Plaintiff was a 24 year old accountant. He was hospitalized with a brain mass. His surgery was scheduled for next morning when he developed a fixed and dilated pupil. The nurse failed to tell the neurosurgeon about this serious change in his condition. Because the neurosurgeon was not told of this serious change in the patient's condition his brain herniated and he died a few days later. Had the neurosurgeon been told surgery could have been done and the patient would have lived and gone back to work as an accountant. The jury found against the hospital and awarded $2,500,000 in damages.
Anderson v. UPMC
Mar 21, 2006
Mr. Anderson underwent carpal tunnel surgery at UPMC and because the surgeon was using an outdated and condemned surgical technique he suffered severe nerve injury to his hand. I proved at trial that the hospital knew the surgeon was using the outdated technique and did nothing to stop him. eew,m
Chichy v. Indiana Hospital
Jan 25, 2002
Mrs. Chichy was pregnant with her first child. Due to the failure of the doctor and the hospital nurses to deliver the baby in a timely manner, Tabatha Chichy was born with with significant brain injury and cerebral palsy. The jury found the doctor to be 75% responsible and the hospital was found to be 25% responsible. This is one of the largest verdict in the history of Indiana County Pennsylvania
Apr 20, 2009
Settlement for $1,300,000
Ed Leeper was working at a construction site and he feel and suffered a spinal cord injury. Despite significant comparative negligence issues arising from Ed's conduct, the defendants agreed to pay a settlement of $1,300,000.