A woman suffered massive blood loss and profound brain injury during a routine spine surgery as a result of technical errors by the surgeon. She is unable to enjoy her family or perform her job any longer. She now requires 24/7 care for the rest of her life.
A 42 year old mother of two died after the doctors in the ER chose not to perform a simple blood test that would have diagnosed the blood clot in her leg. Instead they sent her home with pain medication and the clot traveled to her heart causing her death.
Hospital failed to monitor the pressure in a young patient’s brain after a surgery to repair an aneurysm. As a result, the patient suffered another bleed in her brain and now requires around the clock care for the rest of her life. The family wanted to take care of her in their home and to surround her with music and the voices and faces of the people that love her. This has allowed them to do just that.
$8M verdict in DC for a patient who suffered internal injuries from a prostate surgery that was not performed properly. The patient found out later that a simpler surgery was available that would have never led to this outcome. The patient had to undergo a series of complex and painful surgeries as a result of the errors.
Doctors and nurses in special care nursery ignored the baby’s symptoms of a dangerous condition in his bowel that required medication and surgery resulting in the loss of 50% of his bowel and a lifetime of complex medical care and medications. The settlement allowed the family to purchase a home with the equipment they need, near his doctors and the hospital, in order to make his childhood as normal and safe as possible.
$1M verdict for a mother who lost her son because the doctor failed to perform available testing when she came in a few days before the scheduled delivery concerned that her baby was not moving as much anymore. The doctor ignored her concerns and sent her home, telling her to come back the next day. It turned out the baby had the cord wrapped around his neck and he died before the testing was done the next day.
Nurse in special care nursery destroyed the circulation to a baby’s right hand when trying to reinsert in IV. She should have asked the doctor for help and used available technology. The baby lost his right hand. The settlement will pay for a robotic hand, physical therapy and other assistance as needed for the rest of his life.
At a local hospital, a trainee was allowed to perform a hernia repair. During the surgery the trainee inserted the instrument too far and cut the patient’s aorta causing massive blood loss. The patient almost died in the operating room.
The surgeon took out the wrong kidney. As a result, the patient was left without a functioning kidney and will need dialysis for the rest of her life.
The patient was told she had breast cancer and as a result she decided to have a surgery to remove both breasts in order to avoid the cancer returning. After undergoing the surgery, she received a call saying the hospital had made a mistake. She never had breast cancer.