$1,000,000.00 Settlement in WRONGFUL DEATH CASE Medical Malpractice Trial Report

FAILURE TO PERFORM TESTS RESULTS IN WRONGFUL DEATH. Following an auto accident on June 7, 1995 the deceased was admitted to a hospital under the care of an orthopedic surgeon for traumatic injuries. At the hospital she was also seen in consultation by the trauma service for evaluation of pelvis and abdomen. At the no time there were radiology reports that indicated concern about the integrity of the bowel contents and rectum. Subsequent visits by the trauma service physicians and orthopedic surgeon did not answer the radiology concerns. The deceased began to exhibit severe abdominal distention and pain. She subsequently
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$1,375,000.00 VERDICT IN BRACHIAL PLEXUS CASE Medical Malpractice Trial Report* (as reported in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly)

BIRTH INJURY Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Excessive Traction Results in Permanent Brachial Plexus Injury. The mother was admitted to the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital for pitocin induction of labor for labile hypertension with complaints of headache. Estimated fetal weight by clinical exam was 8 pounds. She was admitted at 19:55 with a cervical exam of 4cm dilation/80 percent effaced and minus 2 station. Her pregnancy blood sugar control evaluated with hemoglobin Ale of 9/9/03 of 5.8. She had an epidural for pain management. An insulin drip was initiated for blood sugar control. Artificial rupture of membranes for augmentation of labor was
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SETTLEMENT IN BRAIN DAMAGED INFANT/BRACHIAL PLEXUS CASE IS $2,000,000.00

BIRTH INJURY Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Failure to Appreciate Fetal Distress and Excessive Traction Results in Brain Damage, Cerebral Palsy and Permanent Brachial Plexus Injury. On her first pre – natal visit Mom reported that one of her sister’s was a gestational diabetic and her other sister was an insulin dependent diabetic. At the next pre – natal appointment Mom weighed 143 pounds and was reported to be 5 feet tall. During the course of the pregnancy, Mom gained 50 pounds, had abnormal glucose tests and had fundal heights that were consistently higher than the weeks of gestation. The one –
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$6,500,000 SETTLEMENT IN ANESTHESIA CASE RESULTING IN BRAIN DAMAGE* (Structured Settlement payout of $45,000,000)

ANESTHESIA Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Failure to Monitor Anesthesia Results in Brain Damage. The Plaintiff, age 7, was admitted to the Hospital for the performance of a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. The morning of the surgery the Plaintiff’s father met with the Anesthesiologist briefly. The Anesthesiologist never told the family that the Nurse Anesthetist would actually be inducing anesthesia and monitoring the Plaintiff during the surgery, and that he, the Anesthesiologist would not be physically in the operating room for the majority of the time. After intubation and induction, the Anesthesiologist left the operating room leaving the Plaintiff to be monitored by
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SETTLEMENT IN BRAIN DAMAGED INFANT/BRACHIAL PLEXUS CASE IS $1,700,000.00

BIRTH INJURY Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Failure to Appreciate Fetal Distress and Excessive Traction Results in Brain Damage, Cerebral Palsy and Permanent Brachial Plexus Injury. The Mom’s first baby, a daughter, was born with a weight of 8 pounds 4 ounces with vacuum assistance and forceps. For that delivery, Mom was induced at 41+ weeks for recorded fetal macrosomia. The first delivery was performed with low forceps and a 4 th degree episiotomy. For the delivery of her next child Mom had labor induced. During the labor and delivery there were repeated instances of variable and late decelerations on the fetal
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VERDICT IN BRACHIAL PLEXUS CASE IS $2,400,000.00

BIRTH INJURY Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Excessive Traction Results in Permanent Brachial Plexus Injury. Mom was admitted to the hospital at 5:47 a.m. under the care of a nurse midwife . At 6:16 a.m., she was fully dilated, +2 station. She was noted to be having strong contractions and very active pushing. The baby progressed to crowing, with audible FHR at 120 to 140. Delivery of head was accomplished at 6:29 a.m. and shoulder dystocia was determined. The baby was suctioned and initially no cord was palpated. Nurse Wright attempted to delivery the shoulders in usual manner with difficulty; backup was
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$1,000.000 SETTLEMENT IN BRACHIAL PLEXUS CASE

BIRTH INJURY Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Excessive Traction Results in Permanent Brachial Plexus Injury. The Plaintiff was an 18 year old with a twin gestation pregnancy. A urine culture was reported as positive for ecoli bacteria. During the visit a seven – day prescription of amoxicillin was ordered. The following day the Plaintiff presented for a scheduled ultrasound. The ultrasound technician noted the Plaintiff was nauseous and vomiting all day, and that she vomited two basins of green fluid while in the ultrasound room. In addition the Plaintiff was febrile to 102. 4 as well as complaining of back pain. In
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$1,000,0000 SETTLEMENT IN BREAST CANCER MISDIAGNOSIS CASE

BREAST CANCER Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Delay in Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Worsens Prognosis. At a routine office visit the patient’s doctor noted a small lump on the left breast. No further testing was ordered by way of mammogram or biopsy and no definitive diagnosis was made. The doctor recommended a careful diet, exercise and a decrease in caffeine. The doctor assured the patient that the nodule was not worthy of additional examination and that the likelihood of cancer given her overall health and age was low. Several months later the breast nodule was again appreciated and the patient was instructed
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SETTLEMENT IN BRAIN DAMAGED INFANT/BRACHIAL PLEXUS CASE IS $1,500,000.00

BIRTH INJURY Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Failure to Appreciate Fetal Distress Results in Brain Damage and Cerebral Palsy. This was the first pregnancy for the 28 – year – old Mom. The pregnancy was eventful for the following conditions: maternal obesity; maternal smoking; pruritis; excessive weight gain; urinary tract infection, reflux, macrosomia, induction for macrosomia. The pregnancy was well dated by clinical and ultrasound dating. At 40 weeks an ultrasound was performed and showed a fetal weight of 4090 grams. An induction was then planned on the basis on fetal macrosomia. The induction failed after 11 hours and the Mom was
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$7,100,000 (with interest) VERDICT IN BREAST CANCER MISDIAGNOSIS CASE

BREAST CANCER Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Delay in Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Worsens Prognosis and Results in Wrongful Death. Mrs. Manuppelli first began to treat with the Defendant Dr. Berman in 1970 for obstetrics and gynecology. On April 6, 1987, Mrs. Manuppelli had a scheduled office visit with Dr. Berman after she found a palpable lump in the right breast. Dr. Berman sent Mrs. Manuppelli for a bi lateral mammogram. The mammogram did indicate that Mrs. Manuppelli had dense breasts, but was reported as unremarkable otherwise. The mammogram and ultrasound was read as suggestive of a cyst. Mrs. Manuppelli next saw
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