Our Recent Medical Malpractice Cases
Other Significant Medical Malpractice Verdicts and Settlements:
- $6.5 million recovered for a 37-year-old gentleman for the delay in the diagnosis and treatment of herpetic encephalopathy resulting in severe brain damage.
- $4 million settlement on behalf of a 38-year-old woman for the misdiagnosis of a cardiac rhythm disorder resulting in cardiac arrest and severe brain damage.
- $2.5 million settlement for a family resulting from the wrongful death of the mother/wife as a result of the delay in the diagnosis and treatment of osteosarcoma (bone tumor).
- $2.275 million settlement on behalf of a 50-year-old woman for the failure to prescribe anticoagulation therapy after having been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, resulting in a stroke and severe brain damage.
- $1.675 million settlement on behalf of a family for the wrongful death of the mother/wife for the failure to properly treat pulmonary embolism resulting in her death.
- $1.5 million recovered for a 48-year-old husband and father of two for the delay in the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal tumor. By the time the cancer was diagnosed, the patient was Stage IV. The patient subsequently died from metastatic colorectal cancer.
- $1.5 million settlement for a family resulting from the wrongful death of the father/husband for the failure to properly monitor the patients cardiac condition resulting in sudden death.
- $1.45 million settlement on behalf of a 49-year-old woman for failing to timely diagnose and treat a coronary artery dissection resulting in severe injury to her heart.
- $1.4 million settlement for a family resulting from the wrongful death of the father/husband due to the delay in diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer.
- $1.2 million settlement on behalf of a 70-year-old patient for the failure to properly diagnose a clot in the patient’s heart resulting in stroke.
- $1 million settlement on behalf of a 45-year-old woman for the delay in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
- $1 million recovered on behalf of a 53-year-old single mother of one minor daughter for the delay in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. It was contended that the healthcare providers were negligent in failing to refer the patient for a biopsy of a breast lump notwithstanding a negative mammogram. By the time of diagnosis, approximately two years later, the patient’s stage had gone from a curable stage to an incurable stage.
- $750,000 recovered for the family of a 42-year-old gentleman who died from metastatic appendiceal mucinous neoplasm. The case was against a pathologist who failed to recognize evidence of the tumor at the time of the patient’s appendectomy, some two and one half years earlier. The patient left behind his wife and two minor daughters.
- $750,000 settlement on behalf of a 75-year-old gentleman confined to a wheelchair for the last 60 years for post polio syndrome who went to a surgery center for eye surgery. He was unable to do a self transfer onto the OR table because it did not lower sufficiently nor did the center have any patient lift equipment to allow safer transfer from WC to OR table. Three doctors and a nurse attempted to lift the 235lb patient and in the process fractured his tibia. He subsequently tore his left rotator cuff trying to reposition his casted leg rendering him totally dependent for all transfers. We alleged violation of both federal and state laws which require medical facilities to provide full and equal access to medical services which includes policies and accommodative equipment to assist mobility challenged patients. (Attorney: Bradley M. Corsiglia)
- $634,740 was awarded in a case against Kaiser arising out of the delay in the diagnosis of a brain tumor based on the misread of a CT scan. The patient was seen in the ER complaining of headaches resulting in a CT scan in 2003, which was read as normal. Approximately five years later, the patient again had a CT scan for complaints of seizure-like activity which led to the diagnosis of a low-grade Glioblastoma. The arbitrator found that the CT scan in 2003 had been misread and that the five year delay significantly adversely affected the patient’s prognosis. Although it could not be proven that the patient would have likely been cured had he been diagnosed and treated in 2003, it was established that his life expectancy had been shortened by approximately five years and that he is no longer able to work and properly care for his two small children.
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- $18.89 million verdict in a medical malpractice action, which at the time was the largest malpractice verdict in Santa Clara County history.
- $3 million in a case of medical malpractice involving brain damage at birth.
- $2.8 million in a case of medical malpractice involving brain damage at birth.
- $2.5 million in a case of medical malpractice involving brain injury at birth.
- $2.25 million in a case of medical malpractice involving brain damage as a result of surgical procedure.
- $2 million in a case of medical malpractice involving neurological injury following colonoscopy.
- $2 million in a case of medical malpractice involving brain damage as a result of a surgical procedure.
- $1 million in a case of medical malpractice involving the death of a 42-year-old wife and mother.
- $650,000 recovered for a woman who contracted a debilitating nerve condition stemming from what was alleged to be an unnecessary surgery by a podiatrist.
- $225,000 settlement, despite a statutory cap of $250,000, for a young couple who lost their newborn baby due to what was alleged to be a negligently supervised delivery.
of Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P. at (408) 289-1417