$6,500,000 Settlement

We settled this case against the Air Force after doctors and nurses at a Florida medical center provided too much oxytocin to our client and failed to monitor her labor and delivery, causing cerebral palsy in her child. The clients received $4,581,969. Other case fees include $1,625,000 for attorneys’ fees and $285,061 in litigation expenses.

$5,900,000 Settlement

Our client was rear-ended at a high speed by a garbage truck driver. She was a young, active woman who now suffers from permanent injuries because of the accident. The client received $2,320,947, plus annuity payments totaling an additional $2,984,080 and $550,775 in paid medical bills. Other case fees include $1,966,666 for attorneys’ fees and $61,611 in case expenses.

$5,800,000 Settlement

During labor and delivery, the Army doctors and healthcare providers failed to timely and properly respond to the baby’s heart rate monitor causing the child to suffer permanent and severe brain damage as a result. The clients received $4,106,711 with lifetime benefits. Other case fees include $1,450,000 for attorneys’ fees and $33,666 in litigation expenses.

$5,500,000 Jury Verdict

A Mack truck delivering the mail ran a red light and broadsided the car driven by our client’s 19-year-old son, killing him instantly. A defect in the brake valve, under the driver’s foot, prevented any substantial braking. The clients received $2,744,340. Other case fees include $366,085 for attorneys’ fees and $19,574 in case expenses.

$5,117,473.50 Trial Judgment

Military providers failed to provide our client, a child, the Prevnar vaccinations against pneumococcal pneumonia. When our client contracted pneumonia, the Air Force clinic failed to diagnose it, leading to a kidney transplant. The client received $3,475,648 with lifetime benefits. Other case fees include $1,279,368 for attorneys’ fees and $412,914 in case expenses.

$5,000,000 Settlement

The Army failed to diagnose aortic dissection, which resulted in the death of a mother and a permanent brain injury to her child. The clients received $3,649,997 with lifetime benefits. Other case fees include $1,250,000 for attorneys’ fees and $100,002 in litigation expenses.

$5,000,000 Settlement

Army doctors failed to timely diagnose and treat aortic dissection in a pregnant woman, which caused her death and left the infant with a permanent brain injury. She presented to the hospital three days earlier with radiating chest pain, but was discharged, despite an abnormal electrocardiogram. We settled the case for $5,000,000.

Case details

Towards the end of a healthy pregnancy, Gwendolyn Spratling presented to Martin Army Community Hospital in Georgia at the end of her third trimester complaining of sharp chest pain, radiating to her neck and jaw. She also reported nausea. She was given a fetal non-stress test with normal results and a normal fetal heart rate. But Gwendolyn had an abnormal electrocardiogram. Despite this abnormal result, her chest, neck and jaw pain was dismissed as secondary to anxiety and she was discharged with no additional evaluation, cardiac or otherwise.

Three days later Gwendolyn went out to dinner with her husband and family. After dinner, she felt increasingly tired and experienced chest pain that became severe. Her family took helped her to her husband’s car. Mr. Spratling drove her to Martin Army Community Hospital, with her parents following behind in their car. In transit to the hospital, Gwendolyn lost consciousness and arrested. Providers performed an emergency cesarean section due to the agonal heart rate of the baby, and delivered her baby. Sadly, Gwendolyn died minutes later. An autopsy revealed that Gwendolyn suffered from an acute Type A aortic dissection with extension into the left main and left anterior descending coronary arteries.

Army doctors were negligent in failing to timely diagnose and treat Gwen’s aortic dissection. Heart disease is the most common cause of maternal death, and pregnancy a known risk factor for aortic dissection in women under the age of 40, particularly in the third trimester. Had Army providers performed a cardiac workup when Mrs. Spratling presented with radiating chest pain, including a CT scan, it would have been evident that she required emergency heart surgery. Her child could have safely been delivered by Cesarean section without injury, and her life would have been spared. More likely than not, Gwendolyn and her infant would have survived the surgery, free of injury. As a result of the negligence of government providers, Mrs. Spratling lost her life at the age of 23 and her baby suffered both the loss of his mother and a permanent brain injury due to oxygen deprivation that he endured as Mrs. Spratling was dying. This double tragedy that took one young life and forever marred another was completely avoidable, had providers investigated and treated Mrs. Spratling’s cardiac symptoms.

$4,813,947 Recovery

Our client, a volunteer firefighter, suffered crushed legs when a Ford Expedition Police Truck that had been parked slightly uphill of our client slipped out of park into neutral. The Expedition rolled downhill, seriously and permanently injuring him. Our client received $2,493,330. Other case fees include $1,887,079 for attorneys’ fees and $415,637 in case expenses.

$4,510,484 Net-to-Client

A pedestrian passing a construction site was severely injured in a construction accident. Remarkably, she survived, but experienced traumatic brain injuries and other life-altering injuries. The clients received $4,510,484 and $188,560 in paid medical liens. Other case fees include $1,189,000 for attorneys’ fees and $59,954 in case expenses.

$4,500,000 Settlement

Army providers at Ft. Hood failed to timely diagnose and treat our client’s placental abruption, resulting in a permanent brain injury to the baby. Our clients received $3,305,854 with lifetime benefits. Other case fees include $1,101,951 for attorneys’ fees and $92,194 in litigation expenses.

$4,500,000 Settlement

Ft. Stewart, Georgia healthcare providers misdiagnosed a miscarriage and performed a D&C on a viable pregnancy. The baby survived the procedure, but had serious brain and orthopedic injuries as a result. Our clients received $3,172,468 with lifetime benefits. Other case fees include $1,250,000 for attorneys’ fees and $202,531 in litigation expenses.

$3,200,000 Settlement

While in labor, the negligence of doctors and hospital staff toward our client led to an emergency cesarean section that resulted in the birth of a child with a severe brain injury. Our client received $1,891,499 and $3,513 in paid medical bills. Other case fees include $1,266,667 for attorneys’ fees and $38,933 case expenses.

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