This is a selection of the noteworthy medical malpractice settlements we've obtained for our clients.
$4,775,000.00 recovered for a young woman (plaintiff/client) admitted to a small rural hospital in North Carolina for routine childbirth. Errors occurred during the placement and management of the epidural catheter, which led to cardio-respiratory arrest. The defendant’s anesthesiologist and the nurse anesthetist failed to resuscitate the client promptly. As a result, the client suffered a devastating brain injury due to a lack of oxygen resulting in significant ongoing medical and attendant care. Experts in anesthesiology, physical medicine & rehabilitation (PM&R), life care planning, and economics assisted in evaluating the case. The attorney for the client settled the case three weeks before trial.
$975,000.00 recovered for the estate of a married father (plaintiff/client) with young twins. The client died due to medical negligence while undergoing a simple surgery to repair a broken finger at a rural hospital in the foothills of North Carolina. The plaintiff’s attorney argued that the physician (anesthesiologist) improperly administered a local anesthesia medication (ropivacaine), causing cardio-respiratory arrest. The anesthesiologist was unable to resuscitate the client, resulting in the client’s death. The attorney for the plaintiff retained several prominent anesthesiologists to testify regarding the malpractice. The case settled after a jury was selected.