$3,000,000 Settlement

During labor and delivery, Navy providers failed to timely respond to our client’s placental abruption causing permanent and severe brain damage to her baby. Our clients received $2,322,359 with lifetime benefits. Other case fees include $600,000 for attorneys’ fees and $77,641 in litigation expenses.

$3,000,000 Settlement

At an emergency room, a child was given a traumatic lumbar puncture that was below the standard of care. That traumatic lumbar tap caused a hematoma to develop that compressed his spinal cord. Government medical care providers again breached the standard of care by failing to diagnose the spinal cord compression. Our clients received $1,955,638 and $44,027 in paid medical liens with lifetime benefits . Other case fees include $750,000 for attorneys’ fees and $257,497 in litigation expenses.

$2,800,000 Settlement

A pregnant woman started experiencing a pain in her abdomen and eventually became hospitalized due to severe and intense distress at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. Due to failure to properly diagnose and treat a hernia, she had part of her small intestine removed and her son was born with severe developmental and cognitive impairments. Our client received $2,216,740, including medical trust and annuity. Other case fees include $560,000 for attorneys’ fees and $23,259 in case expenses.

$2,800,000 Settlement

Our client sought treatment at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center. An MRI scan of the cervical spine revealed degenerative disc disease on multiple areas of his spine. Medical providers at the Louisiana VA facility advised him to undergo an anterior diskectomy and fusion, a type of neck surgery that involves removing a damaged disc to relieve spinal cord or nerve root pressure and alleviate corresponding pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling. But during the procedure, the resident doctor further damaged our client’s spine. He used a Cloward drill to remove the disk at the C6-7 level, after which it was noted that spinal fluid was drained from the interspace. It was at this time the surgeon realized he damaged the patient’s spine. When he awoke from surgery, he had paralysis of his lower extremities and partial paralysis of his upper extremities. Despite all attempts to rehabilitate his spinal cord, his injuries are permanent. He is now wheelchair-bound and requires a high level of assistance with activities of daily living, and he will for the rest of his life.

Settlement Breakdown

$2,058,503 net to client

$700,000 attorneys’ fees

$41,497 case expenses

$2,800,000

Medical providers misdiagnosed a marginal ulcer leading to fetal distress. Our client required emergency laparotomy with cesarean section, and baby had significant developmental and neurological injury. Our clients received $2,216,740 with lifetime benefits. Other case fees include $560,000 for attorneys’ fees and $23,259 in litigation expenses.

$2,800,000 Settlement

Our client experienced surgical medical malpractice which resulted in paralysis of the lower extremities. They received $2,058,503. Other case fees include $700,000 for attorneys’ fees and $41,497 in litigation expenses.

$2,500,000 Settlement

Georgia Army Hospital Medical Malpractice

Our client went to the Winn Army Community Hospital in Fort Stewart, Georgia for induction of labor. She was given a medication called Cytotec to thin her cervix. Cytotec carries a known risk of uterine hyperstimulation that can cause uterine rupture. Shortly after, she was started on Pitocin, another drug that carries the known risk of uterine hyperstimulation. Combining Cytotec with Pitocin should have put the healthcare providers on alert for possible uterine hyperstimulation. But it did not. The fetal monitoring strips (FMS) showed uterine contractions occurring too close together and lasting too long to be safe for the baby or mother. Despite evidence of uterine hyperstimulation, the Pitocin dosage was increased. Shortly later, it was increased again. The medical records included an order to discontinue Pitocin if hyperstimulation or a non-reassuring fetal heart rate pattern occurred. This order was ignored. Unsurprisingly, the fetal heart rate crashed and dropped to a dangerously low level. Medical providers attempted to use fetal scalp electrode, a vacuum extractor, and forceps all before performing a caesarean section. The baby was finally delivered by an emergency C-Section. The mother experienced a uterine rupture, and was immediately taken back for emergency surgery due to internal hemorrhaging and right ureter blockage. Sadly, the baby was born limp, bradycardic, cyanotic, and had no respiratory effort.

Settlement Breakdown

$1,796,916.17 received by client (includes medical trust and annuity)

$625,000 attorneys’ fees

$75,083.83 case expenses

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$2,300,000 Settlement

Naval healthcare providers at the Portsmouth, Virginia Naval Medical Center failed to properly monitor a baby’s fetal monitor strip, which caused hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and a permanent brain injury. Our clients received $1,623,930 with lifetime benefits. Other case fees include $575,000 for attorneys’ fees and $101,070 in litigation expenses.

$2,247,280 Trial Judgment

Army Providers in Killeen, Texas at Fort Hood mismanaged a shoulder dystocia during labor and delivery causing permanent brachial plexus injury to the baby. Our clients received $1,597,500 with lifetime benefits. Other case fees include $532,500 for attorneys’ fees and $63,100 in litigation expenses.

$2,150,000 Settlement

Ft. Campbell, Tennessee medical providers failed to diagnose colorectal cancer leading to death. During the course of this case, we discovered a simple test would have discovered the cancer and saved our client’s life. Our clients received $1,492,813. Other case fees include $537,500 for attorneys’ fees and $119,687 in litigation expenses.

$2,000,000 Settlement

Our client was a Navy veteran who was negligently treated by Navy doctors and providers in Pensacola, Florida. The Navy providers negligently performed a gall bladder removal surgery that caused our client to suffer permanent damage to his liver, requiring a liver transplant. Our client received $1,433,500. Other case fees include $500,000 for attorneys’ fees and $66,500 in litigation expenses.

$2,000,000 Settlement

Our client was on the telemetry floor of the hospital. He went to the bathroom, pushed the nurse call button, and coded. Providers could not find the key to unlock the door and was delayed in responding to his call. Our client suffered a brain injury as a result. Our client received $1,432,118. Other case fees include $500,000 for attorneys’ fees and $67,227 in litigation expenses.

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