Medical Malpractice

Hair transplant goes wrong for 70-year-old patient, results in med-mal gross verdict of $2.7 million. Los Angeles County.

Patient suffers stroke after hair transplant surgery. Pre- and post-op negligence to blame.

  • Case Name: Ghorban Ali Salmanzadeh v Bosley Medical Group et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, September 25, 2012

$12 million for med mal and medical device product liability, including punitives. San Diego County.

Device intended to minimize swelling after orthopedic surgery causes non-freezing cold injury.  Doctor prescribes it despite prior settlement for malpractice over same device and type of injury.

  • Case Name: Whitney Engler v. Breg, Inc.; David Chao, M.D.; & Oasis, MSO, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, July 30, 2012

$74.5 million med-mal verdict to child born with cerebral palsy. San Luis Obispo.

In-utero heart rate fluctuates dramatically but medical team fails to hasten birth. Child born with cerebral palsy.

  • Case Name: Blunt v. Haupt
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, April 19, 2012

$552,000 for physician’s assistant’s negligence resulting in delayed surgery for wrist injury. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff suffered a wrist injury and sought treatment which did not improve her condition after five months. She had been treated by a P.A., never seen by a physician up to that point. After the fruitless five months, she was finally seen by a hand specialist who immediately recommended surgery.

  • Case Name: Galvan v. Mora
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, January 12, 2012

Surgeon injures vertebral artery, causing stroke. Permanent neurological damage. $628,497 award. San Diego County.

64-year-old business owner underwent cervical revision surgery, suffered bleeding and stroke.

  • Case Name: David Dominy, et al. v. Neville Alleyne, M.D., et al.
  • Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Surgeon's error damages digestive system; $605K settlement at trial. Riverside County.

Negligence during a gallbladder removal is said to cause permanent injury to plaintiff's bile system. Settlement at trial.

  • Case Name: Welch v. Roe Surgeon
  • Monday, 13 April 2015