Serious Injury

$30 Million Jury Verdict for Incorrect Medication Dosage

Injury: Severe brain injury from incorrect administration of medication to a 5 year old boy in a Pediatric Hospital Age of Patient at Inury: 5 years of age Result: $30 Million Jury Verdict Court: Philadelphia County, PA Comments:  Our clients suffered greatly from the incorrect administration and incorrect dosing of medication at a well-known Pediatric [...]

$9 Million Verdict for Misplacement of Ureter During Corrective Surgery

Injury: Cut ureter, multiple surgeries, kidney infection and severe abdominal pain Age of Patient at Injury: 30 years old Result: $9 Million Jury Verdict Court: Philadelphia County, PA Comments: Our client was a young woman whose ureter was injured during gynecologic surgery.  This is all too common during abdominal and gynecologic surgeries for women.  During [...]

$520,000 Settlement for Serious Injury from Dog Bite

Injury:  Permanent nerve damage and disfigurement with multiple reconstruction surgeries Age of Patient at time of Injury:  18 years old Result:  $520,000 Settlement at Mediation Court:  Philadelphia, PA Comment:  Demonstrating that the Lewis Law Firm will take cases which we feel strongly about on a personal level, our client was an 18 year old student [...]

$450,000 Settlement with U.S. Govt. for Dealyed Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

Injury:  Radical Prostatectomy (Prostate removal) and radiation treatment with resulting sexual dysfunction and frequent urinary urge Age of Patient at Injury: 46 years old Result: $450,000 Settlement Court: U.S. District Court for Lehigh County, PA Comment:  Our client was a veteran treated at the VA clinic by his family physician and his wife.  Despite rising [...]

Yaz Concerns Continue.

Source: FDA final report Combined Hormonal Contraceptives (CHCs) and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Endpoints (10/2011); Associated Press; NPR Health News The FDA has now released their report on Combined Homonal Contraceptives (CHCs), such as Yaz, and the increased risk of blood clots in women.  The study followed more than 800,000 U.S. women taking different forms of [...]

$850,000.00 to $1.8 Million Settlements of Laparoscopic Surgical Errors

Injury: Bile duct injury during laparoscopic gall bladder removal resulting in additional complex surgeries, scarring and disability. Age of Patient at Injury: Various Result: $850,000 to $1.8 Million in individual Settlements Court: Many counties in PA and NJ Comment: The Lewis Law firm has resolved more than 30 cases of laparoscopic surgical errors and has [...]

On Liability Waivers and Personal Injuries.

Source: NJ and PA Case Law In Medicine there is the concept of informed consent.  Basically a waiver of being sued for battery (in NJ) or negligence (in PA) for the actual physical touching that necessarily accompanies any surgery or significant medical intervention.  (Simplistic analysis or not, that's what it is). In general personal injury [...]

Antidepressants linked to preterm birth?

Source: Reuters Health; American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, December 2009 Remember that post about the safety of prescription medications for pregnant women? Well, researchers in Washington (State not the Nation's capital) have found in a study of 3,000 women, those taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) into their 2nd and 3rd trimesters had an [...]