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Expert Testimony Not Required To Establish Pain And Suffering

Dr. LaSpisa, an oral surgeon, extracted several of Nicole Thompson’s teeth. She subsequently developed an infection that was not diagnosed or treated for two days. She developed painful cellulitis and was hospitalized for IV antibiotic treatment. She was discharged from the hospital after five days…medicalmalpracticelawyers.com, Illinois Appellate Court Rules Expert Testimony May Not Be Required To Establish Pain And Suffering In Medical Malpractice Claims, Oct 2023

$16M Jail Health Care Malpractice Verdict

In 2016, the inmate, a 44-year-old married woman with three children, was diagnosed with pneumonia but there was an unnecessary delay in transferring her to a hospital for treatment, which resulted in the woman becoming septic, which resulted in her death in the emergency room…medicalmalpracticelawyers.com, $16M Jail Health Care Malpractice Verdict, Oct 2023

Hospital Not Entitled To Summary Judgment For Surgeon’s Negligence

On March 16, 2018, plaintiff, Barbara Stempniak, presented to the emergency department of Garden City Hospital with complaints of severe abdominal pain. The emergency department staff diagnosed Stempniak with cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder) and admitted her to the hospital….medicalmalpracticelawyers.com, Michigan Appellate Court Affirms Hospital Not Entitled To Summary Judgment For Surgeon’s Negligence, Oct 2023

Supreme Court Affirms $10M Punitive Damages In Wrongful Death Case

John Dewy West, Jr. was 59 years old on June 4, 2014 when he accidently sliced most of the tip of his left thumb off when he was using a table saw in his shop. He drove himself to the emergency room of Springhill Memorial Hospital (“SMH”) where a surgeon was able to operate and save his thump up to the nail bed….medicalmalpracticelawyers.com, Alabama Supreme Court Affirms $10M Punitive Damages In Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Case, Sep 2023

$3.5M Verdict Against Doctor for Failing to Recognize Man’s Heart Attack

The verdict comprised entirely noneconomic damages, and the plaintiff’s attorney attributed the result to the plaintiff’s efforts to take responsibility for his own health…law.com, $3.5M Verdict Against Doctor for Failing to Recognize Man’s Heart Attack, Aleeza Furman, Oct 2023

$4M Verdict For Ureter Cut During Hysterectomy

Tammy Sisson was 55-years-old when she had a total laparoscopic hysterectomy on October 23, 2017. The surgeon negligently cut her right ureter during the procedure, allegedly because he failed to identify pelvic structures…medicalmalpracticelawyers.com, $4M Rhode Island Medical Malpractice Verdict For Ureter Cut During Hysterectomy, Sep 2023

$16.1M Verdict For Brain Damage After Gallbladder Surgery

It’s a case that’s sent shock waves throughout the legal community: A record-setting 16-million-dollar malpractice verdict — in favor of a man who suffered severe complications after what should have been a routine surgery….newschannel5.com, In a record-setting verdict, $16.1 million was awarded to a man who suffered brain damage after surgery, Nick Beres, Sep 2023

$3M For Delayed Treatment Of Knee Infection Following Surgery

Although the repair surgery was successful, he experienced pain and his knee was red, swollen, and was warm to the touch one week later, on August 15, 2018. His condition continued to worsen over the course of two days…medicalmalpracticelawyers.com, $3M Virginia Medical Malpractice Verdict For Delayed Treatment Of Knee Infection Following Surgery, Sep 2023

$9.7M Verdict For Death From Infected Surgical Wound

The patient, a 41-year-old mother of two teenagers, underwent an outpatient surgical procedure after which she developed an infection in the surgical wound. Days after her follow-up appointment with her surgeon, she began feeling ill…medicalmalpracticelawyers.com, $9.7M Michigan Medical Malpractice Verdict For Death From Infected Surgical Wound, Sep 2023

Clinic Responsible for Misdiagnosing Newborn’s Meningitis, Must Pay Millions

The story of the jury verdict begins in 2013, when the boy, Johnny Galligan, was just 8 days old. Alarmed by the newborn’s crying, lack of appetite, and fever, his parents, Alina and Steve Galligan, brought him to Essentia-Health-Ashland Clinic, located in Memorial Medical Center, in Ashland, Wisconsin…medscape.com, Clinic Responsible for Misdiagnosing Newborn’s Meningitis, Must Pay Millions, May 2023

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