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Craig Edward Frischman

Craig Frischman’s Legal Cases

5 total

  • Confidential Settlement

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    A 29 year old woman presents to the hospital for delivery of her second child, the labor was protracted as the baby was in a breech position. Ultimately, the baby was born by vaginal delivery. The uterus was inspected post-delivery, but a significant uterine laceration was not appreciated. Over a period of hours, while hospitalized in a post-natal floor the mother essentially bled to death. By the time the bleed was finally appreciated and emergent surgery was performed, the mother tragically went into multi-system organ failure from hypervolemia. She languished on life support for several days prior to her death, leaving behind her newly born son, her 10 year old daughter and her husband.
  • Confidential Settlement

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    A 78 year old woman was admitted to the hospital for purposes of undergoing a cardiac evaluation. While she was in the hospital she was administered blood thinning medications. During the night, she got out of bed and fell injuring her back. Over the next thirty-six hour period of time she slowly developed a weakening of her lower extremities and bowel and bladder dysfunction. Eventually, she was unable to lift her legs up off of her bed due to an undiagnosed epidural hematoma that occurred when she fell and bled into her spinal canal compressing her spinal cord. Because of the delay in diagnosing and removing the epidural hematoma, the woman was rendered permanently paralyzed and incontinent.
  • Confidential Settlement

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    A 39 year old father of three young children with multiple risk factors for coronary disease presented to his primary care physician complaining of mid-sternal chest pain. Without performing any diagnostic studies the primary care physician diagnosed the 39 year old father of three with gastroesphoageal reflux disease "GERD" and sent the patient home with samples and a prescription for Prilosec. Within hours of being discharged from his primary care physician's care, this young father had a massive and fatal heart attack from an occluded coronary artery.
  • Confidential Settlement

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    In 1988 a teenage girl had a biopsy performed on a mole-like growth that was located on her right lower back. The pathologist, who interpreted the biopsy, identified it as being benign as opposed to skin cancer. Five years later, while seven months pregnant with her first child at the age of 24, she developed a mass in her right breast. When the mass failed to resolve after she delivered her baby son, a biopsy performed of her right breast mass revealed that it was a metastatic melanoma. A re-review of the prior biopsy that was obtained five years earlier from the mole-like growth on her right lower back, revealed that it was melanoma, a dangerous skin cancer as opposed to a benign growth. Despite undergoing extensive chemotherapy, this young woman succumbed to a painful death from the metastatic melanoma three years after the birth of her son.
  • Confidential Settlement

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    An elderly woman with an underlying spinal condition known as Ankylosing Spondylosis, which causes the person to have an appearance of their head being bent forward fell at home. An x-ray taken at a local doctor’s office was suspicious for a fractured vertebrae. The patient was instructed to report to the hospital, which she did, for purposed of undergoing a CT-scan for her neck. Despite the fact that the radiologic studies were inconclusive, resident physicians elected to place the patient into a halo device. In order to place the patient into a halo, the junior physicians, had to extend the patients neck backwards. In doing so, the patient was placed into an unnatural position for her underlying condition of Ankylosing Spondylosis. Shortly after returning to her room, the patient began to lose feeling in her extremities. Shortly thereafter she became paralyzed from the neck down due to the injury to her spinal cord that occurred when she was placed into the halo. Tragically, this elderly woman spent the rest of her life in bed ultimately dying of an overwhelming infection caused by the breakdown of her skin tissue approximately one year after her initial injury.