Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice
Medical Malpractice in this mid-America state
Settlement for anesthetic-caused brain injury to 16 year old was the largest
verdict or settlement for a medical malpractice case in the state.
This California birth injury settlement is a state record.
The defendants failed to monitor this fetus during critical times before
the birth and when they did resume monitoring the child was in distress.
The baby suffered profound
cerebral palsy and will require 24 hour care for the remainder of its life. The value
of the confidential settlement is based on the cost of an annuity to fund
the settlement amount plus the cash agreed upon.
This case against UCSF Medical Center was the largest medical malpractice
settlement in California history at the time.
Our wrongful death attorneys in San Francisco settled a case involving
the death of an athletic 38-year-old executive, who stopped at a
UCSF clinic at the airport complaining of chest "tightness," which
was relieved by Advil. The EKG was normal; there were no cardiac risk
factors. The doctor diagnosed chest muscle strain and allowed the decedent
to fly on to Colorado and then Mexico where he died 7 days after the clinic
visit. Unfortunately, his tissue was severely decomposed when it was returned
to the United States. There was no evidence of infarction, but there was
an 85% sclerotic lesion in the right coronary artery and congenital narrowing
of the left coronary artery. We contended that the decedent died of cardiac
ischemia. Defendants argued that the decedent appeared healthy and in
no distress and therefore the clinic symptoms were not cardiac and his
death was probably from some other cause. Our wrongful death attorneys
believe that this was the largest pre-judgment medical malpractice settlement
in California history as of 2002.
Kidney transplant results in dialysis
We settled this case against UCSF for a 72 year old Palestinian born U.S.
naturalized attorney who sought a kidney transplant at UCSF. The transplant
team failed to check the blood type and the kidney was rejected. He ended
up on dialysis for the rest of his life. We contended this caused him
to be unable to work on his Mid-East venture capital fund. The defense
contended he was retired and the fund was losing money.
Birth injury record settlement in Mid-America
We settled this confidential case in a mid-western state for a record amount.
The child suffered cerebral palsy as a result of fetal distress (non-reassuring
fetal monitoring strips) which was not intervened upon until too late.
The child was born severely depressed.
legal malpractice settlement
We represented two young men who were originally represented by two sets
of lawyers in a products liability case. They were offered $6,000,000
but their lawyers rejected the offer. The jury returned a defense verdict.
We sued the lawyers on their behalf and collected them the $6,000,000
they should have been advised to accept in the original offer.
California birth injury was record settlement at the time
This was another case of cerebral palsy our birth injury team resolved
for a record amount a few years ago.
birth injury settlement
We obtained a $6,000,000 settlement for a birth injury resulting in cerebral
palsy requiring 24 hour care.
overdose during emergency care
We represented a young woman who was brain injured when she was overdosed
with epinephrine during an emergency procedure to re-establish her airway.
She had a moderate brain injury which confined her to a wheelchair, but
did not require 24 hour care.
verdict for failure to diagnose meningitis
We represented a child who was brain injured when the ER and pediatricians
failed to diagnose meningitis and then failed to treat it promptly. The
first verdict was appealed and when it was tried again this larger verdict
was obtained. (DeSart v. USA )