$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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$600,000 VERDICT IN BRACHIAL PLEXUS CASE

BIRTH INJURY Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Failure to Perform Caesarian Section and Excessive Traction Results in Permanent Brachial Plexus Injury. At her first pre – natal visit the M om’s medical history was significant for PIH, glysuria during previous pregnancy with macrosomic infant who weighed 4,530 grams at 39 weeks. Upon admission for delivery fetal macrosomia was noted with an estimated fetal weight of 10 to 11 pounds. The Mo m’s total weight gain was 57 pounds. Prior history of macrosomic infant was noted. The plan was to continue expectant management of vaginal delivery with possible shoulder dystocia precautions (EFW 10
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$400,000 VERDICT IN WRONGFUL DEATH CASE

BIRTH INJURY Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Failure to Perform Caesarian Section and Excessive Traction Results in Permanent Brachial Plexus Injury. Ms. Melanson had been a patient of Dr. William Damon. Prior to June 1995, Dr. Damon treated Ms. Melanson for a number of conditions. In June 1995, Ms. Melanson was treated at the Emergency Room for complaints of abdominal pain. When Ms. Melanson went to see Dr. Damon on June 26, 1995 to follow up on her hospital visit, he referred her for a C. T. scan, which showed evidence of inflammatory changes surrounding her cecum. Lab tests conducted around that
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$849, 325 (with interest) VERDICT IN BASIL CELL CARCINOMA MISDIAGNOSIS CASE

BREAST CANCER Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Delay in Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Worsens Prognosis and Results in Wrongful Death. At the time of the Plaintiff’s first visit with Dr. Mensch she was complaining of a sore on the nose since Christmas as well as a mole on her chin and back. The Plaintiff informed the doctor that at she had a positive family history, which included a father, and brother who had suffered from basal cell carcinoma of the nose. The Defendant removed the moles but there was no notation in the medical record regarding the state of the sore on
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