$475,000 settlement in a medical malpractice wrongful death case involving the death of a 34-year-old woman from undiagnosed infectious endocarditis, which led to aortic valve damage and heart failure, causing death.
$1,100,000 settlement involving negligent upstaging of endometrial uterine cancer in a 46-year-old patient, from contained and curable endometrial cancer to metastatic and incurable peritoneal cancer, caused by the failure of the gynecologist to perform endometrial biopsy prior to performing a minimally invasive hysterectomy using a power morcellator. The use of the morcellator negligently spread the cancer throughout the peritoneum. Despite aggressive treatment, the patient died from widespread peritoneal cancer approximately 18 months later.
Confidential settlement of $1,500,000 in birth injury case in which child suffered hypoxic ischemic injury, resulting in cerebral palsy.
$1,725,000 settlement in a Hennepin County medical malpractice case involving a medication error by a health provider that led to significant injury.
Wrongful death medical malpractice settlement related to a delay in diagnosis of cancer. $450,000.
$1,000,000 confidential settlement was reached in an auto case where the plaintiff suffered a whiplash injury when she was rear-ended at low speed, resulting in disabling chronic subjective dizziness
$175,000 settlement on behalf of client who suffered a vertebral compression fracture during a car crash. Subsequent treatment by neurosurgeon included kyphoplasty procedure, which worsened pain. Subsequent treating orthopedic surgeon was critical of kyphoplasty procedure, and was expected to testify that kyphoplasty procedure was contraindicated under the circumstances, and resulted in need for subsequent lumbar fusion to stabilize spine at L2-4.
$600,000 settlement on behalf of minor child who suffered a brachial plexus injury when shoulder dystocia was encountered during birth. Plaintiff alleged negligence on the part of defendant obstetricians for failing to obtain an obstetrical ultrasound to check fetal size prior to delivery, and negligence in the delivery of the child. Settlement was structured with expected lifetime benefits of $1,275,000.
A Dakota county jury returned a $1.1 million verdict in a wrongful death case involving medical negligence by a family-practice physician employed by a large healthcare organization. Ms. McClain, representing the surviving husband and heirs of a woman who died after suffering a cardiac arrest hours after being released from a hospital, presented testimony at trial establishing that by failing to complete a thorough evaluation to rule out an acute coronary event through monitoring and diagnostic testing prior to discharging the woman, a family-practice physician failed to follow accepted standards of practice for physicians in similar circumstances. The jury found that the defendant, operating through its employee family-practice physician, was negligent in the care provided to the deceased woman, and that the physician’s negligence was a direct cause of her death.