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David Scott Woodruff

David Woodruff’s Legal Cases

5 total

  • Birth Injury Case - Largest Arbitration Award in U.S. History

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    Jul 06, 2011
    Outcome:
    $70 million award, the largest in U.S. history
    Description:
    Case involved a baby born at an HMO hospital in Los Angeles, CA. Mother was given improper dose of misoprostil (Cytotec) and Pitocin, and suffered uterine hyperstimulation, causing fetal asphyxia and severe brain injury. Child is now 11 years old and has severe mental and physical disabilities. Case was tried to a judge/Arbitrator in Orange County, CA.
  • Emergency Room Misdiagnosis, $4 Million Jury Verdict

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Outcome:
    $4 Million Jury Verdict
    Description:
    Case involved a 34-year old woman, Krissy Myatt, who presented to the ER with "worst headache of her life" and neurologic deficits. She was misdiagnosed with a 'migraine,' but was actually suffering an intracerebral hemorrhage. She was sent home and became paralyzed on the right side of her body within 12 hours.
  • Emergency Room Misdiagnosis, $15 Million Jury Verdict

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    Jul 13, 2012
    Outcome:
    $15 Million Jury Verdict
    Description:
    Case involved a 37-year old man, Jason Walters, who presented to the ER with progressive numbness/tingling in his arms & legs. ER physician performed the wrong diagnostic tests, and misdiagnosed him. Mr. Walters actually had a severe disk herniation that was compressing his spinal cord. He was sent home and became paralyzed from the chest down within 4 hours.
  • Kaiser Permanente Wrongful Death

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    May 05, 2010
    Outcome:
    3-Week Jury Trial, ending in multi-million-dollar settlement
    Description:
    Case involved failure by Kaiser Permanente to treat a potential fatal heart condition in 24-year old David Montoya. As a result, Mr. Montoya's condition was forgotten when Kaiser switched from paper to electronic medical records and his heart condition was not transferred to the electronic record. Mr. Montoya died at age 34.
  • Auto Accident, Jury Verdict resulting in $300,000 settlement

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jul 25, 2008
    Outcome:
    Jury Verdict resulting in $300,000 settlement
    Description:
    Case involved a rear-end collision resulting in thoracic outlet syndrome. After a 5-day jury trial, the jury returned a verdict of $170k. Case settled for $300,000 after Supreme Court ruled that medical expense award must be based on the amount of the actual bills, not the amount that the insurance company had paid (as the judge had ordered).