New Jersey Medical Malpractice Attorneys
CASE RESULTS ARE WITHIN THE LAST 5 YEARS
$14,000,000 A 30-year-old pregnant woman went into labor. The doctor failed to take proper steps in the baby’s delivery, making the mother wait in the hallway for ten hours while the baby’s heart rate began to drop. The baby was delivered via C-Section; he was blue from lack of oxygen resulting in Cerebral Palsy.
$4,500,000 A 27-year-old pregnant woman went to the hospital when she was dilated three centimeters and had a fever. The doctor would not deliver the baby via C-Section. The woman waited twenty hours until the doctor was forced to deliver the baby via C-Section. The baby suffered permanent brain damage and Cerebral Palsy due to the doctor’s failure to manage the pregnancy.
$3,900,000 A woman went into the hospital in labor. The doctor informed her that it was not time to deliver the baby and delayed the delivery for eight hours. The baby was born with brain damage causing a severe developmental delay.
$2,400,000 A 31-year-old woman informed the doctor that she was in labor, but the doctor said that she wasn’t and that the baby wasn’t ready. The doctor told the woman that he was leaving for the day and would return the next morning. The mother was in labor for twenty hours when they delivered the baby via C-Section. The baby was born with an underdeveloped heart and skull causing severe developmental delays.
$2,000,000 A 25-year-old woman was hospitalized and needed intubation. A doctor did not properly perform the procedure, depriving her of oxygen and leaving her in a coma with irreversible brain damage. She died several months later.
$1,200,000 A 41-year-old man went to the hospital several times complaining of stomach pains. Each time, he was told that he had Gastritis. Several months later, with worsening pain, he went back and was diagnosed with Stage Four Stomach Cancer. He died six months later.
$1,000,000 Two women, who had the same name, went to the hospital. One woman was ready to deliver a baby. The other, a 23-year-old woman, was there for a routine OBGYN visit. The doctors, over the protest of the woman and her husband, delivered the wrong baby. Due to their negligence, the baby was premature and suffered brain damage as well as a delay of growth development.
$1,000,000 A 45-year-old woman went to the hospital with a wound to her knee. The doctor failed to diagnose MRSA in the limb leading to Gangrene and amputation of the entire left leg.
$950,000 A 13-year-old girl was taken to the hospital complaining of severe back and abdominal pain. She was diagnosed as being anemic. Several weeks later, she was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with end stage Renal Disease, resulting in her needed long-term dialysis.
$550,000 A 44-year-old woman, with a family history of breast cancer, went for a mammogram. A growth was found but she was never sent for any further testing. One year later, she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
$500,000 A 28-year-old woman went to the hospital when she realized she was in labor. The doctor said she was not ready and sent her home. The next day, after twenty hours of labor, the baby’s heart rate slowed. The baby was born via C-Section and tests revealed that she suffered brain damage.
$500,000 A 47-year-old man went to the hospital complaining of stomach pains. He was told that he pulled a muscle and no further tests were done on him. Seven months later, he went to the hospital with abdominal pain and he was diagnosed with Stage Four Liver Cancer.
$488,000 A 50-year-old woman went to the hospital with complaints of abdominal pain in her right side. She was sent home where her appendix ruptured. Due to the failure to diagnose, she now has memory and cognitive problems.
$479,000 A 77-year-old man who had been in a nursing home for over five years suffered Stage Three Bedsores that had spread over his backside.
$475,000 A 31-year-old woman went to the hospital and told the doctor that she was in labor. The doctor told her that she was not dilated and sent home. Two days later, she was taken to the hospital with severe pain. The doctor used a vacuum for the delivery. The baby was born not breathing and died.
$475,000 A 52-year-old woman underwent gallbladder surgery and was discharged, still in pain. One week later, she became jaundiced and was rushed back to the hospital. The surgeon had forgotten to connect the Bile Duct with the intestine.
$450,000 A mother in labor went to the hospital to deliver her baby. During delivery, the doctor pulled the baby’s left arm/shoulder, causing permanent injury to the arm. At four months, the baby was diagnosed with Erb’s Palsy.
$450,000 A 37-year-old woman in labor went to the hospital expecting to have a normal delivery. She was informed that the baby was very big but the doctor did not offer a C-Section birth. During delivery, the doctor pulled the baby’s right shoulder and arm. Several months later, the baby was diagnosed with Brachial Plexus Injury.
$350,000 A 4-year-old child was brought into the hospital by her mother. The child had a “backwards” shoulder and was unable to open and close her hand/fingers. After reviewing medical records, it was determined that she suffered Shoulder Dystocia at birth.
$250,000 A 46-year-old woman had a routine mammogram done which was not read and reviewed properly by the doctor leading to a delayed diagnosis of Breast Cancer.