Galette vs Winthrop Hospital, et al.
Verdict or Settlement: $62 Million
$62,000,000.00 -Verdict - Negligence in perforating the bowel during the performance of a laparoscopic salpingectomy and subsequent failure to timely diagnose the perforation resulting in septic shock, requirement of a colostomy, gangrene of the lower extremities requiring bilateral below the knee amputations, and vestibulocochlear nerve damage causing severe permanent hearing loss.
Verdict or Settlement: $18.1 Million Settlement
$18,100,000.00 - Settlement - Negligence during Monitored Anesthetic Care while a 19 year old female was undergoing an endoscopy for abdominal pain. After the administration of Propofol and Alfentanil, the patient became bradycardic. The anesthesiologist failed to advise the surgeon for 9 minutes that the patient was bradycardic and to abort the procedure. The anesthesiologist waited an additional 2 minutes before calling a code blue and the patient was not intubated until 16 minutes after bradycardia had begun. When the code team arrived, no pulse was obtainable. The patient was resuscitated, but had suffered profound brain and neurological injuries.
Mullings vs City of NY, et al.
Verdict or Settlement: $17.9 Million Settlement
$17,900,000.00 - Settlement - Failure to promptly diagnose and treat a kidney stone resulting in infection, sepsis and gangrene requiring quadruple amputation of extremities.
Chemych vs NEMF
Verdict or Settlement: $6.150 Settlement
$6,150,000.00 -Settlement - Automobile Accident- Pedestrian struck by vehicle resulting in crushed leg injuries.
Rozgonov & Ivanchenko vs GMAC
Verdict or Settlement: $5.2 Million Settlement
$5,200,000.00 -Settlement - Automobile Accident - Wrongful Death - Pain and Suffering - two passengers who were unmarried and with no dependents.
Twersky vs Busch & Fed. Exp.
Verdict or Settlement: Verdict & Appellate Decision
$1,450,000.00 - Verdict (reduced by trail judge) reinstated by Appellate Court - A female pedestrian who was struck by a Federal Express truck and ultimately died after 2 1/2 hours of conscious pain and suffering. The trial court reduced the pain and suffering award from $1,000,000.00 to $650,000.00 and the wrongful death award form $450,000.00 to $0. On appeal, the Appellate Court reinstated the full verdict. The Appellate Court stated that based upon the severity of the injuries and even though there was only 2 1/2 hours of conscious pain, the $1 Million award did not deviate materially from what would be reasonable compensation. Further, the entire award of $450,000.00 for wrongful death was reinstated.
Verdict or Settlement: $3.9 Million Settlement
$3,900,000.00 - Settlement - Defective defibrillation device and accessories failed to deliver an electric shock after a man had a cardiac arrest.
Verdict or Settlement: $3 Million Settlement
$3,000,000.00 -Settlement - Defective Product - Truck carrying home heating oil exploded causing injuries and death to driver.