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Medical Malpractice Law
Heather Sullivan v. Norman Shorr, M.D.

Medical malpractice - cosmetic surgery - On August 31, 1999, plaintiff went to Dr. Norman Shorr, M.D. for upper and lower lip blepharoplasty. Plaintiff was a 39-year-old singer, songwriter who basically wanted to "have her lids done." Almost immediately following surgery, plaintiff developed double vision and tortional rotation of the objects seen with the right eye. Subsequent revision surgery ... More...   $273500 (07-30-2001 - CA)

Patricia Birkbeck v. Central Brooklyn Medical Group, P.C.

Medical Malpractice - Failure to disagnose lung cancer in 64-year-old smoker. Defendant ordered a chest X-ray in response to complaints for coughing but a lateral view was not taken. As a result, the diagnosis was pulmonary emplysema.... More...   $3700000 (07-25-2001 - NY)

Church v. Perales

This appeal involves a dispute between an elderly patient and her physicians regarding their treatment of a severe post-operative infection cased by a bowel perforation that occurred during gynecological surgery. The patient filed suit in the Circuit Court for Davidson County against five physicians and a hospital alleging medical battery and malpractice. The trial court granted a smmary judgment ... More...   $0 (07-24-2001 - TN)

Estate of Derungs v. Scripps Clinic

Medical malpractice - Franco Derungs went to Scripps Clinic with an earache and chest pains. Doctors treated the earache, but ignored the chest pains. He was treated for the earache but not the chest pains and died on a heart attack in January 2000. The plaintiffs claimed that that Derungs had suffered a heart attack, but the drive to keep costs down, and the rush to get patients out, forces doc... More...   $4700000 (07-20-2001 - CA)

Joan J. Hansen v. Vincent Yu, M.D., et al.

Medical Malpractice - The claims made by the Plaintiff and the defenses asserted by the Defendant are not available at this time.... More...   $0 (07-18-2001 - CO)

Kimberly A. Mueller, et al. v. Daniel J. Bauer, M.D., et al.

Plaintiffs, the surviving spouse and daughter of a deceased patient, filed this medical malpractice action against defendants, a physician and his employer, alleging that defendants' negligence in prescribing an antiarrhythmic drug caused patient's death. Defendants moved for summary judgment on the ground that plaintiffs' expert could not establish the cause of death with the requisite degree of ... More...   $0 (07-17-2001 - MO)

PHILLIP E. SWEATT, JR., Administrator of the Estate of Rachel Sweatt, Deceased v. SHE LING WONG, M.D., and EUGENE S. STANTON, M.D.

This appeal arises out of a medical malpractice action in which the jury awarded the estate (plaintiff) of deceased Rachel Sweatt (Sweatt) $850,000 in damages as a result of the joint and several negligence of general surgeons She Ling Wong (defendant) and Eugene Stanton (Stanton). Sweatt was admitted to the Emergency Room of Richmond Memorial Hospital on 12 December 1993 experiencing extreme abdo... More...   $850000 (07-17-2001 - NC)

Antunes v. County of Nassau

Medical Malpractice - Failure to properly monitor respirator being used to ventilate infant with the result that the child's oxygen saturation level dropped with resulting brain damage. Plaintiff alleged that defendant's employees failed to check the endotracheal tube which was for almost five hours.... More...   $75000000 (07-16-2001 - NY)

Tracy Ogle v. Dr William Gammon, et al.

Medical malpractice - The Defendant doctor, who was deceased at the time of trial, negligently injected Plaintiff, a 22-year-old girl, over the course of a few months with steroids in a dosage that exceeded the dosage allowed by the standard of care. Defendant's negligence caused the Plaintiff to suffer Cushing's Syndrome. The Cushing's Syndrome resolved after Plaintiff was taken off the steroid... More...   $350000 (07-15-2001 - AL)

Lynne K. Jackson v. David L. Graham, M.D.

In December 1997, plaintiff, Lynne K. Jackson (Jackson), personal representative of the estate of Curtis W. Jackson (Curtis), filed an amended complaint against defendant, David L. Graham, M.D., for medical malpractice, alleging that Graham failed to diagnose and treat Curtis' deep vein thrombophlebitis and thrombosis. In November 1999, Graham filed a motion for summary judgment. In December 1999,... More...   $0 (07-13-2001 - IL)

Letha D. Mayberry v. Richard F. Carver, M.D., et al.

Medical malpractice - the claims made by the plaintiff and the defenses asserted by the defendants are unknown at this time.... More...   $0 (07-09-2001 - OK)

Keziah G. Watts v. St. Edward Mercy Medical Center

Appellant Keziah G. Watts appeals from the trial court's decision granting appellee summary judgment in her medical malpractice action. In her complaint, appellant alleged that appellee's failure to diagnose her broken hip for three daysafter she was admitted to the hospital caused a worsening of her injury, additional pain and suffering, and additional medical expenses. After a hearing on appelle... More...   $0 (07-05-2001 - AR)

Keziah G. Watts v. St. Edward Mercy Medical Center

Appellant Keziah G. Watts appeals from the trial court's decision granting appellee summary judgment in her medical malpractice action. In her complaint, appellant alleged that appellee's failure to diagnose her broken hip for three daysafter she was admitted to the hospital caused a worsening of her injury, additional pain and suffering, and additional medical expenses. After a hearing on appelle... More...   $0 (07-05-2001 - AR)

Doris Brewer and Laurie Schaeffer v. Dr. Peter Chang and HMO Blue Southwest Texas

Medical malpractice - Texas Health Care Liability Act of 1997 Claim - Plaintiffs claimed that defendants failed to diagnose and effectively and properly treat interstitial lung disease with resulting alleged death of the Terry Brewer, age 49. Plaintiffs, the widow and daughter of Mr. Brewer, claimed that Dr. Peter Chang initially negligently failed to diagnose his lung condition and them HMO Blue... More...   $0 (07-02-2001 - TX)

Michelle McIntosh v. Amiel Cueto, et al.

Michelle McIntosh and Elaine Dinges (formerly Elaine McIntosh) (collectively, plaintiffs) appeal from the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Amiel Cueto and his law firm, Cueto, Daley, Williams, Moore & Cueto, Ltd. (collectively, defendants). Plaintiffs claim that defendants are guilty of legal malpractice for having allowed the statute of limitations on plaintiffs' medical malpra... More...   $0 (06-28-2001 - IL)

Waliczek v. Ghandi Gutta, M.D., et al.

Medical Malpractice - Wrongful Death - Plaintiff claimed that someone at Alexian Brothers Medical Center gave Mr. Waliczek another patient's anti-coagulant drug Heparin intended for a heart patient who had formerly occupied the room. Mr. Waliczek had fallen at a construction site and sustained a head injury. He died two days later from a massive brain hemorrhage.... More...   $6500000 (06-28-2001 - IL)

Johnston v. Webster

Plaintiff, age 22, claimed that defendant committed medical malpractice when he did not refer him to a specialist treat plaintiff for depression. Defendant prescribed anti-depressants to Plaintiff, which did not work. Plaintiff attempted to kill himself by shooting himself in the face with resulting blindness.... More...   $3025000 (06-22-2001 - OR)

Jay Johnston v. Doe

Medical Malpractice - Failure to properly monitor patient being prescribed Zolof and then Prozac. Plaintiff attempted to commit suicide and was permanent disfiguredl by the gun shot to his head.... More...   $5500000 (06-22-2001 - OR)

Landau, Omahana & Kopka, Ltd. v. Franciscan Sisters Health Care Corporation

This is a peculiar case. It raises questions about whether a promise not to enforce a judgment was made and why it would have been made. We are asked to explore lawyers' motives and stratagems.

The controversy was triggered by a legal malpractice complaint file by Northern Illinois Emergency Physicians (Northern Illinois) against a law firm, Landau, Omahana, & Kopka, Ltd. (Landau). Not this ... More...   $0 (06-20-2001 - IL)

Stephen C. Greb v. Forest Preserve District of Cook County, et al.

Plaintiff, Stephen Greb, filed a negligence complaint against defendant, City of Chicago (the City), seeking damages for injuries he sustained while riding his motorcycle on River Road as the street was undergoing repair. The trial court dismissed plaintiff's claim against the City for failure to file suit within the period described in the applicable statute of limitations. We affirm.

... More...   $0 (06-18-2001 - IL)

Labanca v. Hamden

Medical malpractice - failure to advise and inform patient of appropriate follow-up after abnormal electrocardiogram with resulting death of the patient, age 53.... More...   $1600000 (06-18-2001 - CT)

David Francisco v. Dr. Jorge De Cardenas, et al.

Medical Malpractice - Failure to promptly diagnose and treat cancerous tumor on plaintiff's tongue. David Francisco, age 74, sought treatment for a lump on his tongue. Dr. Cardenas failed to biopsy the lesion and attempted to remove the lesion by burning it off. It was nearly seven months before it was learned that the lump was a malignant carcinoma and that Mr. Francisco has lost his chance to ... More...   $2700000 (06-15-2001 - FL)

Morrell v. Finke

Medical malpractice - Plaintiffs alleged that Dr. Finke failed to adequately monitor a mother and her baby during delivery. The failure to adequately monitor the baby resulted in the failure to timely perform a Cesarian delivery of the baby thereby creating fetal distress and a resulting brain injury.... More...   $12150000 (06-14-2001 - TX)

Heard v. Sheahan

This prisoner's civil rights suit under 42 U.S.C. sec. 1983 charges the defendant prison officials with inflicting cruel and unusual punishment on the plaintiff by denying him medical care for his hernia. The district court held the suit barred by the two-year statute of limitations applicable to such suits.

The plaintiff had been held in the Cook County jail, awaiting trial, from J... More...   $0 (06-13-2001 - IL)

Paradigm Insurance Company v. The Langerman Law Offices, P.A.

The ultimate question in this case is whether an attorney may be held liable to an insurer, which assigned him to represent an insured, when the attorney’s negligence damages only the insurer. We granted review because the issue is one of first impression for this court and is a matter of statewide importance. See Ariz.R.Civ.App.P. 23(c)(2). We have jurisdiction pursuant to Arizona Con... More...   $0 (06-13-2001 - AZ)

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