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Medical Malpractice Law
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)

Nalder v. West Park Hospital

Plaintiffs-appellants Joseph ("Blue") Nalder and Michelle Nalder brought an action against defendants-appellees West Park Hospital, Rand Flory, M.D., and Charles Jamieson, M.D., alleging medical malpractice after their son, Blake, suffered brain damage near the time of his birth. A twenty-day trial resulted in a verdict for defendants. Plaintiffs seek a new trial, claiming the district court erred... More...   $0 (06-12-2001 - WY)

Donald C. Austin, a neurosurgeon, was suspended for six months by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, a voluntary association incorporated under Illinois law as a not-for-profit corporation, to which he belonged (he has since resigned). He brought this suit against the Association claiming that he had been suspended in "revenge" for having testified as an expert witness fo... More...   $0 (06-12-2001 - IL)

Joe Anderson v. Richard Nussbaum, M.D.

Medical Malpractice - Plaintiff, age 53, sustained bilateral brachial plexus inujuries during a lumbar-fusion surgery that lasted 8 hours. Plaintiff claimed that the doctor did not properly position him for the surgery.... More...   $0 (06-08-2001 - CA)

James Scott Dill and Jeannette T. Dill vs. Stephen B. Campbell, M.D., and Associated Anesthesiologists, Inc., an Oklahoma corporation

Medical Malpractice - The parties admitted that Plaintiff Jeannette Dill underwent back surgery on June 1, 1999, at Saint Francis Hospital. Plaintiffs claimed that during the back surgery, Defendant Dr. Stephen Campbell improperly administered general anesthesia which caused a stroke. Plaintiffs claimed they sustained injuries which were directly caused by the negligence of Defendants in one or ... More...   $0 (06-08-2001 - OK)

Gordon v. University of California

Medical malpractice - Negligent performance of circumcision on a newborn baby whose penis was injured. Troy Gordon was born, jaundiced and hypoglycemic on January 19, 1994, at the University of California at Davis. The circumcision was performed by a resident and the Plaintiffs claimed that an excessive amount of foreskin was removed in the procedure. As a result, the child has a "buried penis"... More...   $1400000 (06-07-2001 - CA)


This action arises out of medical treatment provided by Drs. Wayne Jarman, Robert Bynum and John Berry to John Waters [hereinafter “decedent”] at Lenoir Memorial Hospital [hereinafter “defendant hospital”] from 8 June 1997 through 20 June 1997. Decedent was transferred to Pitt County Memorial Hospital on 20 June and died on 6 August 1997. The complaint alleges negligence on... More...   $0 (06-05-2001 - NY)

Peggy Bain v. Dr. Dennis Artzer

The appellant, Dr. Dennis Artzer, appeals from a ruling of the trial court granting the appellee, Peggy Bain, an order of voluntary dismissal without prejudice after she had presented all of her evidence at trial. Bain has filed a cross-appeal concerning the trial court's disqualification of one of her witnesses for failing to qualify as an expert pursuant to K.S.A. 60-3412.

Bain's husband ... More...   $0 (06-01-2001 - KS)

Earl Dyess v. Leon Nelson Gilbert, M.D.

Medical Malpractice ... More...   $0 (05-30-2001 - OK)

Brynum vs. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Medical Malpractice - still birth. ... More...   $0 (05-22-2001 - PA)

Sheridan v. Jambura

This is a medical malpractice case filed by respondents Pat and Sue Sheridan on behalf of themselves and their minor son, Cal. In August 1997, the Sheridans filed suit against John J. Jambura, M.D. and St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, alleging the defendants’ medical treatment was negligent and fell below the applicable standard of care owed to Cal Sheridan, and as a direct and p... More...   $0 (05-22-2001 - ID)

Maria Elena Grandell v. Methodist Hospital, et al.

1 Appellant, Maria Elena Grandelli, asks us to review the orders of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, which granted summary judgment in favor of Appellees, Methodist Hospital, Partners in Women’s Health, Jack Jenofsky, M.D., and Joseph Talvacchia, D.O.; and dismissed Appellant’s medical malpractice case with prejudice. Appellant also challenges another order of the s... More...   $0 (05-21-2001 - PA)

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