Medical malpractice cases are more common than you might think. Numerous cases make headlines in news media all around the country.

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March 2018

  • The family of a young child in Florida has filed a lawsuit against a hospital where they claim a nurse who was high on methamphetamine accidentally pulled out the baby’s breathing tube while giving him a bath, causing brain damage.
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  • A hospital in Ohio has settled with the family of a woman claiming the hospital failed to prevent her from passing on her streptococcus infection to her baby during childbirth, causing brain damage to the newborn.
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  • The family of an elderly man in Michigan is suing a nursing home, claiming that caretakers were caught on camera throwing the man forcefully into his wheelchair and bed, causing injuries to his head and legs.
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  • A Navy wife and her family in Hawaii have been awarded $24.7 million from the medical center where she suffered from sepsis due to a bacterial infection which was not diagnosed or treated in a timely manner, resulting in permanent kidney damage.
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  • A woman in Georgia has been awarded $18 million after a jury ruled that the physician and medical group failed to properly diagnose and treat her spinal infection, which resulted in her paralysis.
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  • The family of a man in California who went into a permanent coma from blood loss has been awarded $68 million in a medical malpractice suit against his heart surgeon who was found negligent for leaving the operating room during the man’s open-heart surgery and ordering his physician’s assistant to close the man’s chest.
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  • The family of a Texas child has been awarded over $47 million after a doctor at a Pennsylvania medical center left the girl partially bald and scarred from a bandage the doctor wrapped around her swollen head shortly after she was born.
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February 2018

  • The family of late actor Bill Paxton, who died in February 2017, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his surgeon and the Los Angeles hospital where he had his heart surgery claiming that the physician used unconventional methods and the risks were concealed.
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  • An undisclosed settlement has been reached in a medical malpractice lawsuit brought by a woman in Cowlitz County, Washington against a physician and Columbia Memorial Hospital claiming incapacity, pain and other trauma following vaginal mesh surgery.
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  • The family of late musician Matt Roberts (3 Doors Down guitarist), who died in August 2016, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the doctor who continued to prescribe high doses of opioids for him after he completed a drug rehab program and the pharmacy which filled these prescriptions.
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  • A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against a Madison County, Illinois pediatrician who allegedly failed to diagnose a baby’s malignant tumor despite numerous symptoms, causing the child to undergo aggressive chemotherapy, experience pain, suffer a loss of hearing, and have the potential for future complications.
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  • A woman in Oregon is seeking $9 million in a lawsuit claiming wrongful death, medical malpractice, and negligent infliction of emotional distress against the physician and hospital where her daughter died just days after being born due to delays in getting care when there were signs of complications.
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  • The family of a woman in Chicago has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the nursing home where she fell, claiming that the facility failed to adequately supervise her and this fall ultimately contributed to her death.
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  • A man in Fresno has filed a civil lawsuit against his residential memory care facility claiming that he had to have his right eye removed after the staff allowed him to be attacked on two occasions by his roommate.
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January 2018

  • The family of a 76-year-old man in Fresno County, California is suing his heart surgeon for leaving the operating room before the patient was in stable condition following heart surgery, leaving him permanently comatose.
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  • A 6-year-old girl in Pennsylvania is awarded $40.3 million after her family claimed that her spinal cord was injured during birth at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, leaving her paralyzed below the mid-chest and unable to stand on her own.
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  • The family of an Alabama resident is awarded $3 million ($1 million in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive damages) after claiming that a pulmonologist at an Alabaster health care facility was responsible for failing to diagnose lung cancer.
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  • A former Department of Defense analyst in Tampa, Florida is awarded $109 million after claiming that during surgery to have an ovarian cyst removed, her small bowel was punctured, which caused her to have her arms and legs amputated.
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  • A couple in Nebraska is suing a clinic and doctor who performed a late-term abortion and allegedly missed part of the fetus’ skull, which was later found embedded in the wall of the woman’s uterus, and which caused her to need a hysterectomy.
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  • A 52-year-old woman in California is suing her hospital and doctor after an 8-inch long surgical instrument was left in her abdomen after an exploratory laparotomy. The medical malpractice lawsuit asks for compensation for medical expenses, past and future loss of earnings, and the loss of comfort and support to her husband.
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December 2017

  • The family of a man from Jefferson County, Iowa is awarded a $240,000 settlement from the state of Iowa after claiming that his death was caused by a medical imaging procedure performed at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic.
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  • The family of a Minneapolis-area teen is awarded a $2 million settlement after claiming that the oral surgeon who removed his wisdom teeth incorrectly administered general anesthesia and failed to monitor him during surgery, causing his death.
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  • Little Women: LA star, Christy McGinity Gibel, is suing doctors from the Beverly Hills 90210 Surgery Medical Center claiming they nicked her artery during a spinal cord surgery.
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  • A Florida man is awarded $13 million after being blinded during a cataract surgery at Leon Medical Centers where the physician was accused of injecting an antibiotic which was supposed to be applied topically to the man’s eye.
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  • A woman in Columbus, Georgia is awarded $26 million after claiming that she was left disabled in a wheelchair due to complications from neck fusion surgery at St. Francis Hospital where her doctor failed to intervene in a timely manner when she was unable to swallow.
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  • The family of a teen in Vermont is awarded a $2 million settlement after claiming that an inaccurate review of his kidney ultrasound at a New Hampshire medical center ultimately led to his death.
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November 2017

  • A 46-year-old woman in Tucson, Arizona is awarded $12 million after her family claimed that doctors administered a dangerous drug which deprived her brain of oxygen and left her in a vegetative state.
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  • A medical malpractice lawsuit ends in a confidential settlement with Lancaster General Hospital in the case of a Lancaster, PA woman who claimed that she became a quadriplegic due to a brain hemorrhage caused by negligent medical care during her emergency caesarian section surgery.
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  • The family of a 70-year-old woman in Columbia, South Carolina who died of kidney cancer is awarded $10 million after a jury determined that unnecessary delays in life- saving surgery were caused by miscommunication between her doctors.
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  • An elder abuse lawsuit is filed by the family of a 74-year-old woman who died at an Oxnard, California nursing home claiming that insufficient care led to "horrific" pressure sores, respiratory failure, septic shock, pneumonia, and other injuries which led to her death.
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  • The family of a man in Elmhurst, Illinois who died from a pulmonary embolism after leg surgery at Elmhurst Hospital is awarded $3 million after the jury determined that doctors and physical therapists failed to recognize the signs of this disorder.
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  • The family of a four-year-old girl in Dallas, Texas who died of bacterial meningitis hours after being sent home by a student doctor has filed a first responder malpractice lawsuit for $1 million, claiming that the death could have been prevented had she been treated by a more experienced doctor.
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October 2017

  • A 36-year-old in Oregon sues her medical team claiming they performed an unnecessary double mastectomy and hysterectomy on her after misinterpreting the results of her genetic testing.
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  • The family of a woman in Stoughton, Massachusetts who died from massive blood loss during childbirth receives $4 million in a malpractice suit.
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  • A $6 million award is given to the family of a grandmother in Atlanta, Georgia who died from an undiagnosed bowel obstruction.
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  • A man in Bangor, Maine is awarded $2 million when a jury ruled that his hand surgeon failed to properly insert a screw in his hand during surgery, causing him permanent impairment, disfigurement and loss of income.
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  • The parents of a stillborn baby are awarded $500,000 when a jury in Maine found that the hospital and pathologist were negligent in handling the fetus.
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  • The Pennsylvania Supreme Court refuses to hear an appeal by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in a case where the hospital was ordered to pay $11.3 million in damages after doctors failed to diagnose meningitis in an 11-month- old boy.
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