A woman, 45, underwent back surgery which resulted in paralysis from the waist down. The neurosurgeon lacked experience in the performed procedure, XLIF (Extreme Latcral Interbody Fusion). Plaintiff’s experts stated that the disc space during surgery was inadequately decompressed, resulting in a complete spinal injury.
Result: $1.3 Million Settlement for Stillbirth
A young pregnant mother presented to her doctor at 37 weeks gestation with complaints of contractions. Fetal movement was noted to be absent and persistent fetal bradycardia was observed and documented. The patient was permitted to labor for approximately 8 additional hours. A Cesarean section was performed, delivering a lifeless female infant. After resuscitative measures, […]
Result: $950,000 Settlement for Death of Unborn Child after HELLP Syndrome
A 23-year-old woman who was pregnant with her first child was being monitored weekly to ensure that she did not develop preeclampsia, a serious obstetrical condition. At approximately 36 weeks gestation, she presented to the doctors’ office for a scheduled appointment complaining of symptoms consistent with preeclampsia and with high levels of protein in her […]
Amberley Hammer Included in “Best Lawyers of America”
Ms. Hammer has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the following categories: Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation.
Result: $1.1 Million Settlement for Failure to Timely Diagnose Lung Cancer
A mass in decedent’s left lung was misdiagnosed as pneumonia and an upper respiratory tract infection. It was not until 18 months later that the lung cancer was diagnosed by CT-guided core biopsy. As a result of the delay in diagnosis and treatment, the cancer had spread from a curable to an incurable stage and […]