Jury Verdict Roundup: Top 10 Medical Malpractice Verdict Submissions of 2016
Last year, hundreds of attorneys across the nation submitted cases to be included in the LexisNexis Jury Verdict and Settlement database. Some of the cases were submitted directly here at the Litigators’ Verdict & Settlement Exchange. Other cases were submitted to our team’s general submission mailbox at firstname.lastname@example.org. The remaining cases were directly emailed to one of the attorneys on our staff, either in response to a request from us or simply because the submitting attorneys or marketing/management point person had previously sent cases to us in the past.
Recently, we had an opportunity to go back and revisit some of the more notable case submissions from 2016. We thought we would share our list of the verdicts in each area of law that we found most interesting, starting with the medical malpractice cases. Although some of these cases have appeared before in this blog as well as the Case and Document of the Week blogs, several of them are new to this forum.
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Our choices are listed out below.
1) Kentucky State Jury Awards $ 21.2 Million To Cardiac Patient Who Was Unnecessarily Implanted With Pacemaker. Kevin Ray Wells, Sr. v. Catholic Health Initiatives, Inc., et al; 2016 Jury Verdicts LEXIS 6686
2) New York State Jury Awards $ 11.6 Million In Medical Malpractice Action Brought By Patient Against Radiologist Who Failed To Note Blocked Blood Vessel On CT Scan Of Brain. Kevin Orr v. James E. Bell, M.D. and Adirondack Radiology Associates, P.C; 2016 Jury Verdicts LEXIS 620
3) Massachusetts State Jury Awards $ 29.9 Million To Minor In Medical Malpractice Action Against Attending Physician Who Did Not Order Cesarean After Heartrate Showed Distress. J.G., p/p/a Luis Gallego and Jeanette Guiterrez, v. David Seubert, M.D.; Sarah Betstadt, M.D.; Isaias Coelho, M.D.; Debra Junnila, M.D.; Steven Schneider, M.D.; and Emily Weber Lebrun, M.D; 2016 Jury Verdicts LEXIS 3314
4) New York State Jury Awards $ 50 Million In Damages To Obstetrical Patient Who Received Improper Medical Care For Her Recto Vaginal Fistula. Llaulin Cruz v. Michael Ihemaguba, M.D.; St. Barnabas Hospital; 2016 Jury Verdicts LEXIS 8933
5) Florida State Jury Finds General Practitioner Not Liable For Cardiac Death After Failing To Follow-Up On X-Ray Required By Kidney Transplant Evaluation Team. Marie M. Grenchik, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Phillip J. Grenchik, v. Stephen D. Parks, M.D.; Apollo Beach Family Practice, Inc., n/k/a Brandon Area Primary Care, P.A.; and Brandon Primary Care; 2016 Jury Verdicts LEXIS 8580
6) New York State Jury Awards $ 4.565 Million To Family Of Patient Who Died Of Treatable Sepsis. Valerie F. Friedlander, As Executrix of the Estate of Walter Friedlander, Deceased; Valerie F. Friedlander, Individually, v. The Kingston Hospital; Douglas Heller, M.D.; Douglas Heller, M.D., P.C.; Nicholas Charles Golden, M.D.; Hal N. Buch, M.D., P.C; 2016 Jury Verdicts LEXIS 4395
7) Washington State Jury Finds For Defense In Medical Malpractice/Product Liability Action Surrounding Patient's Death From Use Of Bone Cement In Spinal Surgery. Cynthia Wilson, et al. v. University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, State of Washington, Jens R. Chapman, M.D., Synthes Inc., Norian Corp., Hansjorg Wyss, Michael Huggins, Thomas Higgins, Richard Bohner, and John Walsh; 2016 Jury Verdicts LEXIS 6087
8) Illinois State Jury Awards $ 11 Million To Woman, Husband After Forceps Delivery And Unrepaired Tear Resulted In Recto-Vaginal Fistula In Medical Malpractice Action. Shweta Khankari and Kishore Khankari v. Lauren Castleberry, M.D., Michael Hussey, M.D., Xavier Pombar, D.O., and Rush University Medical Center; 2016 Jury Verdicts LEXIS 3534
9) Georgia State Jury Awards Mother/Child $ 30 Million In Medical Malpractice Action Alleging Brain Injury/Cerebral Palsy Stemming From Delivery Delay. Zetah Louis, as Parent and Natural Guardian of a Minor Child, R.L., and Jason L. Pettie, in his Capacity as the Trustee of the Bankruptcy Estate of Zetah Louis, v. Willard C. Hearin, M.D.; Rebecca L. Williams, M.D.; Maternal Gynerations, P.C.; Kim Lipscomb, M.D.; Charles Read, M.D.; Obstetrix Medical Group of Atlanta, LLC, d/b/a Maternal Fetal Specialists; Gwinnett Hospital System Physician Group, LLC; and Gwinnett Hospital System, Inc., d/b/a Gwinnett Medical Center; 2016 Jury Verdicts LEXIS 8630
10) South Carolina State Jury Awards $ 6.9 Million To Woman Who Was Not Timely Diagnosed With *** Cancer In Medical Malpractice Suit Against Radiologist And His Employer. Leanna Loud and William Loud v. Jeffrey Short, MD, individually, and Charleston Radiologists, PA; 2016 Jury Verdicts LEXIS 393
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