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Tag: Negligence

Miami Attorneys Secure $1.1 M Verdict From Dental Practice

Terri Ballestar went to a dentist for a loose tooth and full mouth evaluation but ended up having her dental implants removed and suffered damage to her teeth, gums and jaw……law.com, ‘Don’t Sell Patients Procedures They Do Not Need’, Jasmine Floyd, 2021

Jury Awards $3M Verdict For A Missed Liver Cancer Diagnosis

Lonnie Kersey was a 67-year-old amputee with a history of blood transfusions and abnormal liver function at the time of his death in 2018…..law.com, Jury Awards $3M Med Mal Verdict to Widow of Phila. Man Who Died From Cancer, P.J. D’Annunzio, 2021

Where Are All The Medical Malpractice Claims?

A variety of factors create a cloud of uncertainty around when, if ever, we will see the claims we expected from care provided just before the pandemic, much less claims deriving from care during the pandemic of both COVID-19 and non–COVID-19 patients….medscape.com, Malpractice Claims During COVID-19: More Questions Than Answers, Robert E. White Jr, 2021

$1,000,000 Verdict Set Aside Due To “Plaintiffs’ Counsel’s Inappropriate Behavior

On November 30, 2009, Joseph Hilt consulted the defendant, Joseph S. Reiss, an allergist, complaining of an allergic reaction. Reiss concluded that the drug Lisinopril, an ACE inhibitor that the decedent had been taking for high blood pressure for three years, was causing the allergic reaction, and Reiss told the decedent to stop taking Lisinopril…law.com, Hilt v. Carpentieri, 2021

Florida Jury Rejects Suit Against Anesthesiologist Over Aspiration Event

On Jan. 30, 2018, plaintiff Jeffrey Fenuccio, 51, an electrician, underwent a colonoscopy. Before the procedure had begun, a certified registered nurse anesthetist administered an anesthetic. An anesthesiologist, Dr. Robert Statfeld, supervised the nurse. Statfeld departed after the anesthetic had been administered, and he did not return. While the colonoscopy was being performed, the nurse administered further doses of the anesthetic….law.com, Florida Jury Rejects Suit Against Anesthesiologist Over Response to Aspiration Event, Melissa Siegel, 2021

$6.5 Million in Medical Malpractice Suit for Lack of Proper Medical Care

Staib’s spouse, Sergio Orosito, who is the personal representative of the estate and the parent of children Noah Orosito-Staib and Sebastain Orosito-Staib, brought suit. The 15-count complaint alleged physicians Hassan, Venzon, Ailani and Zacharis allegedly failed to take proper care of Staib…law.com, Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm Partners Win Nearly $6.5 Million in Medical Malpractice Suit, Jasmine Floyd, 2021

Man Has Prostate Removed After Mistaken Cancer Diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis can be devastating and launch a roller coaster of emotions. While we count on doctors for answers, sometimes the need for a second opinion is overlooked…philadelphia.cbslocal.com,‘Most Egregious Story I’ve Ever Heard’: Local Man Has Prostate Removed After Mistaken Cancer Diagnosis, Stephanie Stahl, 2021

$1.95M Settlement for Estate of Man Who Died From Prescription Drug Overdose

A doctor’s records, a medical expert who deciphered those records, and past disciplinary action against that doctor all played a role in leading to a $1.95 million settlement for the family of a 29-year-old man who died of a prescription drug overdose……law.com, How Plaintiffs Counsel Secured $1.95M Settlement for Estate of Man Who Died From Prescription Drug Overdose, Robert Storace, 2021

Prior Arbitration Clause Not Binding To Pursue Med Mal Case

No,” wrote Presiding Judge Stephen Dillard in upholding a DeKalb County judge who reached the same conclusion, allowing a medical malpractice action against Emory Healthcare and several doctors to proceed…..law.com, Prior Arbitration Clause Can’t Bind Emory Patient in New Med-Mal Case, Greg Land, 2021

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