Spinal epidural abscess case – recovery of $9,400,000 on behalf of our client.
Practice Area Category: Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice / failure to diagnose a 90 percent blockage of the left anterior descending artery. The physician’s insurer settled the matter for $1.5 million dollars before a lawsuit was even filed due to the extensive preparation of expert reports documenting the loss coupled with Kocian Law Group’s advocacy on the client’s behalf in a professional and expeditious manner.
A child at a local hospital was dropped on its head and died due to the negligence of the hospital security system and medical providers. Although the child was already very ill, with significant pre-existing medical conditions, the negligence accelerated the child’s early demise. A $1.4 million dollar settlement was reached.
A thirty two year old female patient was seen by her ob/gyn who identified a palpable 1.5 cm x 1 cm lump in her breast during pregnancy. Despite identifying the lump no testing, imaging, tissue sampling, radiography or any other medical measures were taken by the same physician, over the course of two years of treatment, to identify whether the persistent lump was benign or cancerous. In fact, the physician assured the woman, during her course of care, that her lump was nothing to worry about and was likely a clogged milk duct. Approximately two years later the lump was determined to be a malignant cancer. The failure to timely provide the correct diagnosis led to a delay in treatment of the cancer. The matter resolved for the sum of $850,000.00.
A 39-year-old man was given the wrong prescription by a nationally well-known pharmacy for approximately 10 months. He suffered significant cardiac and mental damages as a result of the negligence by both the pharmacy and his medical caregivers who failed to appreciate the error. A $600,000 dollar settlement was reached.
Medical malpractice involving an 80-year-old nursing home resident who was fed “by mouth” despite contrary orders. The patient developed a serious and possibly fatal respiratory condition. The result was a judgment for the plaintiff for $506,000 dollars.
Nursing errors caused permanent damages to a 46-year-old man who was an insulin-dependent diabetic, and schizophrenic. While liability and causation were strongly contested, as an autopsy was never performed, the Kocian Law Group successfully pursued the matter to a resolution of $500,000 dollars.