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Date: 11-05-2002

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.

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