Month: April 2017

Deceased Architect’s Estate Settles for Nearly $1 Million Over Doctor’s Alleged Negligence
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Deceased Architect’s Estate Settles for Nearly $1 Million Over Doctor’s Alleged Negligence

In the beginning of 2008, Robert Jackson Miller III, an ivy-league graduate and successful architect based out of New York City, went to a dermatology appointment for a routine checkup. He had recently co-founded Miller & Wright Architects and his work had already been featured in Architectural Digest, the New York Times, and the Wall

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Two New Jersey Doctors Found Negligent; Infant’s Family Awarded $45 Million
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Two New Jersey Doctors Found Negligent; Infant’s Family Awarded $45 Million

After a four-week trial, a New Jersey jury in Gloucester County found that the negligence of two emergency room doctors led to the continued abuse of an infant, who suffered permanent brain damage as a result. The jury awarded the child’s mother $45 million in damages because the doctors failed to diagnose the child’s broken

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Medical Complications Post Heart Operation Cost Actor Bill Paxton His Life
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Medical Complications Post Heart Operation Cost Actor Bill Paxton His Life

Earlier this year beloved actor Bill Paxton, 61 years-of-age, suffered an aortic aneurysm and had emergency surgery to replace his aortic valve, which pumps blood out from the heart to the body. The procedure is very common and has a high success rate. In fact, just days before Paxton’s surgery, news anchor Charlie Rose had

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Jury Finds Woman’s Brain Damage Caused by Doctors’ Negligence; Awards Family $45,822,677
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Jury Finds Woman’s Brain Damage Caused by Doctors’ Negligence; Awards Family $45,822,677

On August 22, 2009, Shannon Trabue’s water broke and she was rushed to the Atlanta Women’s Specialists LLC, a Georgia hospital, to deliver her baby. After the successful cesarean section birth of a little girl, Trabue’s doctors found a spike in her blood pressure. Three days later, still under the care of obstetricians Stanley R.

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Jury Awards Nearly $1 Million After Finding that Leg Amputation was Unnecessary
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Jury Awards Nearly $1 Million After Finding that Leg Amputation was Unnecessary

After taking a nasty fall in August 2011, Tonya Valentine could not walk.  She was then rushed to the emergency room where doctors found that she had badly fractured her ankle during the fall. The fracture was so severe that she required surgery. The procedure appeared to be successful, but her wound would not heal

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Arkansas Doctor & Medical Center Found Negligent for Infant’s Brain Damage;  Family Awarded $46.5 Million
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Arkansas Doctor & Medical Center Found Negligent for Infant’s Brain Damage; Family Awarded $46.5 Million

After a two-week medical malpractice trial, an Arkansas jury awarded more than $46 million in damages to the family of two-year-old Kara Smalls. The jury found that the brain damage sustained by the toddler could have been avoided if not for the negligence of Dr. Jonathan Lewis and the Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden,

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INOVA Fairfax Hospital Found Negligent for Surgical Fire; Plaintiff Awarded $5.13 Million (but Will Receive Less Than Half)
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INOVA Fairfax Hospital Found Negligent for Surgical Fire; Plaintiff Awarded $5.13 Million (but Will Receive Less Than Half)

All biopsies can be scary because of the uncertainty of what they may uncover. But the procedure itself is routine and rarely causes any issues. This was not the case, however, for Beverly Wilson, who went in for a biopsy in December 2013 and left with second and third-degree burns to her face, neck, shoulder,

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