Chiropractor Failed to Disclose Risk of Stroke

A chiropractor performed vigorous manual neck manipulation without a “work-up” to determine whether there was increased risk to the patient based on factors such as medical history, and without warning the patient of the risk of stroke. The patient suffered a stroke and later sued the chiropractor for medical malpractice. The patient retained experts who […]

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Washington State Supreme Court Hears Medical Malpractice Appeal

Darla suffered from sleep apnea.  She underwent surgery involving cutting bone on the upper and lower jaws to advance them, thereby opening airway space to improve her breathing.   After surgery Darla suffered pain and green pus exuded from one of her surgical wounds. She went for a follow-up. She continued to experience pain and […]

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High Court Reinstates Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict

Raymond Grove underwent a six hour cardiac surgery performed by Dr. Leone. Dr. Leone remained Grove’s primary physician until Dr. Leone left for Christmas vacation December 25, when a second doctor, and then a few days later a third, took over. Grove had a difficult recovery from surgery. He developed pneumonia and a blood infection. […]

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Skin in Patient’s Forehead Dies After Cosmetic Prodecure

A patient went to a dermatology clinic and had Botox and Restylane injections. A physician’s assistant injected Restylane into her forehead, not knowing that the Food and Drug Administration had not approved the use of Restylane because it increased the risk of necrosis.

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New Trial Granted in Medical Malpractice Case

Ron was diagnosed with a tumor in his kidney. A urologist performed surgery to remove the kidney. Ron’s abdominal aorta was lacerated during the surgery. A vascular surgeon was called in to repair the aorta.   Immediately after surgery, Ron developed a condition in which increased pressure in one compartment of the body compromises the […]

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Medical Malpractice Tolling Statute Ruled Unconstitutional

When Jaryd was nine years old he suffered from headaches, nausea, dizziness, weakness in his legs, and double vision. A doctor reviewed an MRI of Jaryd and found it to be normal. Jaryd had another MRI when he was 17. This time the radiologist who reviewed the MRI found an Arnold Chiari Type I Malformation, […]

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Side Effects of Warning Standards

A man’s psychiatrist prescribed the drug Lamictal, brand name for the drug lamotrigine. His psychiatrist told him that in rare instances, a rash may develop from taking Lamictal, and that he should stop taking it right away if he saw a rash. After he started Lamictal he began suffering flu-like symptoms, eye, mouth and throat […]

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Root Canal Leads to Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

A woman went in for a root canal. The dentist used an anesthetic rinse. The woman experienced severe pain and numbness of her tongue. She claims to suffer continued right-side jaw pain and numbness of her tongue even more than four years later. She sued her dentist for malpractice. Her attorney retained an oral surgeon […]

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Breast Implants and Bungee Jumps

A doctor goes bungee jumping and injures his eye. He ends up having surgery on the eye. He then performs a breast augmentation surgery for a patient, using saline implants. Later the patient notices rippling on her left upper breast. She goes back to the doctor who replaces the saline implants with gel implants. She […]

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Medical Malpractice Statute Held Unconstitutional

A nine-year-old boy suffered headaches, dizziness, nausea, weakness in the legs, and double vision. He underwent an MRI, which a doctor reviewed and found to be normal. Later when the boy was 17, he underwent another MRI reviewed by a different doctor. The second doctor found a serious condition, and reviewed the previous MRI that […]

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