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How To Help Your Med Mal Verdict Survive an Appeal

Surgical Malpractice

By Y. Peter Kang Law360, Los Angeles (May 16, 2017, 9:28 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for med mal plaintiffs who win a jury or bench verdict can steel themselves for a likely appeal by being acutely aware of disputes over evidence and jury instructions and laying the groundwork before, during and after the trial to ward off those challenges. There are two schools of thought on how to deal with the potential for appeals amid a trial, according to Patrick Salvi Jr. of Salvi Schostok & Pritchard PC in Chicago. He said some attorneys will say win the trial first and worry about the...

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Miami doctor’s call to broker during baby’s delivery leads to $33.8 million judgment

Dixon

Original Source: Miami Herald, By Daniel Chang, UPDATED MAY 02, 2017 08:08 PM Marla Dixon was in the final stage of labor and ready to deliver a baby boy when the obstetrician arrived at her bedside at North Shore Medical Center in Miami. It was not a high-risk pregnancy. But over the next 90 minutes, the doctor made a series of missteps that led to a tragic outcome for Dixon and her baby — and a $33.8 million judgment, according to a federal lawsuit. https://youtu.be/TLrreU3JHqI The doctor ordered nurses to restart a drug to strengthen contractions, failed to perform a Cesarean section — and...

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Tow Truck Accident Investigation Continues After Deadly Confrontation Unfolds

Tow Truck Accident

Original Source: CBS 4 Miami, January 22, 2013 at 8:22 pm https://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/01/22/investigation-continues-into-deadly-lauderhill-tow-truck-accident/ MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Lauderhill family of a man who died in a tow truck accident after a confrontation with a tow truck operator is preparing to send his body back to his homeland. Elias Konwufine, 38, will be buried in his native country of Cameroon, according to his wife. “It’s very hard,” a tearful Francisca Konwufine told CBS4’s Joan Murray. Until last week she and her husband were living the American dream. Elias Konwufine received his doctorate at Nova Southeastern University and was working as an associate dean at Fort Lauderdale’s Keiser...

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Mallard & Sharp successfully represent family of infant disabled during delivery

Judgement Award Settlement

Mallard & Sharp, P.A. celebrated a bittersweet victory this week, receiving a $33.8 million verdict on behalf of a brain damaged baby. MIAMI (April 24, 2017) – Medical malpractice attorneys for the law firm of Mallard & Sharp, P.A.  celebrated a bittersweet victory this week, receiving a $33.8 million verdict on behalf of a brain damaged baby.  The Court held that the catastrophic brain injury was caused by Dr. Ata Atogho’s failure to order an emergency C-section and the continued administration of the contraindicated delivery drug Pitocin.  The Court also found that Dr. Atogho’s failure to offer and perform a C-section...

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Miami Gardens family wins $33.8 million medical malpractice award against federal government

Health Center

Community health center patient gets damages for son's brain damage during birth Original Source: By Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer WPLG Local10.com Posted: 1:51 PM, April 20, 2017 MIAMI - The federal government will have to pay a Miami Gardens family a $33.8 million medical malpractice award in a medical malpractice lawsuit after a judge ruled on Monday that a federally employed doctor's decisions caused a teen's baby boy to suffer irreversible brain damage. U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola awarded the baby's mother, Marla Dixon, $3.3 million, and the father, Earl Reese-Thornton, $1.1 million for their pain and suffering. Scola awarded $21.7 million for the boy's economic damages...

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Federal Gov Hit With $34 Million Verdict In Brain Damage Birth Injury Case

Birth Injuries

By Y. Peter Kang Law360, Los Angeles (April 17, 2017, 10:17 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Monday put the federal government on the hook for $33.8 million after ruling that a doctor at a federally funded health clinic failed to order a cesarean section delivery, leading to a newborn’s irreversible brain damage birth injury. Following a four-day bench trial in March, U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. found that Dr. Ata Atogho, an employee of the Jesse Trice Community Health Center, negligently performed a vaginal delivery of Marla Dixon’s and Earl Reese-Thornton Sr.’s son, Earl Jr., despite repeated...

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