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The family of a 6-year-old boy with brain damage has settled a medical malpractice lawsuit for $30 million involving a doctor who allegedly performed several experimental surgeries on the patient.
The final and 25th surgery performed by the doctor left the child with an irreversible brain injury and cerebral palsy. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-rush-medical-malpractice-settlement-0223-biz-20160222-story.html
A DeKalb County jury has returned a $3 million verdict in a case involving a 64-year-old woman who died shortly after what her lawyers said was a routine surgical procedure.
Brenda Davis went into surgery to have an ovarian cyst removed, but during the procedure her bowel was pierced, her lawyers said. The gynecological surgeon failed to adequately inspect Davis’ bowel for cuts — a danger of this surgery — and then mishandled her complaints after the procedure. http://legal.blog.ajc.com/2016/01/26/dekalb-jury-awards-3-million-in-medical-malpractice-case/
A Philadelphia jury awarded to $44.1 million a women who suffered a brain hemorrhage while being treated at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
The jury found the hospital 65 percent liable and the doctor 35 percent liable for failing to recognize the patient’s adverse reaction to heparin, an anticoagulant medication, which she received after being treated for a benign tumor on tissue covering her brain. The brain hemorrhage caused a catastrophic brain injury, which left Tate significantly paralyzed. http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/morning_roundup/2016/04/hup-penn-medical-malpractice-44million-andrea-tate.html
Federal Jury Awards $9 Million In Medical Malpractice Case
That is what occurred in recent case that resulted in a $9 million award to the surviving family members of a 40 year old mother of six who lost her own life and that of her unborn child at a Chicago hospital. The patient – who was seven months pregnant at the time – presented to the hospital with a chief complaint of shortness of breath. She was diagnosed with pneumonia but kept in a regular room instead of being transferred to the intensive care unit and without being given any substantive treatment, according to the lawsuit. When her condition worsened, nurses tried to contact her doctor by phone but were no successful. The suit alleged that instead of transferring her, the nurses did nothing. Approximately one hour after the nurses’ last call to the doctor, the patient was found unresponsive and could not be revived. Upon an emergency cesarean-section, the child was delivered still-born. https://www.marylandmedicalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/2016/07/federal-jury-awards-9-million-medical-malpractice-case.html
$4.25 million medical malpractice settlement as Pa. mom loses twins
The lawsuit alleged doctors failed to properly monitor a mother for preeclampsia -- a serious medical condition characterized by high blood pressure. The mother suffered a seizure, which caused the placenta to detach from her womb. The fetuses, who were at 33.4 weeks' gestation, were stillborn. the judge said the public's right to know outweighed concerns defense attorneys raised that the disclosure would discourage hospitals and physicians from settling malpractice cases in the future, the newspaper reported.
Jury hits U. of C. hospital with $53 million malpractice verdict
Cook County jury has awarded $53 million to a 12-year-old Hickory Hills boy and his mother in a 2013 lawsuit filed against the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was born with a serious brain injury. The jury's award to Lisa and Isaiah Ewing includes $28.8 million for future caretaking expenses. The child has severe cerebral palsy, is in a wheelchair, and needs his mother to feed and clothe him. Their lawsuit outlined about 20 alleged missteps by doctors and nurses after Ewing arrived about 40 weeks pregnant at the hospital and was experiencing less movement by her baby. The mistakes, the lawsuit alleged, included the failures to carefully monitor mother and baby, perform a timely cesarean section, follow a chain of command, obtain accurate cord blood gases, and be aware of abnormal fetal heart rate patterns that indicated distress to the baby, including hypoxia, or a drop in the supply of oxygen. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-u-of-c-malpractice-verdict-0701-biz-20160630-story.html