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Westchester County Jury Exonerates EM Doctor in Wrongful Death Action

A 64 year-old male presented to the emergency department concerned that he had vomited blood after eating that day. The patient had a history of liver cirrhosis and gastric varices bleed, for which he ...
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Defense Verdict Obtained on Behalf of Emergency Medicine Specialist

A Richmond County jury returned a verdict in favor of an emergency medicine specialist accused of negligently failing to diagnose a femoral neck fracture. The defendant physician was represented by ...
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Richmond County Jury Exonerates Neurosurgeon In Suit By Paraplegic

The 56 year-old plaintiff alleged that the defendant neurosurgeon was negligent in planning for and performing minimally invasive surgery upon an osteophyte that was compressing the spinal cord at ...
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Westchester Jury Clears Urologist Of Failure To Diagnose Kidney Cancer And Wrongful Death

The 62 year-old plaintiff and her husband brought suit against her urologist who had begun treating her in 1995 for a neurogenic bladder, a condition related to her multiple sclerosis. During that ...
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Staten Island Jury Finds Orthopedist Not Liable In Connection With Infected Knee Prosthesis

A 62 year-old married male, retired firefighter (9/11 first responder) underwent a unicompartmental left knee replacement by the defendant orthopedic surgeon on January 17, 2011. He was discharged on ...
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Richmond County jury clears surgeon in laceration of hepatic artery during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

The 61-year-old plaintiff alleged that his surgeon was negligent in proceeding with a laparoscopic cholecystectomy when inflammation prevented adequate visualization of the anatomy. An artery, ...
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Jury clears two Emergency Medicine doctors in death of 41 year old mother resulting from aortic dissection

Decedent entered the ED complaining of sudden onset chest tightness and painful, throbbing throat, along with mild redness involving the face and upper chest. But for the redness, physical exam, ...
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Jury clears neurosurgeon of malpractice in connection with postoperative complications following Chiari I malformation surgery.

A 24-year-old Staten Island woman underwent surgical repair of a Chiari I malformation by the defendant neurosurgeon. Nine days after the original surgery, defendant performed a second procedure, a ...
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Staten Island jury clears neurologist in cardiac arrest and foot drop of 24 year old

The defendant neurologist prescribed the beta blocker, Inderal, 160 mg Long Acting, for the 24-year-old plaintiff's benign essential hand tremor. When plaintiff complained of chest pain and not ...
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Staten Island jury clears resident podiatrist of causing complex regional pain syndrome

The 35 year-old male plaintiff injured his right foot while running down steps and falling in May 2010. Initially diagnosed with a third metatarsal base fracture, he was placed in a splint and Cam ...
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Brooklyn Jury Clears Surgeon in Iatrogenic Femoral Nerve Injury

In 2009, the 42 year old male plaintiff underwent surgical resection of a retroperitoneal mass that was later determined to be a schwannoma, a benign nerve sheath tumor. During the procedure the ...
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Staten Island jury returns unanimous verdict in favor of Obgyn in "clipped ureter" case.

In December 2006, the 50 year old plaintiff underwent a supra cervical, laparoscopic hysterectomy and mini laparotomy for an enlarged fibroid uterus. Plaintiff's expert witnesses in gynecology, ...
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New York Federal jury clears pediatrician in case of failure to diagnose infant with bacterial meningitis.

The patient, a 45 day old infant, was seen in the Good Samaritan Hospital Emergency Room with fever. CBC and blood culture were done. The Emergency room physician spoke by telephone with the ...
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Staten Island jury clears orthopedic surgeon in death of 49 year-old hip replacement patient.

The patient, a husband and father of two, had been on replacement steroid (Prednisone) therapy since having his pituitary gland removed at age 20. The Prednisone had caused avascular necrosis within ...
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Jury clears hospitalist of causing death of 60 year old from acute pancreatitis.

A 60 year old male was admitted to the hospital through the ED after collapsing at home and briefly losing consciousness. Other symptoms included crampy abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. ...
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