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Wrongful Death – Failure to Timely Diagnose And Treat Pulmonary Thromboembolism: Wilson v. Vlachos et al.
Sommers Schwartz attorneys  Lisa Esser-Weidenfeller filed a wrongful death action on behalf of a man who died due to pulmonary embolisms after numerous doctors failed to timely ...
  • $825,000 Settlement for Birth Injuries Caused by Substandard Neonatal Care

Schwartz attorney Richard Groffsky secured an $825,000 medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a minor child who sustained injuries shortly after birth by caesarian section at 26 weeks. Due to his extremely low birth weight, suspected sepsis, and diagnoses of respiratory distress syndrome and hypotension, he was admitted to the Defendant hospital the same day, where he was intubated and placed on a ventilator. A week later, a peripherally inserted central catheter (referred to as a PICC line) was ordered. According to the lawsuit, the Defendant nurse practitioner failed to properly place the PICC line in a vein; rather, it was improperly inserted it into an artery, which should have necessitated immediate removal. Despite clinical and radiographic evidence that it had been was wrongly placed, the PICC line was allowed to remain intact for three days. As a consequence of the Defendants’ negligence and the resulting compromise in blood flow, the child developed emboli that caused gangrene in the left digits, requiring amputation of the left ring, index and thumb, as well as septic arthritis and osteomyelitis causing growth disturbance in his left arm


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