Failure To Diagnose Head Trauma – $10.73 Million Verdict
In favor of our client, a young girl, and against the hospital, which failed to promptly diagnose and treat the effects of head trauma that she suffered after she was hit by a car while crossing the street. As a result, the child lost all vision and remains permanently blind. We proved that the emergency room should have taken cat scans which would have revealed that there was pressure on the child’s brain, requiring emergency surgery. Had the surgery, (placement of a shunt) been performed, the child’s vision would have been spared.
Birth Related Injury – $5 Million Recovered
Brain damage suffered by a 3-day-old baby when physicians and hospital staff did not properly treat symptoms including a distended stomach.
Failure to Diagnose Aortic Dissection – $3.5 Million Recovered
A 38-year-old firefighter died from a ruptured aorta after he was improperly released from a hospital even though he had continuous chest pains.
Failure to Diagnose Meningitis – $3.2 Million Settlement
Reached at trial for our client, an infant twin, who suffered brain damage. We claimed that a hospital and the infant’s doctor were negligent in not properly diagnosing a baby’s meningitis. Had it been promptly diagnosed and treated, we alleged that brain damage would not have occurred.
Failure to Diagnose Diabetes – $2.9 Million Recovered
Death of a 26-year-old married father of two because his condition of diabetes was not recognized or investigated by the doctors treating him.
Failure to Diagnose Meningitis – $2.5 Million Recovered
Hospital doctors failed to properly investigate symptoms of a newborn baby including rapid breathing and fevers resulting in a delay in diagnosing meningitis and permanent brain damage.
Failure to Diagnose Heart Disease – $2.35 Million Recovered
Death of a 48-year-old man, married with one child, when his primary care physician failed to follow up and refer the patient to a cardiologist even though several prior EKGs showed that he had suffered a silent heart attack.
Failure to Diagnose DVT – $1.95 Million Recovered
A 44-year-old, married and father of four, died after his primary care physician failed to work up the signs and symptoms of deep vein thrombosis after he suffered an ankle injury resulting in the development of a pulmonary embolism causing his death.
Failure to Diagnose Impending Stroke – $1.9 Million Recovered
A 59 year old man’s primary care physician failed to recognize the signs of an impending hemorrhagic stroke leading to a debilitating brain bleed. The decedent then died of sepsis through the negligence of a rehabilitation facility to which he was subsequently admitted.
Delay in Performing Surgery – $1.75 Million Settlement
Reached on the eve of trial for our client, a government-employed architect, and against the hospital where he was treated for injuries he suffered in a motor vehicle accident. We claimed that our client suffered permanent brain damage as a result of the delay in treatment.
Failure to Diagnose Heart Disease – $1.75 Million Recovered
Death of a 42-year-old married father of one child due to his primary care physician’s failure to follow up on complaints of chest pain and signs of an impending heart attack.
Failure to Diagnose Urinary Reflux – $1.75 Million Recovered
Physician failed to timely diagnose and treat the condition of urinary reflux resulting in damage to the solitary kidney of a 12-year-old girl. The delayed diagnosis caused the girl to suffer renal scarring, reduced renal function and increased the likelihood that she will need to be on dialysis and/or have a kidney transplant.
Failure to Diagnose Pneumonia – $1.55 Million Recovered
A 53-year-old mother of four died when hospital doctors failed to diagnose her pneumonia and gave her the wrong medication.
Failure to Diagnose Eye infection – $1.25 Million Recovered
Physicians at an ophthalmology clinic were negligent in failing to timely diagnose and properly treat an eye infection resulting in the loss of a 40-year-old man’s eye. The delayed diagnosis and treatment allowed the infection to spread to such extent that the affected eye could not be saved.
Failure to Diagnose Herpes Encephalitis – $1.2 Million Recovered
The decedent was a 28-year old, single, man who presented to a hospital suffering from seizures and fever. The doctors failed to empirically treat him with antibiotics and anti-viral medications leading to his death due to herpes encephalitis. He was survived by an infant son.
Failure to Diagnose Pulmonary Embolism – $1 Million Recovered
49-year-old, married woman and mother of two, died as a result of the hospital’s failure to diagnose the signs and symptoms of a pulmonary embolism.
Failure to Diagnose Heart Disease – $1 Million Recovered
Hospital’s failure to properly treat and diagnose complaints of a 30-year-old married patient and father of one, of difficulty breathing and chest pain, resulted in his arrest due to pulmonary embolism, minutes after discharged from hospital as “stable”.
*These results do not guarantee a similar outcome.