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Medical Malpractice Law
 
Mollie Shaver Ryan, Individually and as Surviving Mother of Charles Kevin Shaver, Deceased; Christina Lee Shaver, Individually and as Surviving Daughter, and Mary Ann Shaver as Surviving Wife Vs. Medical City Dallas Hospital and Questcare Medic

Plaintiffs alleged wrongful death of a 42-year-old male as a result of medical malpractice against the hospital, against the emergency room doctor, and against the emergency room nurses. Plaintiffs alleged that the defendants failed to diagnose peritonitis and septic shock in the decedent. Decedent was taken to the emergency room via ambulance. Plaintiff was treated for most of the day, plainti... More...   $0 (10-06-2000 - TX)

Susan Moyer v. Dr. Steven Siepser and Surgical Eye Care Limited

Medical Malpractice - Cataract Surgery - Plaintiff, age 61, lost her glasses and went to Dr. Siepser who diagnosed that she had cataracts and recommended surgery before performing undergoing laser surgery. Subsequent to the surgery in September 1996 she was farsighted. She claimed that Dr. Siepser's diagnoses was incorrect and that she was injured by the surgery because the doctor was running a ... More...   $3125000 (10-06-2000 - PA)

James E. Melzi v. Medical College of Pennsylvania and Dr. Lester Karafin

Medical malpractice - Plaintiff went to the Medical College of Pennsylvania for an outpatient vasectomy, performed by Dr. Lester Karafin. Plaintiff alleged that a blood clot developed after the surgery in his scrotum and that Dr. Karafin failed to answer his telephone calls and he was not seen for three days after the problem developed by another urologist. As a result, Plaintiff claimed that he... More...   $2000000 (09-30-2000 - PA)

John Andy Wallace v. Carl Coers

Medical Malpractice - Plastic Surgery - The allegations made by the plaintiff and the defenses asserted by the defendant are unknown at this time.... More...   $200000 (09-22-2000 - TX)

Kellerman v. Unity-St. Clement Hospital, et al.

Medical malpractice - Plaintiff claimed that Dr. Chung Khan inadvertently cut the gastric artery during a hiatal hernia surgery with the result that Brad Kellerman, age 31, bled to death on the operating room table. Mr. Kellerman's family claimed that Dr. Khan was negligent in cutting the artery and that hospital personnel were negligent in failing to resuscitate him.

Dr. Khan admitted liabil... More...   $4900000 (09-18-2000 - IL)

Ann Wright vs John Faulkner, CRNA and Tahlequah Anesthesia Associates

Medical malpractice. (Plaintiff's Description) Plaintiff had severe glaucoma and was having glaucoma surgery. Anesthesia was an eye block/peribulbar procedure given by John Faulkner, CRNA at Tahlequah City Hospital. Plaintiff stopped breathing and was revived. However, the eye block cause permanent blindness in the left eye. Plaintiff alleged the eye block was given negligently by John Faulkne... More...   $0 (09-17-2000 - OK)

Hendry v. Ornda Health Corp.

Defendants Ornda Health Corporation, Inc. (Ornda), Tenet Health Care Corporation (Tenet), and Davenport Medical Center (Davenport) (collectively hereafter referred to as corporate defendants) bring this interlocutory appeal from the trial court's order finding personal jurisdiction over them. We affirm and remand the cause.

Plaintiff Patsy Hendry brought a 23-count complaint against the corp... More...   $0 (09-14-2000 - IL)

Hendry v. Ornda Health Corp.

Defendants Ornda Health Corporation, Inc. (Ornda), Tenet Health Care Corporation (Tenet), and Davenport Medical Center (Davenport) (collectively hereafter referred to as corporate defendants) bring this interlocutory appeal from the trial court's order finding personal jurisdiction over them. We affirm and remand the cause.

Plaintiff Patsy Hendry brought a 23-count complaint against the corp... More...   $0 (09-14-2000 - IL)

Ishmael Cortez v. Reginald C. Buford, M.D.

Medical Malpractice - The allegations made by the plaintiff and the defenses asserted by the defendant are unknown at this time.... More...   $0 (09-14-2000 - TX)

Joann D'Angelo v. Murrary Lawscon, D.C.

Medical Malpractice - The allegations of negligence made by the plaintiff and the defenses asserted by the defendant are unknown at this time.... More...   $0 (09-14-2000 - NM)

Palacios v. Sloan

Medical Malpractice - On August 5, 1997, 44-year-old Rudy Palacios presented to Memorial Mother Frances Hospital in Palestine, Anderson County, Texas with complaints of chest pain and shortness of breath. An EKG showed 2mm ST-segment depression in three leads. Troponin I cardiac enzyme test was elevated. the emergency room physician [Crawford Sloan, M.D.] discharged the patient with a diagnosis... More...   $3211935 (09-12-2000 - TX)

Ben Garcia v. John C. Williamson, M.D.

Medical Malpractice - Infection - Plaintiff received a ureterostomy from Dr. Williamson on January 12, 1999 to relieve kidney stones. Subsequently, Plaintiff developed an infection and necrosis which caused an obstruction of the ureter. Plaintiff contended that the infection was caused by the negligence of the Defendant.

Defendant denied the allegation contending that the Plaintiff's severe ... More...   $0 (09-11-2000 - TX)

Chicago Trust Co., as guardian of the estate of Marcus Aguilar v. Hagnell, et al.

Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff claimed that defendant failed to properly diagnose and address fetal distress during labor with the result that Marcus Aguilar suffered brain damage with resulting seizure disorder, vision and hearing problems, diminished IQ and cerebral palsy and mental retardation.... More...   $6500000 (09-02-2000 - IL)

Harvey E. and Gloria Frank Vs. Robert Bayless, MD

Plaintiff claimed a shoulder injury and alleged medical malpractice against the defendant as a result of a failure to diagnose a posterior shoulder location.... More...   $0 (09-01-2000 - TX)

Valerie Fermaint, a minor by Derwin Fermaint and Yvette Fermaint, her parents and guardians v. Dante P. Gabriel, M.D. and Victory Memorial Hospital

Medical malpractice - The allegations of wrongdoing by the defendants made by the plaintiff and the defenses asserted by the defendants are unknown at this time.... More...   $0 (09-01-2000 - IL)

Donald Martin v. Dr. Alan Catterson/Kelsey Seabold Clinic

Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff went to the doctors for a bump on his head. the Doctor failed to detect skin cancer when the plaintiff was examined in 1987. The correct diagnosis wasn't made until 1993. The plaintiff died from the cancer in 1996.... More...   $1600000 (08-31-2000 - TX)

Erma Swearingin, et al. v. Deaconess Long Term Care of Missouri

Medical malpractice - Nursing Home Negligence - Failure to provide CPR to patient - Plaintiff claimed that defendant's employees failed to provide CPR to Richard Swearingin, age 66, when he went into cardiac and/or respiratory arrest on January 31, 1998. Mr. Swearingin, who was blind, diabetic and an amputee may have choked on chewing tobacco. Defendant's employees called 911 but, according the ... More...   $0 (08-28-2000 - MO)

Estate of Amber Ullius, et al. v. Dr. Mark Decker

Medical Malpractice - Brain Damage to 8-year-old child during birth. Plaintiff claimed that Dr. Decker's negligence during the labor and delivery process caused severe brian damage when he twice unsuccessfully tried to deliver her by vacuum extraction, then used forceps to pull her though the birth canal.... More...   $7250000 (08-24-2000 - WI)

Tammy Brown v. Max Houston Procter

Legal malpractice - Plaintiff claimed that defendant's negligence resulted in the loss of her claim for medical malpractice against Dr. Heilbronn.... More...   $0 (08-23-2000 - NM)

Dianne Simonds, et al. v. Nirmal S. Bual, M.D.

Medical Malpractice - Wrongful Death - Failure to diagnose and treat myocardia infaction (heart attack). Matthew Simonds, age 38, was examined by Dr. Nirmal Bual in an emergency room for chest pains on January 2, 1997 and an angioplasty was performed on Mr. Simonds and was interpreted as being "normal". Mr. Simonds died at home on February 3, 1997 from a heart attached caused by coronary artery ... More...   $525000 (08-21-2000 - TX)

Sharon Stecko vs. Dr. Hector Martinez-Viera

Medical Malpractice Plaintiff went in for Liposuction procedure on stomach and buttocks. she alleged that the defendant removed too much fat, which caused her to develop lumps on both her stomach and buttocks. ... More...   $95000 (08-18-2000 - TX)

Cynthia Richardson, et al. v. James Miller, M.D., et al.

This appeal involves a medical malpractice action stemming from the use of an infusion pump to administer terbutaline sulphate subcutaneously to arrest a pregnant woman's labor. After suffering a heart attack shortly before giving birth to a healthy child, the woman and her husband filed suit in the Circuit Court for Davidson County against her attending physician, the supplier of the infusion pum... More...   $0 (08-16-2000 - TN)

Bertha Tawney v. Dr. Vijay Narayen

Medical Malpractice - Perforated duodenum during balloon dilatation in an attempt to enter the small bowel. Plaintiff claimed that the balloon was improperly positioned with the result that the duodenum was perforated. The patient underwent several surgical procedures to repair the perforation and address complications. He died four months later of cardiac arrest. He was 76-years-old at the ti... More...   $14150000 (08-10-2000 - MD)

Debra Hill and James Hill v. William Klontz, M.D.

Medical Malpractice - Psychiatry - Plaintiffs sued for medical malpractice regarding the treatment of Debra Hill with Dexedrine to cure depression. Plaintiffs allege that the prescription caused Hill to have hallucinations and resulted in a chemical psychosis. Hill was subsequently admitted to a psychiatric hospital for a month following the care of Dr. Klontz.

Defendant denied the allegatio... More...   $0 (08-07-2000 - MO)

Karen Ippolito vs. Tomball Regional Hospital

Medical Malpractice - The allegations made by the plaintiff and the defenses asserted by the defendant are unknown at this time.... More...   $0 (08-07-2000 - TX)

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