Month: March 2017

Phoenix VA Facility Declared Negligent; Cooper Awarded $2.57 Million
30 mar
Phoenix VA Facility Declared Negligent; Cooper Awarded $2.57 Million

During Steven Harold Cooper’s prostate exam at Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in December 2011, the nurse who administered the assessment found irregularities. But according to a malpractice lawsuit the nurse failed to order more testing or recommend a specialist. This alleged failure delayed Cooper’s diagnosis by almost a year and, by that time,

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Plaintiff Awarded $13.75 Million;  Seletha Gartell v. Universal Health Services, Inc., dba Aiken Regional Medical Center
30 mar
Plaintiff Awarded $13.75 Million; Seletha Gartell v. Universal Health Services, Inc., dba Aiken Regional Medical Center

  Earlier this month a jury awarded Seletha Gartell $13.75 million in damages over the alleged negligence of her South Carolinian doctors and nurses from more than four years ago. After being rushed to the emergency room for breathing complications on December 6, 2012, Gartell allegedly waited five hours to see a physician. Her lawyers

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South Dakota’s Historic Malpractice Judgement in Danger of Nonpayment
30 mar
South Dakota’s Historic Malpractice Judgement in Danger of Nonpayment

Hudson E. Myers was born with a rare heart condition requiring the replacement of his aortic valve, which is found on the left side of the heart. In 2006, when he was 17-years old, Doctor James H. Oury replaced the aortic valve with his pulmonary valve and replaced that with one from a cadaver. The

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Kevin Clanton vs. United States of America; Plaintiff Awarded $29.6 Million
24 mar
Kevin Clanton vs. United States of America; Plaintiff Awarded $29.6 Million

When Kevin Clanton walked into the Windsor Health Center in June 2008, then just 28-years-old, he could have never anticipated experiencing kidney failure four years later. But after hearing arguments from his lawyers and an attorney representing the federal government, Judge Nancy Rosenstengel ruled that the kidney failure and subsequent transplant could have been avoided

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