$2.5M Med Mal Award Partly Restored

In 2015, Elza Garzon had sued Dr. Steven Batash of negligence while performing the diagnostic procedure to examine her upper digestive tract. She had alleged that Dr. Batash inserted the scope and took a biopsy sample too quickly, breaking a sac in the wall of her duodenum…law360, NY Court Partly Reverses Slash Of $2.5M Med… Continue reading $2.5M Med Mal Award Partly Restored

Doctor-Patient Affair Revives Med Mal Suit

A Washington state appeals court has given Monique Messenger another chance to seek damages from late Dr. Bryan Whitemarsh’s estate who she had an affair with, upon finding that the relationship between the two may have led to medical malpractice…law360, Wash. Court Reboots Med Mal Suit Over Doctor-Patient Affair, Jack Queen, 2020 Dr. Bryan Whitemarsh… Continue reading Doctor-Patient Affair Revives Med Mal Suit

“Be A Hero” Call Prompts a New Trial

Expert Witnesss Blog – A ‘Be A Hero’ closing by a medical malpractice attorney to the jurors in a lower court prompts the appeals court to order a new trial saying that it was inappropriate and uncalled for.

Texas Court Confirms Doctor’s Win in Spine Surgery Suit

Charles Collins underwent neck surgery performed by Dr. Shanker Sundrani after which he started showing symptoms of spine compression, resulting in quadriparesis, or weakness in all four limbs. Subsequently, Dr. Cesar Vivanco was consulted to treat him and Collins alleged that Dr. Vivanco failed to confer with Sundrani to determine the exact cause of the… Continue reading Texas Court Confirms Doctor’s Win in Spine Surgery Suit

$1.1M Med Mal Verdict In Sinus Surgery Suit Reversed

In 2007, Dr. Katherine Joy Shen performed a sinus surgery on Rena Berger after which she permanently lost her sense of smell and taste, and suffered other injuries too…law360, NY Court Tosses $1.1M Med Mal Verdict In Sinus Surgery Suit, Y. Peter Kang 2020 The Westchester County jury cleared Dr. Shen of negligence in surgery… Continue reading $1.1M Med Mal Verdict In Sinus Surgery Suit Reversed