News Category: Cardiac Surgery

23 apr
California Doctor Found Negligent for Patient’s Coma; Family Awarded $68 Million

Six years ago, Silvino Perez underwent open heart surgery to bypass a blocked artery. The operation was performed by Dr. Pervaiz Chaudhry at the Community Regional Medical Center in April 2012. Chaudhry, 57, was then associated with the Valley Cardiac Surgery Medical Group located in Fresno, California. According to a medical malpractice lawsuit Chaudhry completed

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NC Court of Appeals Reinstates Negligence Lawsuit Against Duke Surgeon & Hospital
12 jun
NC Court of Appeals Reinstates Negligence Lawsuit Against Duke Surgeon & Hospital

NC Court of Appeals Reinstates Negligence Lawsuit Against Duke Surgeon & Hospital In 2012 Marjorie C. Locklear, then 75 years old, suffered a heart attack. After consulting with Dr. Matthew S. Cummings at the Southeastern Medical Center of Lumberton, she opted for cardiovascular surgery. According to a lawsuit filed on behalf of Locklear, Cummings and

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Veteran Settles Malpractice Lawsuit Against VA for $750,000
05 jun
Veteran Settles Malpractice Lawsuit Against VA for $750,000

Two years ago, Michael Holmes was told by his doctors at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond Virginia that his left carotid artery was blocked and needed to be cleared out. A few months later he underwent the routine vascular surgery, which typically takes around one-hour to complete. But something went terribly

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Medical Complications Post Heart Operation Cost Actor Bill Paxton His Life
17 apr
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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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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Settlement Reached In St. Joseph’s Unnecessary Stents Case
01 oct
Settlement Reached In St. Joseph’s Unnecessary Stents Case

One of the largest medical malpractice cases in Maryland’s history was settled earlier this month for a confidential amount.  Nearly 250 patients have settled their civil lawsuits against Dr. Mark Midei and Catholic Health Initiatives, the company who owned St. Joseph’s, accusing the cardiologist of implanting unnecessary heart stents in them.  According to The Baltimore

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