group failed to treat her in a timely fashion. Decedent had a prosthetic heart valve installed ...

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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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