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Thomas M. Deagostino

Thomas Deagostino’s Legal Cases

10 total

  • Benner v Rose

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jul 11, 2000
    Outcome:
    $2.7 Million
    Description:
    Eighteen year old allegedly intoxicated youth dove off a dock at an apartment complex rendering him quadriplegic. Turned out even though he was 190 feet from shore the water was only 18 inches deep and colored deep blue with 4 times the recommended amount of algae chemicals. I was able to challenge the BAC because the nurse used isopropyl alcohol to swab the site for the blood draw. This troubled youth went on to graduate high school, college and pass his series 7 license to become a stockbroker.
  • Estate of Jane Doe v Unknown Hospital

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    Dec 09, 2002
    Outcome:
    $1,000,000.00
    Description:
    Strangulation death of a ten month old child in Macomb County. Infant child swallowed a small screw at home and was becoming cyanotic. When EMT's arrived they placed an airway and child responded immediately. While in the ER a nurse cut the airway tube and instead of leaving it in place she removed it. A resident CRNA was called to replace the tube and misplaced it. Prior xays reveled the screw was already in the stomach and there was no need for the airway. Death occurred over ten hours as a result of a misplacement of an ET tube into the esophagus.
  • Estate of Unknown Female v Unknown Hospital

    Practice Area:
    Brain Injury
    Date:
    Aug 16, 2000
    Outcome:
    $850,000.00 Settlement
    Description:
    Death of an eight year old child resulting from failure to promptly treat subdural hematoma resulting from gunshot wound. Claims included fraud, misrepresentation and violation of Michigan Consumer Protection Act arising out of the false representation of emergency room capabilities. Hospital subsequently agreed to reroute pediatric trauma patients who would be in need of surgical intervention. Case was subject to Michigan's cap on non economic damages and settled for $200,000.00 in excess of cap.
  • Jane Doe v Unknown Hospital

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Outcome:
    $1,400,000.00 Settlement
    Description:
    Plaintiff suffered necrotizing fasciitis, peritonitis and sepsis secondary to multiple bowel perforations following an exploratory laparoscopic procedure.
  • Novis v General Motors Corp

    Practice Area:
    Defective and Dangerous Products
    Date:
    May 19, 2000
    Outcome:
    $1,400,000.00 Jury Verdict
    Description:
    Soft tissue neck and back injuries arising out of claims of product defect. Plaintiff’s seat back collapsed in a 10mph rear impact resulting in bilateral TMJ, shoulder separation with impingement syndrome (nonsurgical) and cervical neck and musculature injuries. Verdict was set aside for jury misconduct. Case subsequently setteled for an undisclosed sum.
  • Wilcox v La Tina Restaurant

    Practice Area:
    Slip and Fall Accident
    Outcome:
    $600,000.00 settlement
    Description:
    Significant urological injury secondary to surgical repair of spine injury suffered in a slip and fall at a local restaurant.
  • Estate of unnamed minor v Unnamed Domestic and Foreign Auto Makers

    Practice Area:
    Brain Injury
    Outcome:
    $4,000,000.00 Settlement
    Description:
    22 month old male child seated behind his mother in a forward facing child seat who suffered brain damage when his mother's front seat collapsed rearward following a rear impact collision.
  • Lazano v Alfredo Lazo et al

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Outcome:
    $1,500,000.00 Jury Verdict
    Description:
    37 year old male died 9 days after undergoing a basilar tip aneurysm coiling procedure performed by Dr. Lazo, during which the aneurysm was perforated. It was proven that Dr. Lazo used a 10 mm coil in an aneurysm measuring less than 8 mm, a violation of the standard of care as defined by his own expert. Directed verdict was granted against the DMC under a Grewe theory.
  • John Doe v Unnamed Hospital and Doctors

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Outcome:
    $450,000.00 Settlement
    Description:
    below knee amputation resulting from failure to treat osteomyltis. Doctor filed for bankruptcy protection so case proceeded against hospital on negligent credentialing claim.
  • Lindsey v Mann

    Practice Area:
    Trucking Accident
    Date:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Outcome:
    $825,000.00 Settlment
    Description:
    Mrs. Lindsey, a college professor in a small, very conservative northern Michigan community was struck by a Semi Tractor which had crossed the center line. She suffered a neck fracture and a mild closed head injury. The community in which she lived has had only a couple of jury verdicts exceeding a million dollars.