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Negligent Nursing at Vibra Hospital

This was a wrongful death case arising from medical / nursing malpractice.  Barbara Griffin died in the early morning hours of September 25, 2010, only 12 hours after being admitted to Vibra Hospital for long-term acute management, tracheostomy weaning, and rehabilitation.  The admission records indicated that the staff was well aware that Ms. Griffin required restraints and high levels of medication in order to maintain her anxiety and agitation, and to keep her from pulling on her tracheostomy tubes.  Despite the staff’s knowledge of Ms....


Legal Malpractice Arising from Botched Med Mal Claim

ES was born with a congenital heart defect that her pediatrician failed to diagnose over a period of ten years, despite the fact that ES underwent several diagnostic tests during that time which showed the presence of pulmonary hypertension that was caused by the congenital defect in her heart.  Eventually, due to the pediatrician’s delay in diagnosis, ES developed a rare but permanent heart condition that will significantly shorten her life expectancy and that may require her to undergo a total heart / lung transplant in the future.


Denver Post: $10M Verdict for Medical Malpractice Victim

 


$10.1 Million Med Mal Verdict for Failure to Treat Claim

A nine-year-old boy presented to his primary care pediatrician in October, 2004 with symptoms of frequent urination and neck "stretching." The doctor attributed the symptoms to anxiety and/or stress, brought about by the family's recent move from Israel to the United States. The child's mother consulted with the pediatrician by phone on at least two occasions following the October, 2004 office exam. It was undisputed that the mother reported occasional headaches and fatigue in one of these calls. The patient was next seen for an office exam on...


Failure to Monitor Results in Severe Oxygen Deprivation

Client was under the care of her OB/GYN, for client’s pregnancy and delivery of Baby A. At birth, Baby A had a slow heartbeat, was cyanotic and flaccid. OB/GYN failed to recognize the signs and symptoms of Baby A’s fetal distress during Client’s labor, and did not expedite delivery (perform a C-section). Instead, the doctor attempted to use forceps to deliver Baby A. The delays in delivery resulted in Baby A suffering multi-organ system and brain damage. After fewer than three months, Baby A died in her parents’ home. The OB/GYN agreed to a...


$1.3 Million Verdict for Family in Wrongful Death Med Mal Case

A surgeon performed a routine, anterior cervical discectomy on a 54-year-old mother. During the operation, the surgeon injured the patient’s left common carotid artery. Although the doctor attempted to repair the damaged artery, after the surgery imaging studies revealed a large cerebral cortical infarct. The patient died two days later as a result of the injury to the carotid artery and cerebral cortical infarct.