News Category: Wrongful Death

16 feb
Ohio Jury Finds American Health Network Negligent for Wrongful Death; Family Awarded $5.2 Million

David Robinson was just 35-years-old when he found blood in his stool. He decided to visit a clinic, staffed by the American Health Network, a private physician group practice that operates in more than 70 offices in Indiana and Ohio. According to a medical malpractice lawsuit, filed on behalf of Robinson, because of the physician

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20 jul
Iowa Jury Finds Sioux Health Center & Doctor Liable for Wrongful Death; Family Awarded $29,500,000

In June 2015, Carrie DeJongh went to the Sioux Center Community Health Center, which is located in Iowa, because she was experiencing an intense pain in her lower abdomen. The attending physician examined her and decided to order a CT scan to see what was causing the discomfort. The test results showed that DeJongh was

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21 may
Pennsylvania Jury Finds Doctor and Laser Spine Institute Negligent in Woman’s Death; Family Awarded $20 Million

After seven years of debilitating back pain, Sharon Kimble finally had enough. The narcotic pain medications she had been taking were no longer working and she elected to undergo a back surgery to treat her pain. In January 2014, Kimble and her husband, Robert Kimble, traveled from Ohio to the Laser Spine Institute in Philadelphia,

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21 may
Pennsylvania Jury Finds Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Negligent for Wrongful Death; Family Awarded $3 Million

James DeGeorge woke up on a cold December morning in 2014 with severe pain coming from his chest. DeGeorge was rushed into the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital located in Darby, Pennsylvanian, which is about seven miles west of Philadelphia. He was 84 at the time and his doctors decided that a pacemaker would help regulate his

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Pennsylvania Judge Approves $4.5 Million Geisinger Settlement
07 nov
Pennsylvania Judge Approves $4.5 Million Geisinger Settlement

On February 29, 2016, Andrew J. Martin, then 70 years old, was brought into the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Margaret Martin, his wife, and their three children, were under the impression that he would be quickly returning from the hospital in good health. But after spending 77 days at the

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Massachusetts Jury Finds Doctor Breached Standard of Care Leading to Woman’s Death; Family Awarded $4,000,000
27 oct
Massachusetts Jury Finds Doctor Breached Standard of Care Leading to Woman’s Death; Family Awarded $4,000,000

At the end of 2007, Marie Gabriel-Gelin found out that she was pregnant with her fourth child. Gabriel-Gelin, 36 at the time, and her doctors at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, MA decided that a cesarean section was the best option for a safe delivery. However, during her pregnancy she became anemic, making a cesarean

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Michigan Jury Finds Detroit Medical Center Negligent; Awards Family $40 Million
25 oct
Michigan Jury Finds Detroit Medical Center Negligent; Awards Family $40 Million

On October 17, 2013, Terrea Holly found herself lightheaded. Her heart was racing and she was unable to catch her breath. As she rushed to the emergency room, run by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), she tried to take deep breaths and to not panic. To her initial relief, after being seen by a DMC

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Family of Deceased Veteran Settles 2014 Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
19 sep
Family of Deceased Veteran Settles 2014 Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Family of Deceased Veteran Settles 2014 Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for $2,650,000   Gary Wheelis, then 63, was enjoying a meal on December 12, 2012, when he began to choke on a piece of his food. Wheelis was not able to dislodge the obstruction, but he made it to the Backus Hospital, located in Norwich, Connecticut,

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Maryland Family Agrees To Settlement With Anesthesiologist, Oral Surgeon, and Others After Daughter Dies From Brain Injury
01 oct
Maryland Family Agrees To Settlement With Anesthesiologist, Oral Surgeon, and Others After Daughter Dies From Brain Injury

On March 28, 2011, 17-year old Jennifer Olenick underwent a routine wisdom tooth extraction procedure. While that sounds typical and seemingly ordinary, Jennifer wound up entering a coma and dying ten days later. According to the Baltimore Sun, “[a]n autopsy report showed she died because of a lack of oxygen to her brain during surgery.”

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