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Medical Malpractice/Negligence; Wrongful Death

$3,000,000 - Staff Covers Up Failure to Monitor Patient

33-year-old Mr. B died while in custody at a psychiatric facility. His records were falsified to cover up the failure to monitor him.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$1,259,970 - Military Doctor Refuses Request for C- Section

Military doctor ignores prior shoulder dystocia birth history and refuses C-section. The almost 11-pound baby was born with a brachial plexus injury and limp left arm.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$950,000 - VA Delay in Diagnosis of TIA/Stroke

Veterans Administration doctors failed to recognize signs of transient ischemic attack and stroke which required emergent workup and treatment. A 50-year-old had massive stroke.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$3,469,778 - Kaiser Arbitrator Awards Damages to Partial Paraplegic

Kaiser doctors failed to timely recognize and treat a thoracic disc herniation, leading to partial paraplegia, loss of bowel and bladder function.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$1,024,614 - Surgeon removes Wrong Rib

A 32-year-old electrician had a cancerous tumor on his eighth rib. The surgeon removed the wrong ribs and bisected the tumor. A second surgery was required.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$558,000 - Chemotherapy Mix-Up Injures Child

Child with a brain tumor was given the wrong chemotherapy drug at twice the dosage. His injuries included hearing loss and kidney damage.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence; Wrongful Death

$1,358,000 - Overdose of Chemotherapy Drug 5-FU

54-year-old receives overdose of chemotherapy drug 5-FU, reducing his white blood cell count to 0.1. He developed an infection and ultimately succumbed to hypoxia, metabolic acidosis and leukopenia.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$110,000 - Feeding Tube Placement Error

An 89-year-old died when a feeding tube was connected to the catheter intended for his veins. Feeding material was pumped directly into his bloodstream.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$1,300,000 - Birth Injury for Failed Forceps Delivery

Failed forceps delivery and delay in performing C-Section leads to brain injury in a baby, born with umbilical cord wrapped twice around his head.

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Employment Discrimination

$966,500 - Retaliation for Supporting Gender Discrimination Claim

Plaintiff, who worked for the City of Chula Vista’s Planning Department for 24 years, was fired for supporting discrimination claim of co-worker.

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Personal Injury

$290,000 - Slip and Fall at "Open House"

The plaintiff slipped and fell on a tiled entryway at a realtor’s “open house” after being instructed to wear Tyvek booties and suffered numerous injuries.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$1,175,000 - Failure to Diagnose CAD Leads to Myocardial Infarct

Failure to work up coronary artery disease in a 50-year-old leads to her heart attack and amputation of her right leg.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$850,000 - Delay in Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

A doctor’s eight-year delay in following up on elevated PSAs and a nodule found on digital rectal exam results in metastatic spread of prostate cancer.

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Personal Injury

$500,000 - Slip and Fall Concussion

A 53-year-old woman sustained a concussion and post-concussion syndrome when she fell on the wet floor of a smoothie restaurant.

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Medical Fraud; Product Liability

$2,490,252 - Dural Tear, Defective Nerve Monitoring Equipment

A patient was permanently injured by a spine surgeon who was using defective nerve monitoring equipment during back surgery that did not register nerve injury.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$750,000 - Delay in Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

Delays in diagnostic testing in a patient with a PSA of 4.2 resulted in uncurable prostate cancer.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence; Wrongful Death

$500,000 - Wrongful Death, Failure to Diagnose Lung Cancer

Despite abnormal findings on chest x-ray, Scripps doctors did not follow up, and the patient was diagnosed with lung cancer. He died 8 months later.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$420,878 - Overdose of Heparin Leads to Stroke

A Veteran was overdosed on 90 mg of heparin twice daily instead of the typical dose of 30 mg every 12 hours. This led to a hemorrhagic stroke caused by over-anticoagulation.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$400,000 - Elevated PSA and Enlarged Prostate

A 62-year-old was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer after medical care providers failed to follow up on elevated PSA levels.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$345,000 - ER Physicians Miss Staph Infection

ER physicians at Kirtland Air Force Base failed to diagnose staph infection in the hip and back of a 56-year-old retired Coast Guard captain.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$750,000 - Failure to Diagnose Ovarian Cancer

Patient was never informed of a mass on her right ovary found during CT scan of her appendix. One year later, she was diagnosed with metastatic ovarian cancer.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$1,489,568 - Medical Negligence by Kaiser Orthopedic Surgeon

Excessive traction during shoulder surgery caused a permanent brachial plexus injury to a woman’s arm and dominant hand. A Kaiser arbitrator found in her favor.

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Civil Rights; Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$12,617,674 - Brain Injuries from Head Trauma and Metabolic Insult

A 32-year-old suffers a brain injury due to negligence by sheriff’s deputies and jail nurses.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$400,000 - Death After Administration of Succinylcholine

Negligent administration of succinylcholine in a patient with severe trauma and elevated potassium leads to a sustained cardiac arrest and short-term memory loss.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$543,923 - Failure to Diagnose Pneumonia and Pleural Effusion

Kaiser employee has a collapsed lung and massive infection requiring intubation and decortication when Kaiser physicians fail to treat her pneumonia/pleural effusion.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$1,237,321 - Failure to Treat TIA Leads to Stroke

A doctor’s failure to recognize transient ischemic attacks led to massive stroke in a woman, resulting in vision problems, left-sided weakness, and shortened life expectancy.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$4,950,527 - Brain Injury from Dislodged Endotracheal Tube

Kaiser healthcare providers failed to recognize a dislodged endotracheal tube, leading to an anoxic brain injury in a 17-year-old stabbing victim.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$200,000 - Failure to Diagnose Appendicitis

An urgent care did no testing when a patient presented with signs and symptoms of appendicitis. Eventually surgeons found a gangrenous and perforated appendix.

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Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$260,000 - Wrongful Death from Heart Laceration

A surgeon lacerated the heart of this 55-year-old with a staple during hernia surgery.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$865,000 - Failure to Treat A-Fib, Leading to Stroke

A 77-year-old retiree with chronic A-fib has a significant stroke after physicians failed to put her on Coumadin anticoagulant therapy despite three years of complaints of palpitations.

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Product Liability

$15,000,000 - Reheat Steam Pipe Fails

A defective weld in a reheat steam pipe burst and caused third-degree burns and brain injury to a young engineer who was standing beneath it.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$850,000 - Failure to Diagnose Rectal Cancer

A 37-year-old engineer is diagnosed with late-stage rectal cancer after her doctor failed to rule out cancer when she complained of constipation and GI problems for almost two years.

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Personal Injury

$3,100,000 - Physician Injured in Auto Accident

A neurologist’s vehicle was rear-ended on the I-15, resulting in cervical injuries impacting her medical practice.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$2,050,000 - Medical Malpractice/Fraud - Pain Pump Implant, Fentanyl Lollipops

Pain doctor implants a pain pump and prescribes pain pump meds and fentanyl lollipops that could only be obtained through his pharmacy and surgical center.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence; Wrongful Death

$1,000,000 - Death After Prolonged Diarrhea

A 40-year-old died from sepsis after physicians and hospital caregivers failed to timely diagnose and treat his infected colon which spilled poisonous, purulent material into his body.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$800,000 - Delay in Treating Postop Hematoma

Sustained compression by an undiagnosed and untreated postoperative hematoma results in paraplegia at T6 and incontinence in a 55-year-old.

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Elder Abuse

$700,000 - Asphyxiation by Waist Restraint

94-year-old was found dead, hanging from his waist restraint from the side of his bed.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$250,000 - MRI Performed on Patient with Pacemaker

88-year-old dies after he was placed in an MRI machine with a pacemaker. An attendant noted there was no blood flowing through his carotid arteries.

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Personal Injury; Wrongful Death

$400,000 - 16-Year-Old Dies After Performing Fitness Test at School

A delay in performing CPR on a 16-year-old student at Sweetwater High School, who collapsed during a state-mandated physical performance test, results in his death.

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Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$160,000 - Failure to Monitor Fall Risk

A broken hip from a fall at a behavioral health unit requiring surgery leads to the death of an 89-year-old who had to cease her antidepressants, developed fluid overload, and bedsores.

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Personal Injury

$700,000 - Motor Home Goes Down Embankment

Defendant Driver rented a Pace Aero Motor Home from Blue Chip Motor Homes for a trip to Mexico with plaintiffs. The defendant had never driven a motor home before, but planned to tow a 16-foot catamaran.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence; Medical Fraud

$8,999,998 - Delay in Diagnosis of Gastric Bypass Complication

Inexperienced doctors and hospital fail to diagnose complications in a bariatric gastric bypass/lap band patient who lost most of her intestines due to ischemia.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$1,001,600 - Failure to Timely Treat Aneurysm

In a surprising response, a prominent medical group agreed to accept a 998 offer to compromise (settlement offer) in the amount of $1.016 million in a wrongful death/medical negligence case before the plaintiffs took any depositions or did any real discovery.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$1,300,000 - Orthopedic Surgeon Fails to Repair Dural Tears

A 51-year-old small business owner suffers permanent nerve injury from negligent repair of dural tears made by an orthopedic surgeon during spine surgery resulting in cauda equina syndrome.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$900,000 - Failure to Timely Diagnose Thyroid Cancer

A two-year delay in diagnosis of thyroid cancer results in Stage IV malignancy. Unsupervised physician’s assistants improperly scoped her throat, missing the cancer.

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Medical Malpractice/Negligence

$4,043,728 - Brain Injury from Overdose of Insulin

An anesthesia resident overdosed a patient with 1000 units of insulin and then 60-70 amps of D50, sending the patient’s blood sugar to 3,800 mg/dL resulting in a brain injury and seizures.

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Employee Discrimination

$150,000 - Retaliation for Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

A jury found that the County of San Diego had retaliated against a female deputy district attorney for bringing a pregnancy discrimination claim.

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