Case #1079: Cesarean Section

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$99,999 Cesarean Section On February 9, at approximately 7:34 p.m., the Plaintiff presented to the Defendant Hospital at 41-3/7 weeks gestation in labor. At 7:55 p.m., the Plaintiff was having contractions every 4 minutes with a 4-5 centimeters dilatation. At that time, the Plaintiff was admitted for delivery as she had reached the active phase of … Continued

Case #1095: Aneurysm

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$392,387 Aneurysm On July 19, the Plaintiff’s Decedent presented to the Defendant internist with complaints of severe and sharp left eye pain, unremitting headache and dizziness. In fact, she had a history of the onset of left sharp eye pain and throbbing, frontal headache dating from July 1. Upon examination, the Defendant internist found that the … Continued

Case #1054: Anesthesia Errors

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$450,000 Anesthesia Errors The Plaintiff’s Decedent was 36 years old with a history of pulmonary hypertension and multiple sclerosis. She developed hydradenitis in the left inguinal region. This is essentially an infected or inflamed sweat gland. The Plaintiff submitted to surgical removal of this condition at a hospital. The Defendant Anesthesiologist elected to administer general … Continued

Case #1009: Lung Cancer

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$500,000 Lung Cancer The Plaintiffs’ decedent, age 70, was evaluated by the Defendant, an internist, numerous times over several years. The Defendant ordered multiple chest x-rays, which were interpreted as normal, despite the presence of a lesion in the right lung. Additional x-ray studies conducted each year for the next four years revealed that the right-sided … Continued

Case #1046: Aortic Dissection

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$500,000 Aortic Dissection On February 15, the Plaintiff’s Decedent was a 56 year old male with a past medical history significant for hypertension. He presented to the Defendant Hospital via ambulance in a diaphoretic state with complaints of near syncope as well as back pain. On admission to the emergency department, the Plaintiff’s Decedent became hypotensive. … Continued

Case #1049: Meningitis

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$500,000 Meningitis On February 6, the 15 year old Plaintiff became ill in her school and went home early complaining of a severe headache. She was given Tylenol and was taken to the Defendants’ office that evening. Upon presentation, the Plaintiff’s Decedent was complaining of very stiff joints, aches, and a fever. Her mother had to … Continued

Case #3087: Negligence During Delivery in Woman With Cholestasis of Pregnancy

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$550,000 Negligence During Delivery in Woman With Cholestasis of Pregnancy On May 28, the Plaintiff was a 31 year old woman who presented to the Defendant, an obstetrician, for her first prenatal visit after a positive home pregnancy test in April.  Her last menstrual period was February 25th and her estimated date of confinement was … Continued

Case #2001: Vascular Occlusive Disease

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$550,000 Vascular Occlusive Disease On January 11, the Plaintiff, presented to the defendant hospital’s emergency department in a wheelchair with complaints of severe pain and swelling in her right leg and foot. The Plaintiff had a history of recent abdominal surgery and, in addition to her severe leg complaints, she had fecal material coming through … Continued

Case #2002: Bowel Obstruction

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$600,000 Bowel Obstruction On September 17, the Plaintiff, a 45 year old female, was admitted to the Defendant Hospital for a planned laparoscopic hysterectomy. She underwent the procedure the next day.  The Plaintiff alleged that the Defendant Hospital’s gynecology service fell below accepted standards of care in failing to appropriately evaluate her for the possibility … Continued

Case #1028: Cardiology Errors

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$600,000 Cardiology Errors On January 1, the Plaintiffs’ decedent, age 58, fell and fractured her tibia and fibula. She underwent surgery to repair the fractures on January 6, and was then transferred to the Defendant rehabilitation center for occupational and physical therapy. On January 12, a basic metabolic panel revealed that the decedent’s potassium levels were … Continued