Case# 4003: Spinal Cord Injury Resulting From Trauma Inflicted By Law Enforcement

Verdict $39,000,000 Summary On November 3, the Plaintiff, a healthy and productive 32-year-old black male, was detained by the Defendant, a duly authorized actual and/or apparent agent and/or employee of the State of Maryland, the Baltimore Police Department and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, regarding a potential traffic violation. This incident occurred in … Continued

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

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 #4026 Negligence By Law Enforcement Leads to Death

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Case #3033: Misdiagnosis Results in Severe Brain Damage

Verdict/Settlement $4,000,000 Summary On September 1, the Plaintiff, a 52-year-old male, awakened unable to lift his right foot. He proceeded to the emergency department of the Defendant Hospital where he presented with a foot drop. Thereafter, a CT scan of the head was performed which revealed a hyperdense left parietal lobe mass of the brain. The Plaintiff was … Continued

Case# 4007: Misdiagnosis Resulting In Brain Injury And Parapeligia

Verdict/Settlement $4,000,000 Summary On September 1, the Plaintiff, a 52-year-old male, awakened unable to lift his right foot. He proceeded to the emergency department of the Defendant Hospital where he presented with a foot drop. Thereafter, a CT scan of the head was performed which revealed a hyperdense left parietal lobe mass of the brain. … Continued

Case #4013 Failure to Perform A Timely Cesarean Section

Verdict/Settlement $4,000,000 Summary  On November 7, at 2:00 p.m., the Plaintiff, a 16 year old, presented to the Defendant Hospital at term, in labor with her first pregnancy.  Her cervix was 5 centimeters dilated, 100% effaced and the baby’s head was at -2 station.  The fetal heart rate was normal. By 4:04 p.m., the Plaintiff’s … Continued

Case #4014 Delayed Cesarean Section Causing Hypoxic Brain Damage

Verdict/Settlement $3,950,000 Summary On January 10, at 39 weeks 5/7 days gestation, the Plaintiff, then a 35 year old, began to experience vaginal bleeding at home which began at approximately 12:00 p.m.  She called an ambulance, and was taken to Mercy Medical Center.  She reported a 25 minute history of abdominal pain and bleeding.  En … Continued

Case #1060: Brain Bleed

Verdict/Settlement $3,750,000 Summary On February 27, the Plaintiff, then 26 years old, presented to the Defendant Hospital in labor. At that time, she was 37-5/7 weeks gestation with prior deliveries via cesarean section. She was admitted, received an epidural and proceeded to the operating room. She subsequently delivered via cesarean section on February 27. On February … Continued

Case # 4009: Medical Negligence Resulting In Infant Brain Injury

Verdict/Settlement $3,750,000 Summary At 10:30 a.m. on March 26, the 7 month old Infant Plaintiff presented with his father to the Defendant Hospital’s emergency department reporting two days of diarrhea, the fact that the baby could not sit up for a matter of days, and fever in the range of 102°F to 104°F. He further … Continued

Case #4037 Amputation as a Result of Medical Negligence

Verdict/Settlement $3,600,000 Summary On May 6, the Plaintiff’s mother, took her one year old child to the Defendant Pediatrician’s office indicating that the child had experienced temperature spikes up to 105° over the preceding night.  Further, the Plaintiff indicated that the child was constantly pulling at his ears, and suffered with significant nasal congestion.  Based … Continued

Case #1104: Surgical Errors

Verdict/Settlement $3,557,398 Summary A woman who experienced lower extremity paralysis following a bypass procedure claimed her treating surgeons negligently caused her injury. The defendants denied liability and claimed they acted within the standard of care. A Harford County jury found for the plaintiff and awarded her $3,557,398 against two surgeons and their employer. Defense verdicts … Continued

Case #1114: Brain Injury

Verdict/Settlement $3,500,000 Summary The Infant Plaintiff was born at the Defendant Hospital on November 6th. Due to a number of abnormalities including hypoglycemia, thick meconium, temperature instability and poor feeding, this newborn required ongoing close surveillance of his condition. Contrary to the standards of care, the Defendant’s personnel permitted the Infant Plaintiff to simply stay … Continued

Case #1035: Bowel Resection

Verdict/Settlement $3,500,000 Summary On November 29, the Minor Plaintiff was sent by his family practitioner to the pediatric emergency department at the Defendant Anonymous Hospital due to abdominal pain with guarding, bloody vomiting, weakness and tachycardia. Within twenty-four hours of admission, he required fluid resuscitation due to severe dehydration, was lavaged because of the gastrointestinal bleeding, … Continued

Case #4051 Failure to Perform a Timely Cesarean Section

Verdict/Settlement $3,500,000 Summary On April 9, it is alleged that the Plaintiff presented to the Defendant Hospital at approximately 2:30 a.m., in labor.  By 3:30 a.m., a fetal monitoring device was affixed which produced a strip indicative of fetal stress.  It is further alleged that at the time the Plaintiff presented, she was 41-3/7 weeks … Continued

CASE #4022 Anaphylactic Reaction to Medication Lead to Death

Verdict/Settlement $3,150,000 Summary On January 11, the Plaintiff’s Decedent voluntarily checked into the Defendant facility for alcohol dependency.  At the time of the Plaintiff’s Decedent’s admission, he was a 66-year old gentleman with no significant medical history other than hypertension for which he was taking 300 milligrams of Cardizem LA daily. On January 17, the … Continued

Case #4020 Medical Negligence Lead to Massive and Irreversible Brain Injury

Verdict/Settlement $3,000,000 Summary On August 20, the Plaintiff, a 21-year-old female, presented to the Defendant Hospital’s outpatient labor center at 27 weeks gestation.  After various tests and studies were completed, the Plaintiff was diagnosed with pre‑eclampsia.  The Defendants appropriately treated the Plaintiff for her pre-eclampsia, and stabilized her prior to delivery. She underwent an emergency … Continued

Case #4044 Irreversible Brain Injury

Verdict/Settlement $2,750,000 Summary On July 8, the Plaintiff, arrived at the Defendant outpatient surgical center to undergo a colonoscopy as well as an EGD procedure (esophagogastroduodenoscopy).  The colonoscopy was performed uneventfully, followed by the EGD procedure.  The Plaintiff received Versed, Fentanyl and Propofol as her twilight anesthesia for the procedure. The Plaintiff alleged that, contrary … Continued

Case #4017 Delayed Cancer Diagnosis Lead to Wrongful Death

Verdict/Settlement $2,512,178 Summary The Decedent presented to the Defendant surgeon in September when she was 19-years old with a history of having had blood in her stool three months earlier.  The Defendant diagnosed the patient with a healing anal fissure.  He did not order a flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.  In May, four years later, the … Continued

Case #1007: Amputation

Verdict/Settlement $2,500,000 Summary On November 6, the Claimant, (32 years of age), was admitted to the Defendant Hospital after suffering with a subarachnoid hemorrhage. At the time of her admission, hospital personnel were informed that she had a medical history including scleroderma and Raynaud’s Syndrome. After examination and evaluation, the Claimant underwent a successful surgical clipping … Continued

Case #4038 Heart Transplant Required as a Result of Medical Negligence

Verdict/Settlement $2,500,000 Summary On the morning of April 13, the Plaintiff presented to her internist with complaints including, but not limited to, the onset of severe substernal chest pain, burning pain in the chest, shortness of breath, and pain radiating into her arms.  The Plaintiff was a smoker, hypertensive, obese and had a history of … Continued

Case #4040 Brain Injury as a Result of Medical Negligence

Verdict/Settlement $2,350,000 Summary On November 2, the Claimant was admitted to the Defendant Hospital for purposes of the removal of an abdominal teratoma.  At the time of the surgery, it was not known whether the teratoma was benign or malignant. Contrary to the standards of care, hospital personnel elected to attempt removal of this abdominal … Continued

Case# 4005: Failure To Diagnose Sepsis Results In Patients Ongoing Need For Dialysis

Verdict/Settlement $2,250,000 Summary The Plaintiff presented to a hospital emergency room complaining of rectal bleeding. Defendant 1 removed part of the Plaintiff’s colon and performed an anastomosis. Immediately afterward, the Plaintiff developed a fever, tachycardia, increased white blood cell count, increasing creatinine, and other signs and symptoms of a leaky bowel. Blood cultures were drawn … Continued

Case #1043: Epidural Abscess

Verdict/Settlement $2,200,000 Summary In January, it is alleged that the Plaintiff experienced severe back pain which required transportation by ambulance to a local hospital. At that time, laboratory work confirmed an elevated white blood count with a left shift — indicating an infectious process. Thereafter, the Plaintiff requested a transfer to the Defendant Hospital, which was … Continued

Case #4052 Doctor Negligence – Failure to Diagnose Aneurysm Resulting in Death

Verdict/Settlement $2,100,000 Summary On January 6, the Plaintiffs’ Decedent, age 48, began to experience severe, burning chest pain, radiating into his neck and jaw with shortness of breath and sweating (diaphoresis). He proceeded to the emergency room at the hospital, arriving at approximately 1:25 p.m. The Plaintiffs’ Decedent advised hospital personnel of his signs, symptoms, … Continued

Case #1084: Brain Bleed

Verdict/Settlement $2,000,000 Summary On April 22, the Plaintiff’s Decedent presented to the Defendant Hospital emergency department with complaints of a new onset, intolerable, throbbing headache. The Plaintiff’s Decedent indicated that she had never previously experienced the severe head pain which lead her to the emergency department on that date. Additionally, she complained of new onset photophobia. … Continued

Case #3013: Anesthesia Error Causes Brain Damage

Verdict/Settlement $2,000,000 Summary On March 20, the Plaintiff’s Decedent was a 43 year old female who presented to the Defendant Hospital’s emergency department with complaints of abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting due to a gallstone. Accordingly, on March 21, she underwent an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for the gallstone, which was conducted under IV sedation administered … Continued

Case #4016 Failure to Timley Diagnose and Treat Infection That Lead to Wrongful Death

Verdict/Settlement $2,000,000 Summary The Decedent, a 33-year old woman, presented to the hospital for the delivery of her first child.  She underwent a cesarean section that resulted in the birth of a healthy baby boy.  Three days after delivery, the decedent experienced a fever, tachycardia, tachypnea, diminished oxygen saturation and she also complained of heart … Continued

Case #4015 Misdiagnosis Results In Severe Brain Damage

Verdict/Settlement $2,000,000 Summary On March 20, the Plaintiff’s Decedent was a 43‑year‑old female who presented to the Defendant Hospital’s emergency department with complaints of abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting due to a gallstone.  Accordingly, on March 21, she underwent an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for the gallstone, which was conducted under IV sedation administered by … Continued

Case #4011 Misdiagnosis of Septic Shock

Verdict/Settlement $2,000,000 Summary On April 3, the Minor Plaintiff, a 14-year-old male, presented to the Defendant’s office with complaints of fever, body aches, pain and a harsh cough. He was seen by the Defendant who was a physician assistant.  After a cursory examination, the Defendant PA diagnosed the Minor Plaintiff with an “influenza-like illness” and … Continued

Case# 4006 Bowel Perforations Caused By Surgical Error

Verdict/Settlement $2,000,000 Summary On August 11, the Plaintiff, a 30 year-old gentleman, was seen by the Defendant because of unwanted abdominal fat. He was noted to be 5’9” tall and weighed 267 pounds. After a history and physical examination, liposuction was recommended. On September 28, 2007, Defendant GYN surgeon performed liposuction on the Plaintiff at … Continued

Case #4042 Massive Brain Bleed

Verdict/Settlement $2,000,000 Summary On April 22, the Plaintiff’s Decedent presented to the Defendant Hospital emergency department with complaints of a new onset, intolerable, throbbing headache.  The Plaintiff’s Decedent indicated that she had never previously experienced the severe head pain which lead her to the emergency department on that date.  Additionally, she complained of new onset … Continued

Case #4039 Surgical Error Resulting in Death

Verdict/Settlement $1,900,000 Summary It is alleged that the Plaintiff’s Decedent, who was 30 years of age, had an abnormality known as primary sclerosing cholangitis — a condition which ultimately leads to cirrhosis of the liver and the need for a liver transplant.  As a result of the Plaintiff’s Decedent’s otherwise superb health, he rapidly moved … Continued

Case #4048 Paraplegia Resulting From Product Liability

Verdict/Settlement $1,900,000 Summary The Plaintiff’s family went into the Defendant building supply company for the purpose of buying a rope.  It is alleged that the Plaintiff’s family explained the intended use for the rope.  Specifically, it was explained that the rope was to be utilized for a rope swing in the backyard.  Additionally, the Defendants … Continued

Case #1076: Colon Cancer

Verdict/Settlement $1,750,000 Summary On January 26, the Claimant was referred to the Defendant gastroenterologist. The purpose of the referral was for specific complaints of rectal bleeding. It is alleged that the standards of care therefore required the Defendant to rule out the prospect of colon cancer. That same day, the Defendant performed a flexible sigmoidoscopy, and … Continued

Case #1115: Lung Cancer

Verdict/Settlement $1,750,000 Summary On July 7, the Plaintiff, then 63 years old, presented to the Defendant Hospital for the purpose of undergoing angiography. She was seen by a vascular surgeon who was an employee of the Defendant Hospital. Prior to undergoing the procedure, the Plaintiff was provided with a chest x-ray. The interpreting radiologist (also an … Continued

Case #4010: Cancer Misdiagnosis

Verdict/Settlement $1,750,000 Summary On July 7, the Plaintiff, then 63 years old, presented to the Defendant Hospital for the purpose of undergoing angiography. She was seen by a vascular surgeon who was an employee of the Defendant Hospital. Prior to undergoing the procedure, the Plaintiff was provided with a chest x-ray. The interpreting radiologist (also … Continued

Case #4053 Failure to Timely Diagnose Bladder Cancer Lead to Death

Verdict/Settlement $1,750,000 Summary The Decedent saw one of the Defendants for complaints which included burning on urination as well as nocturia (frequent urination at night). The symptoms lasted for five days. This Defendant performed a dipstick, which indicated that there was blood in the urine. The Decedent was given antibiotic medication, which had no effect … Continued

Case #1022: Appendicitis

Verdict/Settlement $1,600,000 Summary On November 10, the Plaintiffs’ Decedent was a 34 year-old male with no previous medical conditions and/or complaints, was presented to the Defendant Hospital emergency room for emergency care and treatment. At that time, the Plaintiffs’ Decedent presented with a history of eight hours of nausea and vomiting with severe abdominal pain … Continued

Case #4031 Paraplegia Resulting From Surgical Error

Verdict/Settlement $1,600,000 Summary On October 11, the Plaintiff, who was 33 years of age, presented to the Defendant Physician with complaints of low back pain and right sciatic pain.  Her history was significant for a fall that she had suffered in August which was responsible for the complaints. The Defendant Physician ordered an MRI of … Continued

Case #4035 Misdiagnosis

Verdict/Settlement $1,600,000 Summary On November 10, the Plaintiffs’ Decedent, was a 34‑year-old male with no previous medical conditions and/or complaints, was presented to the Defendant Hospital emergency room for emergency care and treatment.  At that time, the Plaintiffs’ Decedent presented with a history of eight hours of nausea and vomiting with severe abdominal pain on … Continued

Case #1075: Brachial Plexus

Verdict/Settlement $1,519,733 Summary On March 23, the Plaintiff presented to a local hospital for childbirth. She was 39 weeks pregnant and was admitted at approximately 1:00 a.m. At that time, she was 4 centimeters dilated, 100% effaced, and the fetus in utero was at -1 station. By 5:00 a.m., the Plaintiff was 9 centimeters dilated, 100% … Continued

Case #4018 Breach in the Standards of Care Lead to Blindness

Verdict/Settlement $1,500,000 Summary On March 16, the Infant Plaintiff, then three months old, presented to the Defendant Hospital to undergo a lensectomy and interior vitrectomy of the right eye.  During the course of the procedure, the Plaintiffs alleged that health care personnel caring for the Infant Plaintiff negligently placed Cefazolin in the eye instead of … Continued

Case #4012 Failure to Follow Standards of Care Lead to Stroke

Verdict/Settlement $1,500,000 Summary In July, the Plaintiff, (a Board Certified anesthesiologist), suffered a syncopal episode while on an aircraft which landed at the Airport. The event was so significant that an ambulance was summoned and the Plaintiff was taken to the Defendant Hospital’s emergency department for diagnosis and intervention. The Plaintiff arrived at the Defendant … Continued

Case #1078: Cancer Misdiagnosis

Verdict/Settlement $1,500,000 Summary On September 7, the Plaintiff’s Decedent saw the Defendant for complaints involving his left knee and hip. After examination, the Defendant prescribed Vioxx in an effort to treat the Defendant’s condition conservatively. As a result of the continuing knee pain, the Defendant referred the Plaintiff’s Decedent for an MRI of the left knee … Continued

Case #4036 Hospital Negligence Leads to Undiagnosed Aneurysm Resulting in Death

Verdict/Settlement 1,500,000 Summary On October 31, the Claimant’s Decedent saw the Defendant Physician, his primary care physician, complaining of chest pain.  At that time, the Defendant performed an EKG which was clearly interpreted as abnormal.  It is alleged that, at that time, the Defendant was required, in conformity with the standards of care, to arrange … Continued

Case #4050 Labor and Delivery Negligence

Verdict/Settlement $1,500,000 Summary The Plaintiff came under the care of the Defendant health care providers because she was pregnant.  It is alleged that the pregnancy proceeded uneventfully until she began to gain a significant amount of weight and had fundal heights which were completely out of proportion with the progress of the pregnancy.  It is … Continued

Case #4054 Failure to Monitor Patient With an Irregular Cardiac Pattern Resulted in Death

Verdict/Settlement $1,500,000 Summary On August 12, at 10:53 p.m., the patient was a 59-year-old male who presented to the Defendant Hospital’s emergency department with a fever. He was evaluated and admitted for treatment of a urinary tract infection. During the course of his initial evaluation, the patient underwent an electrocardiogram (EKG) which presented an obvious, … Continued

Case #2000: Shoulder Dystocia

Verdict/Settlement $1,475,000 Summary On April 30, at 10:01 a.m., the Plaintiff, a 23 year-old woman presented to the Defendant Hospital at 38-6/7 weeks gestation with complaints of contractions. Her estimated date of confinement was May 8 and she had a past obstetrical history of a 40 week vaginal delivery of a 6 pound 7 ounce … Continued

Case #4030 Medical Negligence Resulting in Death

Verdict/Settlement $1,400,000 Summary On December 7, the Plaintiff’s Decedent entered the Defendant Hospital for a kidney transplant.  The kidney to be transplanted was harvested from her husband and the transplant was completed successfully.  During recuperation, the Plaintiff’s Decedent began to develop signs of early rejection.  Accordingly, the medical staff determined to implement Thymoglobulin, an anti‑rejection … Continued

Case #4047 Failure to Restrain Patient With Mental Illness Results in Accident

Verdict/Settlement $1,390,000 Summary On May 29, the Plaintiff was admitted to the Defendant Nursing Home for convalescent care and treatment.  It is alleged that the Plaintiff was 52 years of age and had a history of mental confusion, disorientation, and acting as a danger to himself.  In fact, it is alleged that he had been … Continued

Case #4045 Erb’s Palsy

Verdict/Settlement $1,368,000 Summary On the evening of February 4, the Plaintiff was admitted to the Defendant Hospital in labor.  At that time, she was 38 weeks and three centimeters dilated.  It is further alleged that had duly authorized agents and/or employees of the Defendants acted in conformity with the standards of care, they would have … Continued

Case# 4008: Failure To Timely Diagnose And Provide Treatment Led To Paralysis

Verdict/Settlement $1,300,000 Summary On May 28, the Plaintiff presented to the Defendant Hospital having been previously diagnosed and treated in New Jersey for neuromyelitis optica (NMO) — a neurological disease characterized by inflammation of the optic nerves and spinal cord, eye pain, visual disturbances, weakness, numbness and/or paralysis in the extremities and the possibility of … Continued

Case #1067: Bowel Resection

Verdict/Settlement $1,250,000 Summary On June 10, the Plaintiff’s Decedent presented to the Defendant Hospital with a five-day history of periumbilical pain and nausea. In the emergency department, a CT scan was ordered which revealed a thickening of the mesentery. Accordingly, the Defendant was engaged as the Decedent’s general surgeon. It is alleged that the Defendant took … Continued

Case #1017: Stroke

Verdict/Settlement $1,250,000 Summary On July 24, the Plaintiff was brought to the Defendant Hospital via ambulance. She arrived at approximately 1:30 p.m. with complaints of significant right-sided weakness and a change in mental status. She was confused and shortly thereafter became drowsy, clumsy, and was slurring her speech. She was seen by a resident at the … Continued

Case #1045: Aneurysm

Verdict/Settlement $1,200,000 Summary On October 13, the Plaintiff, returned to her home from her employment suffering with a new onset, severe headache. She called her Defendant physician and requested to be seen. In response, the Defendant office made an appointment for October 17. At that time, the Plaintiff had the following signs and symptoms: she complained … Continued

Case #4032 Medical Negligence Lead to Brain Injury

Verdict/Settlement $1,200,000 Summary On October 13, the Plaintiff returned to her home from her employment suffering with a new onset, severe headache.  She called her Defendant physician, and requested to be seen.  In response, the Defendant’s office made an appointment for October 17.  At that time, she had the following signs and symptoms:  she complained … Continued

Case #4046 Pulmonary Embolus Resulting in Death

Verdict/Settlement $1,200,000 Summary On May 1, the Plaintiff’s Decedent experienced acute onset of severe shortness of breath, chest pressure as well as numbness and tingling in her arms while driving her car.  She lost consciousness and was transported to the Defendant Hospital by emergency personnel.  While in the emergency room, she again experienced the same … Continued

Case #4021 Undiagnosed and Untreated Molar Pregnancy Lead to Malignancy

Verdict/Settlement $1,070,636 Summary In July, the Plaintiff presented to the Defendant for a gynecologic procedure.  She was diagnosed with a molar pregnancy and instructed to obtain three beta hCG studies and a chest x-ray before her follow up appointment in two weeks.  The Plaintiff underwent the chest x-ray, which was normal.  She underwent the blood … Continued

Case #1092: Surgical Errors

Verdict/Settlement $1,045,000 Summary On September 26, Plaintiff, a 64 year old male, presented to the Defendant Hospital and reported low back pain and symptomatology which had worsened. A prior MRI confirmed disc pathology at L4-5 and S1. After examination, the Defendant’s personnel advised the Claimant to undergo surgery for correction of his condition. After a pre-operative … Continued

Case #4025 Doctor Negligence Leads to Death From Undiagnosed and Untreated Aortic Dissection

Verdict/Settlement $1,000,000 Summary On November 7, the Decedent, age 43, saw the Defendant Physician.  On presentation, the Decedent demonstrated signs and symptoms indicative of an aortic aneurysm/dissection (i.e. chest pain, evidence of pericardial effusion, aortic regurgitation, in addition to aortic dilatation).  The Plaintiff alleged that the Decedent required a CT scan with contrast, an MRI … Continued

Case #4027 Violation of Standards of Care Results in Death

Verdict/Settlement $1,000,000 Summary On March 21, the Plaintiff’s Decedent presented to the Defendant Ob/Gyn for a routine prenatal visit.  Upon examination, she was found to be 6-7 centimeters dilated, and was sent to the Defendant Hospital’s labor and delivery suite for evaluation.   The Plaintiff’s Decedent delivered her son by cesarean section at approximately 12:50 … Continued

Case #4029 Doctor Negligence

Verdict/Settlement $1,000,000 Summary On April 2, the Plaintiff, who was 53 years old at the time, was admitted to the Defendant Hospital for elective cervical laminectomy. By April 16, the Plaintiff returned because her incision which was painful, red and draining purulent material.  Accordingly, the surgeon cultured fluid, which revealed a heavy growth of Staph … Continued

Case #4041 Colon Perforations Caused by Surgical Error

Verdict/Settlement $1,000,000 Summary On April 27, the Claimant, was admitted to the Defendant Hospital for the purposes of donating a kidney to his brother.  At that time, he was in perfect health, and was admitted to the hospital for no purpose other than to provide his brother with a needed kidney. During the course of … Continued

Case #4049 Delayed Cancer Diagnosis Lead to Death

Verdict/Settlement $1,000,000 Summary The Plaintiffs’ Decedent was a patient at high risk for the development of cervical cancer.  She saw the Defendant health care providers for an examination, which included taking a history of gynecological history and performance of a pap smear.  The pap smear showed abnormalities which, these Defendants failed to accurately interpret.  Accurate … Continued

Case #4043 Misdiagnosis of Angina

Verdict/Settlement $1,000,000 Summary On January 3, the Plaintiffs’ Decedent went to the Defendant Emergency Room at the Defendant Hospital complaining of severe chest pain radiating across her chest wall and into her back as well.  An EKG taken at this time was absolutely abnormal, and required health care providers caring for her to admit to … Continued