Medical Malpractice Causes Needless Double Mastectomy

A medical malpractice lawsuit ended in victory for it's California plaintiff. In 2007, Ana Jimenez-Salgado, received the news that cells obtained from a biopsy of breast tissue were cancerous, leading her medical providers at a Los Angeles county hospital to perform a double mastectomy. But when she later went to undergo reconstructive surgery, the hospital pathologists examined the remaining tissue and determined she never had cancer. She filed a lawsuit and was awarded $198,000 for a grave misdiagnosis. Negligence befell the hospital when they failed to closely examine outside pathology reports, or even perform their own tests to ensure … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Verdict of $22.6 Million for Cincinnati Family

A Cincinnati family was recently awarded $22.6 million for medical malpractice that resulted in birth injuries and permanent defects. Negligent Delivery Room Practices Caused Irreversible Defects Heather Grow was about to give birth to her first child. During her pregnancy, she was told that she had a narrow pelvic arch, which meant there was a likelihood that a vaginal birth would not be possible. On the day of her daughter Cassie's birth, Dr. Lisa Yang and her colleagues administered drugs and forced the kind of birth deemed nearly impossible early on in Heather's pregnancy. The drugs administered were supposed to assist the … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Win $3 Million Verdict in New York

A New york Jury has recently awarded a $3 million verdict to 18 year old Marlayna Kineke, a young woman who suffered a serious brain injury due to medical malpractice during her childbirth 18 years ago. Negligent Doctor Causes Permanent Injury Dr. Stephen Serlin was summoned at 5am on February 24th, 1993 to perform an emergency C-section for Marlayna's mother, Dawn Kineke. He did not arrive at the hospital until 7am, and the procedure didn't begin until 8:14am. In that time, Marlayna suffered fetal asphyxia from umbilical cord compression within the womb, which caused cerebral palsy and a host of additional developmental … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Verdict of 19.2 Million Awarded in Florida

In Lee County, Florida, medical malpractice attorneys won a $19.2 million verdict in a medical malpractice suit regarding now 3.5 year-old Kiarra Smith. Medical Malpractice at HealthPark Medical Center Kiarra Smith was born 3 months pre-mature and weighed only one and half pounds. Life began as a struggle for the tiny infant. Fifteen days after her birth, Kiarra was given an extreme dosage of nutrients, over 100 times her prescribed dose. The error led to cardiac arrest and other severe complications, including blindness. Kiarra is permanently injured as a result of the overdose, and will spend the rest of her life in need of … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorney’s Victory Upheld

An Ohio judge refused to order a new medical malpractice trial at the behest of defense attorneys this past Wednesday in the case of 10 year-old Haley Cobb. Medical Malpractice Attorneys Get Birth Injury Victory Haley Cobb was diagnosed with cerebral palsy shortly after her vaginal birth. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the doctor, Dr. Tara Shipman, should have performed a c-section. Failure to do so caused oxygen deprivation to Haley's brain, and led to cerebral palsy. A 15 day trial in October won Haley's parents, Okey and Debra Cobb, $13.9 million dollars. Also enforced was a $6.5 million dollar settlement the Cobb's … [Read more...]

Personal Injury Verdict in Arizona Awards $1.9 Million

Alexis and Mark Breyer, a husband and wife law team, won over an Arizona jury in a personal injury trial involving a plumber and a staircase. The jury awarded the plaintiff $1.9 million dollars for injuries sustained from the accident. Attorney Mark Breyer said of the victory: "when a jury follows the law and holds companies responsible for their failures to protect workers on the job site, it is a great day not only for our client, but for all construction workers in Arizona." Faulty Staircase Leads to Personal Injury In 2007, the plaintiff was working as a plumber on a construction site under a general contractor and … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Negligence Ends in Resident Disappearance and Large Verdict

The Pheasant Point Retirement and Asisted Living Residence in Molalla, Oregon was home to 75 year old Ruby Larson. Ruby was admitted to the home in May of 2007, suffering from dementia, short-term memory loss, and disorientation. She had no recollection of her own medical needs, and had a history of wandering off. The staff at Pheasant Point was aware of Ruby's condition, as well as the inherent risks associated with it. During her stay there, Ruby wandered off 4 seperate times. The fourth time, July 23, 2007, she never returned. Teams from three surrounding counties searched and found nothing. She was declared legally dead by judge's order … [Read more...]