Failure to timely diagnose uterine cancer
Failure to refer plaintiff to a hand specialist for treatment of abscess
Negligent operation of a motor vehicle
Dentist's failure to properly secure dentures; failure to timely remove denture resulting in infection
Failure to communicate results of an abnormal mammogram
Insufficient warning of traffic cones in travel lane at excavation area
Failure to timely recognize a bile leak after gall bladder surgery
Failure to timely Diagnose and Treat Gastric Cancer
Failure to maneuver a patient following gastric surgery resulting in decubitus ulcers and death
Failure to diagnose gastric cancer
Failure to timely diagnose uterine cancer - $6,488,000.00
Plaintiff, a then 44 year old woman presented to her gynecologist with complaints of change in her menstrual cycle. The patient underwent an ultrasound which revealed an increase of the size of the uterus and fibroids. No treatment was ordered. Approximately six months later the patient was diagnosed with leiomyasarcoma. The plaintiff passed away approximately one year after trial.
Failure to refer plaintiff to a hand specialist for treatment of abscess - $4,620,000.00
Plaintiff, a then 49 year old presented to his primary care doctor after he developed an abscess on his hand. He was prescribed antibiotics and no other treatment was rendered. Approximately four months later the patient was admitted to another hospital where he underwent numerous surgeries resulting in the total loss of use of his hand.
Negligent operation of a motor vehicle - $4,650,000.00
Plaintiff a passenger in a motor vehicle sustained multiple injuries following a collision with another vehicle. Several legal issues were litigated to the highest court in the state of New York with a favorable outcome for the plaintiffs.
Dentist's failure to properly secure dentures; failure to timely remove denture resulting in infection - $2,600,000.00
Plaintiff, a then 65 year old man presented to his dentist for a new set of dentures. After the dentures were put in place, the plaintiff returned complaining that they were loose. The dentist testified that he could not perform anymore work on the dentures directed the plaintiff to go directly to the laboratory that created the dentures. When the plaintiff arrived at the laboratory, they refused to speak with him advising him to go back to his dentist. Several days later the plaintiff swallowed his denture while drinking water. He went to a hospital where a gastroenterologist attempted to remove the denture. The attempt was unsuccessful ultimately resulting in a perforated esophagus and ensuing infection in the brain.
Failure to communicate results of an abnormal mammogram - $1,700,000.00
Plaintiff, a then 35 year old woman underwent a mammogram at her local ob/gyn clinic. Following the exam, she returned to obtain the results of the study. She was told that the physician was not available on that day and that she would contact her if there were any problems. Our client did not hear from anyone at that clinic and presumed that the results were normal. Approximately two years later she developed hip pain which was ultimately diagnosed as breast cancer which had spread to her bones. She died approximately three years after her diagnosis.
Insufficient warning of traffic cones in travel lane at excavation area - $1,600,000.00
Plaintiff, a 27 year old man was severely injured when he fell off his motorcycle after attempting to avoid hitting several traffic cones closing one lane of travel due to some repair work. It was alleged that the defendants failed to properly safeguard the excavation site and post appropriate warning devices.
Failure to timely recognize a bile leak after gall bladder surgery - $950,000.00
Plaintiff, a then 69 year old man presented to a gastrointestinal surgeon with complaints of abdominal pain. He was diagnosed with gall stones and recommended to undergo gall bladder surgery. Following surgery, plaintiff's blood work showed an elevated bilirubin. Despite the abnormal lab study the patient was discharged from the hospital. Two days later, the patient was admitted to a hospital and diagnosed with a bile leak, jaundice and sepsis requiring surgery to repair the leak.
Failure to timely Diagnose and Treat Gastric Cancer - $800,000.00
Plaintiff, a then 62 year old woman presented to her primary care physician with complaints of difficulty swallowing. Her doctor referred her to a gastroenterologist who performed an upper gastrointestinal series and diagnosed the patient with a hernia. Approximately one year later, the patient was admitted to a hospital with flank pain where she was diagnosed with Stage IV gastric cancer. She passed away approximately sixteen months following her diagnosis.
Failure to maneuver a patient following gastric surgery resulting in decubitus ulcers and death - $675,000.00
Plaintiff, a then 56 year old woman presented to the hospital for gastric surgery. It was alleged that the physicians and hospital staff failed to maneuver the patient at indicated intervals resulting in the development of decubitus ulcers leading to an infection and death.
Failure to diagnose gastric cancer - $500,000.00
Plaintiff, a then 27 year old woman presented to a gastroenterologist with complaints of epigastric pain. The gastroenterologist examined the patient and prescribed Zantac. It was alleged that plaintiff's complaints did not resolve and she returned to the gastroenterologist several months later where no other form of treatment was performed. The gastroenterologist denied that such visit ever took place. Approximately nine months following the initial complaints, the plaintiff was diagnosed with gastric cancer with metastasis to her ovary. She died approximately one year after her diagnosis.