William P. Moore recently obtained a $4 million settlement on behalf of his client, a pedestrian, who was injured due to the negligence of a distracted driver.
Accident Caused by Distracted Driver
Mr. Moore’s client, who was a college student at the time of the accident, was walking to her vehicle after an afternoon class. As she attempted to cross the street at a designated crosswalk, a distracted driver pulled forward and struck her.
As a result of the collision, the college student suffered multiple injuries, including a traumatic brain injury. Despite extensive treatment, the student was able to return to school and attain her degree. When asked about the case, Mr. Moore stated “while this result will allow my client to move beyond this chapter of her life, I am most proud of my client’s resilience and determination to not allow her physical limitations to deter her recovery or lofty career goals.”
Attorneys Joseph Manna and Lynn Bochenek recently obtained a structured settlement of over $1,000,000 for their client against a hospital that failed to diagnose and treat an intubation problem, which caused the death of a father. The patient had been intubated after sustaining non-life threatening burns in a house fire. He was rushed to a hospital where he was recovering while intubated.
What is Intubation?
Intubation is the use of a breathing tube to deliver oxygen to a patient’s lungs. Many times, a patient’s natural breathing is suppressed with medications in order to ventilate the patient more comfortably and efficiently. When this type of ventilation is done, the patient is unable to breath on their own and healthcare providers must be careful that there are no problems with the breathing tube. If problems with the intubation tube arise, they must be addressed immediately so that the patient is not deprived of life giving oxygen.
Attorneys Joseph Manna and Lynn Bochenek recently obtained a $1,012,500 settlement in a medical malpractice case for a man who suffered injuries due to the failures of a hospital and chiropractor to diagnosis and treat cauda equina syndrome (CES).
Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES)
CES is a condition that occurs when the bundle of nerves below the end of the spinal cord, known as the cauda equina, is damaged. Signs and symptoms may include low back pain, pain that radiates down the leg, numbness around the anus, inner thighs and groin, and loss of bowel or bladder control. A hallmark sign of CES is saddle anesthesia, which is numbness and tingling in the areas that come in contact with a saddle if one were riding a horse.
The cause of CES is usually a severely herniated disc in the low back. Other causes can include spinal stenosis, cancer, trauma, epidural abscess, and epidural hematoma. The diagnosis of CES is suspected based on symptoms and confirmed by medical imaging such as MRI or CT scan.
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