$1.5 M Recovered for Delay in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pituitary Apoplexy

Failure to Diagnose

$1.5 M recovered for a 71-year old male for a loss of vision based upon the delay in the diagnosis and treatment of pituitary apoplexy in Albany County, New York.  Pituitary apoplexy is the sudden loss of vision caused by...

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$1 Million for Surgical Error Resulting in Death

Surgery

The estate of a 44-year old female recovered $1 million based upon surgical negligence during the removal of the patient’s right kidney. The patient underwent a nephrectomy (surgical removal of the kidney) due to the presence of a malignant tumor...

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$1.5 Million for Delay in Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

Delay in Cancer Diagnosis

$1.5 million recovery for a 57-year old female based upon an 11-month delay in the diagnosis of breast cancer in Kingston, New York.  The claim against a radiologist was based upon the failure to correctly interpret a mammogram during a...

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$750k for Failing to Diagnose Lymphoma

Delay in Cancer Diagnosis, Failure to Diagnose

As part of a standard pre-operative medical clearance, the patient’s orthopedic surgeon ordered a chest x-ray prior to an elective operation on the patient’s elbow in Ulster County, New York. The chest x-ray revealed a mass in the patient’s right...

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$1.69 Million Recovery for Delay in Treating Recurrent Breast Cancer

Delay in Cancer Diagnosis

32-year old patient underwent a bilateral mastectomy for right breast cancer in Albany, New York. One month after the operation, a whole body PET/CT scan was performed to check for signs of recurrent breast cancer. The PET/CT scan showed abnormal...

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$2 Million Recovery for a Delay in Treatment of Acute Hydrocephalus

Delayed Diagnosis

4 hours after an operation to remove a tumor from her brain in central New York, the 17-year old female patient complained of a severe headache, lethargy and confusion and began violently thrashing around in bed during while she was...

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$1.5 Million Recovery for Wrongful Death Due to Aortic Dissection Misdiagnosis

Heart Attack, Hospital Malpractice, Wrongful Death

From John’s Casebook: Aortic Dissection Misdiagnosis On January 11, 2018, John H. Fisher, P.C. recovered $1,500,000 in a partial settlement of a wrongful death action arising from the death of a 38-year old male from an aortic dissection. An aortic...

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