Landmark Achievements

Birth Injury - $13,902,000

After admission, a baby's heart monitor showed signs of fetal distress. These signs were ignored by the baby's doctor and no cesarean delivery was offered. The baby was born clinging to life. Upon resuscitation, the baby was discovered to have a devastating brain injury that will keep her quadripalegic for the remainder of her life. The child can think and learn, but she has no use of her arms or legs.
The jury awarded $1,800,000 to the parents and $12,102,000 to the child for her injuries and damages.

Birth Injury - $10,000,000

A woman having her first child had complications involving the interpretation of the baby's heart rate monitor. As a result, the child suffered a brain injury resulting in the diagnosis of cerebral palsy.
The family received compensation that, when structured, will provide over $10,000,000 in the child's lifetime; allowing the family to move into a handicap accessible house and provide in home care for the child throughout her life.

Birth Injury - $8,900,000

$8,900,000 was awarded against a major health facility for brain injuries to a child during the birthing process.

Brain Injury - $8,250,000

An elderly man underwent a cardiac procedure and developed blood around his heart following the procedure. The complication was not timely diagnosed and the patient ended up with severe brain damage.
A jury awarded the patient and his wife $8,250,000.

Birth Injury - $7,500,000

During the course of the prolonged labor the baby's heart rate pattern became non-reassuring. The nurses' warnings to the doctor fell on deaf ears. The nurses failed to go up the chain of command to protect the baby. As a result, the baby was born with severe brain damage and was subsequently diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
The family and child received $7,500,000 in compensation.

Birth Injury - $7,000,000

An ultrasound examination performed four days prior to a child's birth showed decreased fetal movement. This decreased fetal movement was not acted upon properly, resulting in the birth of a child with severe physical and developmental limitations.
The family and child received payments that will total over $7,000,000.

Wrongful Death – Pediatric Malpractice $7,000,000

A young girl was admitted to a hospital for diagnosis of a blood disorder. The signs and symptoms of progression were overlooked in the hospital until it was too late to save the child's life.
The family received $7,000,000 in compensation.

Wrongful Death – Prescription Malpractice $6,000,000

A 54 year old man recovering from surgery was given a paralytic by mistake. Without a ventilator, the patient could not breathe and he suffocated to death.
The family received $6,000,000 in compensation.

Birth Injury - $5,000,000

A mother and her husband were expecting the birth of their 3rd. During labor, the fetal monitor strips showed signs the baby was not receiving enough oxygen. These signs were ignored and the labor continued, resulting in the vaginal birth of a brain damaged baby. This brain damage was subsequently diagnosed as cerebral palsy.
The child and her family received $5,000,000.

Paralysis – Birthing Injury $5,000,000

A woman came in to give birth and was found to be paralyzed from the mid chest down following the birth of her baby. She obtained over $5,000,000 in compensation for this injured woman.

Radiation Therapy Malpractice - $4,000,000

In the treatment of cancer, doctors placed radiation pellets for treatment. The pellets were misplaced and instead of treating the cancer, the pellets caused radiation poisoning to the patient which will require ongoing medical care for the remainder of the patient's life
The patient and his family received nearly $4,000,000 in compensation.

Brain Injury- Medical Malpractice $4,000,000

A 72 year old man was hooked to carbon dioxide instead of oxygen following surgery. The mistake went unrecognized for 20 minutes while the doctor tried to resuscitate the patient. The patient suffered irreversible brain damage and died after 6 months of suffering.
The family received $4,000,000 in compensation.

Wrongful Death – Medical Malpractce $3,750,000

A middle aged person was admitted for treatment of an acute asthma attack. The signs of the attack recurring and being treated were missed. The patient arrested, was revived, suffered brain damage, and subsequently death.
The family received $3,750,000.

Wrongful Death – Emergency Room Malpractice $2,600,000

A first generation immigrant couple brought their young 10 month old son to the emergency room for fear of dehydration. The emergency room misevaluated the need for admission and sent the boy home where he died.
A jury awarded the family $2,600,000 in compensation.

Wrongful Death – Hospital Malpractice $2,500,000

A 46 year old married man underwent heart surgery and was placed in the ICU following surgery. Unfortunately, the ICU was not staffed with a physician overnight and when the man began to awaken from his anesthesia, he became restless and the endotracheal tube which was providing him oxygen became dislodged. By the time a doctor could respond and replace the tube, the man had gone over 9 minutes without adequate oxygen.
A jury awarded the man's widow and his family $2,500,000 in compensation.

Wrongful Death – Medical Malpractice $1,250,000

A man with a prior history of heart disease arrived at the emergency room in the midst of chest pain; arm pain, and sweating. Instead of being taken back to the emergency department, the man and his wife were asked to wait in the waiting room. The wife continued to ask for help, but none came until her husband collapsed in the waiting room, beyond the ability of the doctors to resuscitate him.
The wife received $1,250,000 in compensation

Wrongful Death - Medical Malpractice $1,200,000

A woman with no husband and adult children had knee replacement surgery. As she was recovering in the hospital, her bowels were not moving. She began bleeding internally and this fact was missed until she ultimately coded and was beyond the point of being successfully resuscitated.
The family received $1,200,000 in compensation.

Birth Injury $1,200,000

A baby was injured following a birth in which her shoulders became stuck after the delivery of her head. Her mother had many risk factors that suggested that she may have been too big to be delivered vaginally. The Obstetrician failed to offer her mother a cesarean delivery and her shoulders got stuck in the birth canal upon delivery. The doctor then pulled down on her head and tore the nerves from her spine, leaving her without the use of one arm for her entire life.
A jury awarded her $1,200,000 in compensation

Wrongful Death – Medical Malpractice $1,200,000

A middle aged woman presented to a community hospital with complaints of stomach pain. She was admitted but diagnosis of her underlying gastrointestinal bleed was delayed. Ultimately, she arrested and died as a result of the delay.
The family received $1,200,000 in compensation.

Wrongful Death – Medical Malpractice $1,200,000

A 66 year old woman developed a leak at the site where her intestines had been sewn back together. The leak went un-diagnosed and she was sent home. The next day, the woman returned. X-rays were delayed and her condition worsened to the point where she collapsed; suffered irreversible brain damage and passed.
The family received $1,200,000 in compensation.

Wrongful Death – Medical Malpractice $2,000,000

A young man in a car accident was placed into a medically induced coma and given food and insulin by IV. The food was stopped by order of the doctor; unfortunately, the insulin was continued, causing the young man to go into a diabetic coma and irreversibly injure his brain to the point where his parents had to decide to remove him from life support.
The young man's family received $2,000,000 in compensation.

Medical Malpractice – Radiology $2,000,000

A young man presented to his physician with problems related to growth in his teenage years. Radiology films were misread leading to an improper diagnosis of his condition. Because of the misdiagnosis, the young man will require supplemental growth hormone for the remainder for his life.

Medical Malpractice – Failure to Diagnose Cardiac Condition $2,000,000

A 59 year old man died as a result of a heart attack. The man had been seeing his physician with signs, symptoms, and risk factors for coronary artery disease. These symptoms were ignored by the physician until it was too late.
The family received $2,000,000 in compensation.

Medical Malpractice – Surgical Malpractice $2,000,000

A man was diagnosed with heart disease and operated upon at the local hospital. During surgery, the doctor improperly sewed one of the bypasses, resulting in an occlusion. Following surgery, the doctor ordered an EKG on admission to the ICU which would have discovered the problem but was not performed. The ensuing delay caused the patient to have a heart attack in the ICU; have repeat surgery, and suffer blindness and brain damage.
A jury awarded the highest malpractice verdict award in the county's history in the amount of $2,000,000.

Wrongful Death – Medical Malpractice $2,000,000

A middle aged patient presented to the hospital with signs and symptoms of a blood clot that had traveled to his lungs. The physician failed to recognize the symptoms and begin proper treatment, resulting in the patient's death.
The family received $2,000,000 in compensation.

Product Liability – Defective Motor Vehicle $2,000,000

A 30 year old man was working under the hood of his pickup. The man was struck in the face by a blade from the defective engine cooling fan. Left with a permanent facial scar and the loss of one eye.

Medical Malpractice – Failure to Diagnose Infection $2,000,000

A diabetic presented with signs and symptoms of an infection. These signs and symptoms were misdiagnosed and mistreated. By the time the correct diagnosis was made, the patient required a bilateral leg amputation.
The patient and her family received $2,000,000.

Wrongful Death - Medical Malpractice $1,900,000

A middle aged man presented with risk factors for cardiac disease. The signs & symptoms were misdiagnosed and the patient was discharged, dying within 24 hours of the cardiac problem.
The family received $1,900,000.

Wrongful Death - Medical Malpractice $1,900,000

A middle aged patient received an aortic valve replacement. Following surgery, the hospital personnel failed to recognize the signs and symptoms of the valve leaking, resulting in cardiac arrest and the patient's death.
The family received $1,900,000.

Wrongful Death – Medical Malpractice $1,800,000

A middle aged patient presented to the hospital with signs and symptoms of a blood clot that had traveled to his lungs. The physician failed to recognize the symptoms and begin proper treatment, resulting in the patient's death.
The family received $1,800,000 in compensation.

Medical Malpractice – Neurosurgery $1,800,000

A middle aged patient required brain surgery. During that surgery, a less than careful technique was employed and the patient was permanently injured.
The patient received $1,800,000.

Product Liability – Medical Device $1,800,000

A middle aged patient required brain surgery. During that surgery, a less than careful technique was employed and the patient was permanently injured. The injury was caused in large part due to a product that was sold to the physician for the wrong purpose.
The patient received $1,800,000.

Medical Malpractice – Perforated Bowel $1,750,000

Following female surgery, a young woman developed a post operative bowel obstruction that went un-diagnosed until it ruptured.
The woman survived but had multiple surgeries to correct the problems and will be plagued with incontinence of stool for the remainder of her life.
A judge awarded her $1,750,000 in compensation.

Birth Injury $1,750,000

Pre-natal ultrasounds and other risk factors indicated that the baby was at increased risk for her shoulders getting stuck in the birth canal following the delivery of her head. These risk factors were ignored and her shoulders indeed got stuck in the birth canal. Her doctor then pulled down on her head and tore the nerves from her spinal cord to her shoulder, leaving her without the use of one arm for the entirety of her life.
The Jury awarded $1,750,000 in compensation.

Wrongful Death – Medical Malpractice $1,500,000

A young woman was prepared to give birth to her first child. Late in the pregnancy she developed an outbreak of herpes. This infection became systemic and the treatment delayed due to a misdiagnosis of the condition resulting in the death of both the mother and the child.
The family received $1,500,000 in compensation.

Wrongful Death – Medical Malpractice $1,500,000

A middle aged man presented with risk factors for cardiac disease. The signs & symptoms were misdiagnosed and the patient was discharged, dying within 24 hours of the cardiac problem.
The family received $1,500,000.