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Medical Malpractice Law
Louis Knight v. Jean Loubeau, M.D.

Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff claimed that Defendant negligently placed surgical clamps during an abdominal aorta/iliac bypass surgery with the result that a shower of microscopic emboli passed to her lower extremities trashing her feet requiring partial amputation.... More...   $1125000 (08-24-2001 - NY)

Ribachonek v. New York University

Medical Malpractice - plaintiff fell at home when transferring from a wheelchair to a raised toilet seat. She was discharged form Rusk Institute early that day after receiving rehabilitative therapy for bilateral total hip replacement surgery. She claimed that the staff did not properly evaluate her ability to carry out activities of daily living, did not train her on appropriate home care device... More...   $0 (08-24-2001 - NY)

Julia Ribachoneck v. New York University Hospital

Medical malpractice - Plaintiff claimed that she did not get proper equipment, instructions or assistance after hip replacements surgery with the result that she fell off of the raised commode she was given and broke both hips.

Defendant denied negligence.... More...   $0 (08-24-2001 - NY)

Wendy Luck v. Baylor Medical Center, et al.

Medical malpractice claim - Plaintiff underwent quadruple amputations after being treated for dehydration, septic shock, pulmonary edema and kidney failure. She went into cardiac arrest and was treated with vasopressures. She then developed gangrene in her extremities. She claimed that she was given too much fluid causing her lungs to fill with fluids which, in turn, led to the cardiac arrest.More...   $0 (08-23-2001 - TX)

Freeland v. United States

Federal Tort Claim - Medical Malpractice - 17-year-old was left in a vegetative state after routine dental surgery in the Gallup Indian Medical Center. Rex Freeland underwent dental surgery for an abcessed tooth and stopped breathing in the PAR and sustained brain damage when a breathing tube became dislodged.... More...   $15320000 (08-21-2001 - NM)

Tatum v. Medical University

Respondent Tatum (Mrs. Tatum) injured her back in the course of her employment with Petitioner Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She was treated at MUSC's Employee Health Care Service and diagnosed with a midline broadly-based disc herniation.

Mrs. Tatum was later referred to Dr. Sunil J. Patel, a physician employed by MUSC as an assistant professor and neurosurgeon. Ultimately, Dr. ... More...   $0 (08-20-2001 - SC)

Ken Domann and Cynthia Domann v. Debbie Vigil, M.D.

In this medical malpractice case, appellants Ken and Cynthia Domann challenge the jury verdict below as incomplete and inconsistent. The Domanns further appeal the district court's refusal to instruct the jury on one of their theories of negligence as well as the district court's exclusion of the Domanns' medical bills from evidence. We exercise jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1291 and affirm... More...   $0 (08-16-2001 - NM)

Pattie Meyer v. Robert Gibson, M.D.

Plaintiff/appellant Pattie Meyer, executrix of Virginia Vogelsberg's estate, appeals from summary judgment granted in favor of defendants/appellees Robert Gibson and the Gibson Clinic, Inc. on her state-law claim for medical malpractice. Ms. Meyer contends that the district court erred by requiring expert medical testimony to establish a causal connection between Dr. Gibson's allegedly negligent t... More...   $0 (08-16-2001 - OK)

S. Freeman v. Dr. Carolyn Shaw

Medical Malpractice - gynecologic laproscopic surgeon - Plaintiff, age 47, presented with abdominal pain and was diagnosed has having a large mass in her pelvic area using ultra sound. A laparoscopic procedure was performed by Dr. Carolyn Shaw and was discharged. Two days later, Plaintiff was rushed back to the hospital with an infection caused by a bowel perforation. Plaintiff claimed that Dr.... More...   $0 (08-15-2001 - PA)

Michael T. Byrne and Debra Manov v. Camran Nezhat, M.D., et al.

Stripped to its essentials, this is a simple medical malpractice case. It was brought, however, as a multi-count RICO prosecution. Suspecting that the claims in the complaint lacked factual bases, the district court took an unusual step and granted the defendants leave to conduct discovery for the purpose of determining whether plaintiff's counsel had violated Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil... More...   $0 (08-14-2001 - GA)

Rowena Regala, et al. v. Rush North Shore Medical Center, et al.

Plaintiffs, Rowena and Roberto Regala, brought a medical malpractice action individually and on behalf of their infant son, Ryan Regala, against defendants, Rush North Shore Medical Center (the hospital), Arlene Boyle, R.N., Rose Monahan, R.N., Doctor Bernard Michael Nagel and Women's Health Consultants (WHC). A jury verdict was rendered in favor of all defendants. The circuit court denied plainti... More...   $0 (08-10-2001 - IL)

Rowena Regala, et al. v. Rush North Shore Medical Center, et al.

Plaintiffs, Rowena and Roberto Regala, brought a medical malpractice action individually and on behalf of their infant son, Ryan Regala, against defendants, Rush North Shore Medical Center (the hospital), Arlene Boyle, R.N., Rose Monahan, R.N., Doctor Bernard Michael Nagel and Women's Health Consultants (WHC). A jury verdict was rendered in favor of all defendants. The circuit court denied plainti... More...   $0 (08-10-2001 - IL)

Cuzzo v. Lederman

Medical malpractice - over-radiation of a 43-year-old patient with resulting inguinal fibrosis and scarring of the patients upper leg who asserted that she was exposed to 8,500 rads instead of 5,900.... More...   $3750000 (07-31-2001 - NY)

Skonieczny v. Gardner

Medical Malpractice - Shoulder and arm injuries suffered during labor and delivery. Plaintiff claimed that Defendant applied excessive force when his shoulder became stuck during delivery.... More...   $13300000 (07-31-2001 - IL)

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)

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