Amberley Hammer prevailed against a Plea in Bar filed by a defendant pathologist. The Plaintiff sued for damages after a misdiagnosis of breast cancer that led her to undergo an unnecessary partial mastectomy and removal of lymph nodes. The primary pathologist issued a report conveying the diagnosis of cancer and indicating that the results were […]
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The 33-year old decedent was hospitalized with a fever, headache, brain lesion and blurred vision. He was diagnosed with a venous sinus thrombosis and remained febrile. An infection was considered but antibiotics were never administered. The patient died five days later from an undiagnosed brain infection.
At 35 weeks pregnant, plaintiff went to the emergency room complaining of severe lower abdominal cramping. She was not connected to a fetal heart monitor for almost an hour after arriving. Once connected to a monitor, the fetal heart rate had minimal variability and was non-reactive. A physician was not notified until approximately one hour […]
A Norfolk jury returned a verdict for $5 million in the case of a 16 year old who suffered a dangerous drop in blood pressure during pectus excavatum surgery to correct a sunken chest deformity. As a result of the blood pressure drop, the plaintiff suffered an ischemic injury to his spinal cord which caused […]