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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdicts

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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdicts

Defense Verdicts in Decubitus Ulcer Malpractice Claims

PRI is prevailing in defending decubitus ulcer malpractice claims. The history of decubitus ulcer litigation is an interesting one that is mired in misunderstanding. Unfortunately, at the turn of the millennium, some well-intentioned quality and safety organizations coined the term ‘never event’ to denote adverse events that should “never” occur in [...]

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Defense Verdict in a Case of Arthroscopic Surgery with Ligament Reconstruction

PRI obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an orthopedic surgeon in a case involving an allegation of negligent performance of an arthroscopic surgery with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction on a 40-year old construction worker.  The events of the case began on April 20th, when the patient injured his right knee [...]

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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of Alleged Wrongful Death in a Patient Undergoing a Renal Biopsy

PRI secured a defense verdict on behalf of a nephrologist, a nephrology professional corporation, and a nurse practitioner in a case involving the alleged wrongful death of a 53 year old patient involving the discontinuation of antiplatelet therapy in order that a renal biopsy be performed. The descendant-plaintiff had a history [...]

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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of Subdural Hematoma

PRI secured a defense verdict on behalf of an internist/rheumatologist and a nurse practitioner in Queens County Supreme Court in a case involving an allegation of a delayed diagnosis of a subdural hematoma resulting in neurological impairment. The plaintiff was a 45 year old man who received general medical care at [...]

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Defense Verdict in a Pediatric Case of an Intracranial Tumor

PRI obtained a defense verdict on behalf of two pediatricians and their limited liability corporation in a case involving an alleged delay in the diagnosis of a large symptomatic meningioma in a nine year old boy requiring surgery and causing alleged postoperative neurological deficits. The patient followed at the defendants’ pediatric [...]

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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Ear

PRI secured two medical malpractice defense verdicts at the Supreme Court of Suffolk County, New York, on behalf of a dermatologist and an otolaryngologist in a case involving an alleged delay in the diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma. The case began when a 64 year old male with a history of [...]

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Defense Verdict in a Case of a Dissection of the Thoracic Aorta

PRI obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an emergency medicine physician in a case involving an allegation of a delayed diagnosis of a Type A dissection of the thoracic aorta. The events of the case began on September 23rd at 9 a.m. when the patient was brought in by ambulance [...]

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Defense Verdict in a Case of an Upper Gastrointestinal Bleed

PRI obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an emergency medicine physician and an ambulatory endoscopy facility in a case of a then 64 year old decedent who died one day following discharge from the emergency department. The patient presented with a chief complaint of vomiting. He had a known history [...]

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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of Postoperative Foot Drop

PRI secured a defense verdict in Queens County Supreme Court in a case involving an allegation of an operative iatrogenic injury to the right peroneal nerve during a right total knee replacement causing foot drop. The plaintiff was a 55-year-old female with a history of severe arthritis of the right knee [...]

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Defense Verdict in a Case of a Hamstring Tear with Avulsion

PRI obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an orthopedic surgeon, in a case of a right hamstring avulsion with alleged disability and development of complex regional pain syndrome. The plaintiff was a 53-year-old female with type 2 diabetes and hypothyroidism who slipped and fell while walking. She was unable to [...]

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