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Case Style: Juanita Williams, Plaintiff Individually, and As Guardian of Carmella Gracey, and Sharon Harris v. Kingfisher Regional Hospital, Janice McMasters, CRNA, Dr. Stephen R. Arthurs, M.D., Carroll Holstead, M.D. dba Kingfisher Medical Clinic
Case Number: CJ-2002-85
Judge: Ronald Franklin
Court: District Court, Garfield County, Oklahoma
Plaintiff's Attorney: David Donchin
Defendant's Attorney: Iona Jane Harness
Description: Medical malpractice claim on behalf of Carmella Gracey who sustained brain damage during the recovery period after a tubal ligation operation. Dr. Arthurs left the hospital after the procedure and was at the bank when the patient crashed. Plaintiffs claimed that Dr. Arthurs acted recklessly in his care and treatment of the 40-year-old woman.
Outcome: Settled during trial for $2 million.
Plaintiff's Experts: Unknown
Defendant's Experts: Unknown
Comments: Newpaper reports representyed that the hospital and the anesthetist settled with the family before the case went to trial. The court also apparently dismissed as to Dr. Holstead.