Tag Archives: medical malpractice


Posted 1 year ago in Video Your Personal Rights by Larry Bodine  
Newsbreak: Botox Causes Debilitating Botulism in Patient

  Larry Bodine, editor-in-chief of Lawyers.com, provides today’s Newsbreak, reporting on the dangerous side effects that can be caused by one type of Botox cosmetic treatment. The popularity of Botox treatments to get rid of wrinkles is at an all-time high. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons says that more than 6 million people received Botox facial rejuvenation treatments last year. But in one case, a woman doctor in Oklahoma got botulism, a serious illness that made her so debilitated …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Medical Malpractice by Sylvia Hsieh  
Patient Whose Doctor Delayed Surgery Wins $2.85 Million

A Florida man whose doctor delayed surgery on his arm to give him a CAT scan won $2.85 million for the delay that caused him to end up paralyzed from the waist down. Randy Green was taken to the hospital after an April 2004 car wreck that severed arteries in his forearm. While he was being prepared for surgery on his arm, orthopedic surgeon Wayne Bauerle took him out of the surgery waiting area to perform a CAT scan on …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Medical Malpractice by Sylvia Hsieh  
Mother Wins $4 Million for Daughter’s Birth Injury

A Pennsylvania mother whose daughter was born with cerebral palsy and neurological injuries won a $4 million jury award against her doctor for not performing a cesarean section. Erin McCarthy went into labor in August 2009 with her daughter Chloe. Her labor stalled for nearly eight hours but her doctor, Dr. Garry C. Karounos, continued with a vaginal delivery, according to the lawsuit. After McCarthy became too tired to continue pushing, Karounos used forceps to deliver Chloe, who was deprived …

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Posted 1 year ago in Personal Injury by Janet Raasch  
Hospitals Can Make You Sicker

People who enter hospitals and other healthcare facilities are often ill or injured to begin with. They expect to get better. Sometimes, however, a healthcare-associated infection (HAI) makes them even worse than they were when they entered. HAIs are also called nosocomial infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than two million people acquire infections in hospitals each year. Using a different estimate, HAIs affect as many as one in 10 patients.  Such infections result in …

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Doctor Who Mistook Stroke for Carpal Tunnel Must Pay $1.2M

A jury ordered a doctor who misdiagnosed a woman who had a stroke the next day and later died to pay $1.2 million to the patient’s husband. Barbara Mae Castleberry went to see Brian DeBrot, a Witchita, Kansas physician, in 2007, complaining of dizziness, numbness and tingling in her hands and feet, blurred vision and other symptoms. DeBrot diagnosed her with carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that affects the wrists and hands and is caused by repetitive motion. Castleberry saw …

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