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Date: 03-17-2014

Case Style: EUNICE BLAVASCUNAS V. JOHN EGGERS, M.D.

Case Number: 12-2-29093-8SEA

Judge: Mary Yu

Court: Superior Court, King County, Washington

Plaintiff's Attorney: Evy McElmeel, Law Offices of Evy McElmeel; Kyle olive of Olive Bearb Grelish & Gilbert

Defendant's Attorney: Marty McIntyre of McIntyre & Barnes

Description: Plff, female age 45, Cultural anthropologist. Plff was 42 weeks pregnant and admitted to the hospital in labor after a failed attempt at a home birth. The baby was delivered approximately 4 hours after her arrival. The following day, Plff complained of shin and leg pain, but was able to ambulate and dorsiflex her foot. On the morning of discharge, 4/3/10, Plff was offered further say in the hospital and an evaluation with a neurologist. The other alternative was discharge with out-patient follow-up if her symptoms continued. Plff chose to leave. After she got home, her symptoms worsened with increased swelling in her leg and foot, inability to ambulate or dorsiflex her foot, and color changes in the extremity. She returned to the hospital, was evaluated in the emergency department, and diagnosed with compartment syndrome of the right lower extremity.

Outcome: Settled for $3,500.00.

Plaintiff's Experts: Theodore Becker Ph.D.; Christina Gutierrez ND (Naturopath/ Midwife); Marnie Valenta (Doula/ Massage Therapist)

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