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Medical Malpractice Law
 
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)

Sean O'Reilly v. C. Steven DeWeese, M.D.

Medical malpractice - Negligence removal of health disc and fusion of spine at the wrong level. Plaintiff, a former electric company lineman charged Dr. C. Steven DeWeese with operating on the wrong level of his spine in June 1996. He entered the hospital for a diskectomy and fusion at C5-C6. Dr. DeWeese fused the spine instead at C6-C7 and removed a healthy disc.

Plaintiff claimed that h... More...   $3800000 (07-31-2000 - FL)

Sandra J. Means, et al. v. Frank S. Letcher, M.D.

Diversity of Citizenship - Medical Malpractice

Federal jurisdiction was invoked upon the ground: of Diversity Jurisdiction, 28 U.S.C. §1332(a)(1), as the matter in controversy exceeded the sum of $75,000, excluding interests and costs, and is between citizens of different states.

The following facts were admitted, and required no proof: Frank S. Letcher, M.D., undertook for compensati... More...   $500000 (07-28-2000 - OK)

Elena Greenhill v. Mount Sinai Medical Center

Medical malpractice - failure to properly monitor and address fetal distress with resulting brain damage including cerebral palsy, significant learning disabilities and vision problems. Plaintiff claimed that the doctors and nursing staff failed respond appropriately on March 23, 1994 when a fetal monitor used to monitor the condition of plaintiff's unborn child. As a result, the baby was depriv... More...   $32200000 (07-24-2000 - NY)

Dorothy Munday and Alfred Munday, Jr. v. James Harms, M.D.

Medical Malpractice - Broken Wrist- Defendant requested past economic damages, past non-economic damages, future medical damages, future economic damages and future non-economic damages.... More...   $0 (07-20-2000 - MO)

Patty Ann Dritsas-Magoulas vs. Gary Gartsman

Medical Malpractice - The allegations made by the plaintiff and the defenses asserted by the defendant are unknown at this time.... More...   $0 (07-13-2000 - TX)

Ruth Ann Burns v. Dr. Leroy P. Kareus, et al.

Medical malpractice - Plaintiff claimed that defendants failed to detect that she was pregnant until her second trimester. Ms. Burns complained of abdominal pain and fatigue to her doctors, Leroy Kareus an David Kaufman, for four months. An ultra sound ultimately revealed that she was pregnant but the pregnancy was never properly aged until she entered the 24th week. She could have an abortion ... More...   $0 (07-12-2000 - AZ)

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