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$5 Million Awarded for Improper IV Placement

After receiving an IV medication infusion in his hand, a patient experienced burning pain and swelling. It was determined that the medication had been improperly infused, missing the vein. The man developed complex regional pain syndrome and had significant medical treatment and permanent sequela.

Medical Malpractice

$1.35 Million Settlement for Neglect in Breast Cancer Treatment

A 48-year-old woman died from breast cancer when her physician failed diagnose her condition in a timely manner. Physicians failed to follow the standard of care with respect to recommendations for mammograms and follow up. The woman was survived by two adult children.

Medical Malpractice

$1.3 Million Settlement Against Nursing Staff

A 48-year-old man died from complications from surgery as a result of a ventilator incident. The man was survived by his wife and two children. The case was settled before filing a lawsuit against the nursing staff at the hospital for $1.3 million.

Medical Malpractice

$1.25 Million Verdict in OB/GYN Malpractice Case

A woman in her late 30s died following a C-section delivery when the OB/GYN failed to detect problems and treat or transfer her to a tertiary care hospital in a timely manner. The defendant denied negligence and claimed that the woman had died from disseminated intravascular coagulation, unrelated to any conduct by the defendant.

Medical Malpractice

$1.2 Million Settlement for Permanent Brain Damage

A woman suffered profound disabilities as a result of cerebral palsy. She contended that her cerebral palsy was caused by poor medical care at or around the time of her birth. The case was especially challenging because the evidence was more than 18 years old. The case was settled for $1.2 million.

Medical Malpractice

$1.05 Million Settlement for Blood Transfusion Error

A 92-year-old woman received the wrong blood during a transfusion, resulting in her death. The woman was survived by two adult children and a husband who resided in a nursing home due to advanced dementia. The case was settled prior to filing a lawsuit for $1.05 million.

Medical Malpractice

$975,000 Settlement for Misdiagnosis and Negligence

A 72-year-old woman died in the emergency room from a stroke. Her condition was not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. The woman was survived by her husband and adult daughter. The case was settled at mediation for $975,000.

Medical Malpractice

$900,000 Settlement for Misdiagnosis

A 54-year-old man died after being admitted into the hospital for abdominal pain. He was survived by his wife and two adult sons. The plaintiff alleged that the defendants failed to properly diagnose and treat diverticulitis, resulting in colon perforations that led to death.

Medical Malpractice

$750,000 Settlement with Law Firm for Dismissal of Wrongful Death Matter

The estate of a deceased 18-year-old filed a wrongful death lawsuit, which was later dismissed by the court as a result of procedural errors. The estate filed a claim against the law firm, which was settled for $750,000.

Medical Malpractice

$750,000 Settlement for Neglect in Lung Cancer Treatment

A physician failed to timely diagnose a 55-year-old patient with lung cancer. After a suspicious X-ray, the physician neglected to advise the patient and did not follow up. Cancer metastasized, resulting in significantly reduced life expectancy. The case was settled for $750,000.

Medical Malpractice

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