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$68 MillionLargest Jury Verdict in Fresno County history for failure to comply with hospital standards for patient safety, leaving elderly man in permanent coma. Jury also awarded punitive damages.
$5.5 MillionSettlement for failure to diagnose acute blood loss after cancer surgery resulting in brain damage to physician
$7 MillionPlus Settlement: Negligent performance of intubation post-operatively, resulting in severe brain damage to minor child.
$10.8 MillionConfidential settlement for an adult who suffered catastrophic injury from a stroke
$22 MillionRobyn Frankel vs. Palo Alto Medical Foundation GroupJury verdict for paralysis caused to patient after an unnecessary procedure.
$4.25 MillionSettlement for failure to quickly respond to a minor plaintiff’s hyperthermia after surgery resulting in catastrophic injuries including brain damage
$4 MillionSettlement for failure to diagnose fetal distress resulting in minor plaintiff suffering from severe static encephalopathy
$5.5 MillionSettlement for failure to diagnose and treat kernicterus resulting in severe brain damage of child

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Fresno County Medical Malpractice Case Leads to Biggest Personal Injury Verdict Awarded in County History

In 2012, Silvino Perez went to the Community Regional Medical Center in Downtown Fresno needing heart surgery. Perez never returned home. The surgeon, Dr. Pervaiz Chaudhry, did not finish the operation and closed up the 70-year-old’s chest, which resulted in severe injury to the patient. Unable to stand by silently as patients were harmed, a [ Read More ]

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Can I Sue My Doctor for Failing to Diagnose My Illness?

Most medical malpractice injures are the result of a doctor or other medical practitioner’s negligence. These injuries can be complicated to diagnose and treat. In addition, it can be difficult to prove who exactly was responsible for the injury if during the time of your treatment you met with multiple medical staff. If negligence is [ Read More ]

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What Damages Are Covered in a Wrongful Death Claim?

When a family member dies due to someone else’s negligence, the survivors may be entitled to recovery for damages. The survivors will be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit in order to try and recover these damages, but must be able to prove that the accused party’s negligence resulted in the death of the [ Read More ]

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3 Ways to Protect Yourself Against a Misdiagnosis

When visiting the doctor, it’s expected that the medical staff use all their know-how to make the proper diagnosis and treatment. However, there have been cases where patients have been misdiagnosed. For these patients, their symptoms worsened and treatment was greatly prolonged. There are many reasons why a patient can be misdiagnosed, whether it’s a [ Read More ]

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Can Doctors Still Practice If They Have Felony Records?

What if you found out that your doctor had a felony on his or her record involving medical malpractice and prescription drug abuse? That question is not just a hypothetical one for some people. Recently, two doctors with felony records had their medical licenses restored. One of the doctors got his license back after losing [ Read More ]

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"In over 25 years of practice on the defense side of malpractice cases, Jeff Mitchell is the attorney I fear most. He takes very good cases. Jeff has the medicine and the applicable literature down cold. He is without a doubt the best cross-examiner I have ever seen. I have paid his clients a lot of money over the years."
- John M.
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