Medical Malpractice Results

Permanent Brain Injury to 43-Year-Old Woman – $10 Million Jury Verdict

We represented a 43-year-old woman and her husband in a medical malpractice lawsuit against a local emergency room physician who failed to properly diagnose and treat the woman’s intracerebral hemorrhage. The physician’s actions resulted in a permanent brain damage.

What Happened?

Our client went to the emergency room complaining of the sudden onset of a severe headache accompanied with nausea and vomiting.

Although the symptoms are the classic sign of an intracerebral hemorrhage and could be safely diagnosed by a CT scan, the careless physician ordered a lumbar puncture which led to permanent brain damage.

Our expert testified that the lumbar puncture created a risk of brain damage while the CT scan was non-invasive and was the diagnostic test of choice.  Furthermore, if the lumbar puncture had not been performed our client would have recovered from her intracerebral bleeding without further injury.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You in a Medical Malpractice Case

If you have suffered a similar brain injury as a result of a medical malpractice in Massachusetts, it is in your best interest to consult an experienced Boston personal injury attorney to determine the strength of your claim and identify the liable parties.

Please note that each case is different. To find out what your case may be worth, speak with a personal injury attorney today.

Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death Claim - $3.85 Million Settlement

Our law firm represented the family of the decedent, a 34-year old-man, who had been diagnosed with and tragically passed away from Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease (BAVD), a congenital heart condition that results in the narrowing of the aortic valve.

This condition was diagnosed during a regularly scheduled physical examination that the decedent underwent. Upon learning of his diagnosis, the decedent followed up with a cardiologist, who he treated with over the course of five years. The cardiologist monitored his BAVD and noted how the decedent would eventually require aortic valve replacement surgery.

However, the cardiologist continued to delay in proceeding with this necessary, lifesaving aortic valve replacement surgery, even in light of diagnostic evidence exhibited by the decedent’s quickly narrowing aortic valve. The failure of the cardiologist to proceed with the lifesaving aortic valve replacement surgery was the direct and proximate cause of the decedent’s tragic and untimely death.

We obtained a $3,850,000.00 settlement on behalf of the decedent’s widow and his two young children.

The settlement award represents a sum to compensate the family for their husband and father’s financial support over his lifetime and to compensate his wife and children for the loss of companionship, society and guidance.

Click here to read a press release with additional information about this settlement.

Please note that each case is different. To find out what your case may be worth, speak with a personal injury attorney today.

Medical Malpractice Resulting in Paralysis in 43-Year-Old Woman – $1.2 Million Settlement

Our client, a 43-year-old woman with symptoms of vascular insufficiency to her lower legs, underwent surgery to implant Dacron grafts in her femoral arteries to increase blood flow. Following surgery, the surgeon prescribed streptokinase allegedly to prevent blood clots. The drug caused the patient to hemorrhage at the graft sites and resulted in paraplegia.

  • $24 million award for Pediatric Malpractice resulting in blindness and profound brain damage from potassium overdose
  • $10.7 million award for Failure to order testing to rule out breast cancer in 40-year-old wife and mother with palpable lump in breast resulting in Stage III cancer diagnosis and death
  • $2.5 million award for Obstetrical Malpractice – Failure to diagnose fetal distress in newborn by residents in training causing cerebral palsy
  • $2.1 million for Failure to properly manage pre-eclampsia (hypertension) during pregnancy resulting in massive brain hemorrhage and death of mother
  • $1.75 million for Failure to diagnose post-operative internal bleeding after elective gall bladder surgery resulting in death
  • $1.44 million for Failure of Emergency Room doctors to diagnose internal injuries resulting from a 10 foot fall off deck causing, on two separate visits to ER, resulting in death of 45-year-old man.