Medical Malpractice Defense Verdicts

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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdicts

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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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of a Developmentally Delayed Child Following Delivery

PRI secured a defense verdict in Bronx County Supreme Court on behalf of 2 obstetricians in a case involving the delivery of an infant at 33 weeks gestation with subsequent developmental delays. The 33 year old mother of the child had immigrated to the US when she was 4½ months pregnant. [...]

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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of Traumatic Brain Injury

On August 29th, while an inpatient in a psychiatric hospital, the 46 year old plaintiff was physically assaulted by his roommate, resulting in injuries to his head including facial bruising and lacerations.  He was transferred to the local community hospital for evaluation and treatment.  CT scans of the head, spine, chest, [...]

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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of Cervical Spine injury, Quadriplegia, and Death

PRI obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an internist and a cardiologist in a case involving a patient falling in a hospital fall allegedly causing a cervical spine injury, quadriplegia, and death. The events of the case began when the 84-year old patient’s wife called the ambulance because the patient [...]

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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of Cervical Spine injury, Quadriplegia, and Death

PRI obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an internist and a cardiologist in a case involving a patient falling in a hospital fall allegedly causing a cervical spine injury, quadriplegia, and death. The events of the case began when the 84-year old patient’s wife called the ambulance because the patient [...]

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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of Haldol Administration

This is a case of a 97 year old female with a host of co-morbidities and multiple hospitalizations.  Of her myriad illnesses, the patient had Parkinson’s disease and a history of strokes.  In question was the psychotropic drug Haldol, a medication which was given to the patient for agitation while she [...]

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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of Retinal Detachment

This case involved a 59 year old divorced male, father of two. The plaintiff alleged the cataract surgery performed on his right eye by our ophthalmologist, caused a detached retina. By history, the patient had been seen by his ophthalmologist and the exam revealed visually significant cataracts. A dilated funduscopic examination [...]

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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of a Ureterovaginal Fistula

PRI secured a defense verdict in Queens County Supreme Court on behalf of a gynecologist, a urologist, and a hospital in a case concerning a ureterovaginal fistula allegedly arising from a laparoscopic hysterectomy. The plaintiff was a 51 year old female diagnosed with adenomyosis; a condition where the lining of the [...]

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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of Bilateral Carotid Artery Occlusion

“Time is brain.” This was the mantra repeated by the plaintiff attorney during his opening statement in a case brought by a plaintiff alleging a delay in the diagnosis and treatment of a bilateral carotid artery occlusion. In the plaintiff attorney’s framework, the case was a simple matter. Medicine is a [...]

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