Case #1091: Infant Suffers Kidney Failure from Ongoing Medical Negligence

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Verdict/Settlement $9,750,000 Summary On March 24, the two year old Minor Plaintiff was admitted to the Defendant Hospital under the care of the Defendant pediatric urologist, due to bilateral vesicoureteral reflux urine backing up her ureter into the kidneys causing urinary tract infections. The Defendant surgically reimplanted the ureters on both sides to prevent the reflux … Continued

Case # 4056 Medical Negligence Leads to Irreversible Brain Injury

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Verdict/Settlement $9,000,000 Summary Medical Negligence Leads to Irreversible Brain Injury Description of Case On May 10, 2014, at approximately 9:16 p.m., the Plaintiff, then 18 years old, presented to the Defendant Hospital’s emergency department via ambulance at approximately 30 weeks’ gestation. Upon arrival, she complained of severe headache which was unrelieved by Tylenol with Codeine … Continued

Case #4026 Negligence By Law Enforcement Leads to Death

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Verdict/Settlement $7,400,000 Summary The family and estate of the Decedent was awarded $7.4 million in damages against three police officers for injuries received while in their custody that led directly to his death 14 days later.  A Circuit Court jury found that all three officers acted negligently while taking the Decedent into custody and transporting … Continued

Case #4024 Permanent and Severe Brain Injury Due to the Deprivation of Oxygen Suffered During Labor and Delivery

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Verdict/Settlement $7,000,000 Summary On the evening of May 9, the Plaintiff presented to the Defendant Hospital in labor.  The Plaintiff’s obstetrician was consulted via telephone at approximately 10:20 p.m. and the Plaintiff was instructed to walk.  At 5:40 a.m., a positive scalp stimulation during vaginal examination was documented — indicating the ongoing well-being of the … Continued

Case #1107: Brain Injury

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Verdict/Settlement $6,950,000 Summary On November 21st, at approximately 7:45 p.m., the Plaintiff presented to the Defendant Hospital at 37-3/7 weeks gestation for induction of labor. Upon admission, she was 2 cm dilated, 90% effaced and at minus 2 station. She was given Cervidil and Pitocin to begin induction and augment labor. On November 23rd, the Plaintiff … Continued

Case #1071: Spinal Cord Injuries

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Verdict/Settlement $6,900,000 Summary On October 2, the Infant Plaintiff was born following a scheduled cesarean section. At that time, a vestigial tail (fatty deposit) was noted at the base of the spine. The following day, an MRI of the spine confirmed the additional presence of a tethered cord at the L5 junction. Accordingly, on October 4, … Continued

Case #4023 Inappropriate Position of Catheter Lead to Irreversible Hypoxic Brain Injury

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Verdict/Settlement $5,500,000 Summary On October 9, the Infant Plaintiff was born at the Defendant Hospital at 30-4/7 weeks gestation, weighing 1350 grams with normal APGAR scores and a normal cord pH.  That same day, she received an ultrasound of the head which was unremarkable.  Shortly after birth, umbilical artery (UAC) and venous (UVC) catheters were … Continued

Case# 4002: Failure To Protect Patient With Seizure Disorder From A Fall

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Verdict/ Settlement $5,250,000 Summary On August 17, the Plaintiff presented to the emergency room of a local hospital for treatment of seizures. He had a documented history of seizure activity and had previously been seen at the same hospital for same problem. The health care providers at the hospital failed to monitor the patient appropriately … Continued

Case# 4004: Failure To Diagnose Infant’s Bowel Obstruction Leads To Massive And Irreversible Brain Injury

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Verdict/ Settlement $5,000,000 Summary On August 25, the Infant Plaintiff was born uneventfully and was discharged to go home with his mother shortly thereafter. Approximately one month after birth, the Infant Plaintiff began vomiting during the morning hours. His parents telephoned the Defendant pediatrician who informed them that the vomiting was probably due to the … Continued

Case #4019 Violation in the Standards of Care Lead to Paraplegia

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Verdict/Settlement $4,750,000 Summary The Minor Claimant, age 2, presented to the hospital on April 23, for a C1/C2 fusion.  The child had skeletal dysplasia, and required the C1/C2 fusion to stabilize his cervical spine.  At the time of the operation, the child was moving his arms and legs perfectly normally and, in fact, “was running … Continued