DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case. Litigation co-counsel is listed where appropriate.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: WRONG DRUG GIVEN DURING SURGERY: BRAIN INJURY
Our client, a middle-aged Northeast Ohio woman, went in for routine surgery. She checked the box stating she was allergic to a medication used in anesthesia. She identified the drug she was allergic to. The anesthesiologist gave her that drug and she ended up with serious injuries, including brain damage leading to memory loss. Litigation co-counsel was Chris Mellino
The hospital made a confidential settlement before the jury trial. We went to trial against the doctors involved and received a $3,100,000 verdict.
Verdict: $3,100,000.00 Jury Verdict ; September 2013. Remanded for new trial 2019.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: FAILURE TO DO ULTRASOUND ON PREGNANT WOMAN.
Our client, an Ohio woman was pregnant and went to her local hospital complaining of severe abdominal pain. The hospital knew that she was pregnant but failed to use baby monitor or do an ultrasound. The mother had internal bleeding which resulted in the death of her unborn child. A lawsuit was filed and a settlement reached quickly after. Our sincerest sympathies go out to her and her family. This tragedy could have been avoided if the hospital staff had followed established legal guidelines for the treatment of pregnant women with abdominal pain. Litigation co-counsel was Chris Mellino.
Settlement: $1,000,000; March 2015
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE TOXIC KIDNEY STONES.
Our client, an Ohio resident in her eighties, went in for treatment of kidney stones. It was our position that the doctor did not do the proper testing to determine if the kidney stones were toxic. When the doctor dissolved the kidney stones, the toxic remains killed our client. We co-counseled this claim with Chris Mellino which settled for $850,000 before trial. There was very little in economic damages due to our client’s advanced age. We are sorry for her family’s loss
Settlement: $850,000; January 2013
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: BRAIN INJURY DURING SURGERY.
Our client was having surgery and she was given medication that she was allergic to. The doctors knew or should have known she was allergic because she had indicated this in her pre-surgical paperwork. As a result of her injury she has memory loss. The hospital made a confidential settlement before the jury trial date.
Awarded: Confidential Settlement 2013