Notable Reported Appellate Cases

  Blanton v. Womancare (1985) 38 Cal. 3d 396
  Brown v. Nolan (1979) 98 Cal. App. 3d 445
  Elam v. College Park Hospital (1982) 132 Cal. App. 3d 332
  Myers v. Quesenberry (1983) 144 Cal. App. 3d 888
   
Notable Reported Defense Verdicts

  Lack of full facts changed reading of CT scan: radiologist
  Defense Verdict in Suit Arising from Laminectomy
  Jury determines physician not negligent in patient's death
  Patient alleges negligent treatment of leg wound led to below-the-knee amputation
  Patient claims negligent hemorrhoid surgery caused herniated lumbar disc
  Suit Arising From LASIK Procedure
  Plaintiff Alleged Doctor Failed to Properly Test for His Infection
  Minor Alleges Neurosurgeons Negligent in Recommending and Performing Brain Surgery; Catastrophic Brain Injury
  Suit Arising from Anastomotic Leak; Wrongful Death
  Parents of Decedent Allege Surgeon's Care Was Negligent in Failing to Recognize Life-Threatening Post-Surgical Symptoms; Wrongful Death
  Suit Alleging Failure to Diagnose Colon Cancer; Wrongful Death
  A Biopsy Would've Revealed Cancer Sooner, Estate Contended; Wrongful Death
  Sponge Left Inside Surgical Patient
  Patient Alleges Failure to Diagnose Spinal Tumor; Paraplegia
  Family of Deceased Patient Sues for Lack of Informed Consent
  LASIK's Side Effects Complicated Cataract Treatment
  Patient Claimed Eye Condition Contraindicated Him for LASIK
  Patient Alleges Negligent Treatment of Hydrocephalus Resulted in Permanent Brain Damage
  Suit Alleging Failure to Diagnose Deep Vein Thrombosis; Wrongful Death
  Surgical Removal of Brain Tumor Leaves Mom a Triplegic
  Jury Finds Doctor Not Liable for Post-Operative Infection
  Patient Claims Injuries from Doctor's Failure to Follow-Up on Complaints of Hearing and Memory Loss; Delay in Diagnosis of Acoustic Neuroma
  Negligence Alleged in Failing to Diagnose Subarachnoid Hemorrhage; Wrongful Death
  Patient Alleges Failure to Diagnose Treat Subarachnoid Hemorrhag; Brain Damage
  Family Claims Withholding of Medical Care & Treatment in Violation of Elder Abuse Act; Wrongful Death
  Delayed Treatment of Scalp Cancer Allegedly Due to Failure to Advise Patient of Diagnosis of Angiosarcoma
  Suit Alleging Negligent Treatment of Ulcer
  Mother Claims OB-GYNs' Negligent Obstetrical Care Resulted in a Stillborn Baby
  Trauma Surgeon Allegedly Fails to Diagnose/Treat Intestinal Ileus and Dilated Cecum - Catastrophic Brain Damage
  Medical Malpractice Cardiologist
  Suit Alleging Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer
  Suit Alleging Negligence in Removing Kidney Stone; Stricture; Reimplantation of Ureter into Bladder
  Suit Alleging Medical Malpractice; Failure to Diagnose Endocarditis
  Physicians Not Liable for Patient's Death Caused by Placental Complications During Cesarean Section
  Emergency Room Physicians Not Liable for Failure to Diagnose Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  Nerve Root Injury Alleged from Spinal Anesthesia Injection During C-Section
  Suit for Medical Malpractice; Failure to Warn; Permanent Orthopaedic Injuries and Brain Damage
  Mother of Four Presents to ER with Fever/Flu Symptoms; Wrongful Death
  Ophthalmologist Treats Patient with Cataract Surgery but Fails to Diagnose and Treat Her Alleged Glaucoma; Loss of Vision in Left Eye, Partial Loss in Right Eye
  Suit Arising from Foot Surgery
  Alleged Failure to Diagnose Ovarian Cancer
  Alleged Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer
  Surgeon's Alleged Negligence Requires Repeat of Hand Surgery; Residual Disability
  Patient Says He Didn't Give Informed Consent for Prostate Surgery; Perforated Bladder, Urinary Retention, Retrograde Ejaculation
  Barium Enema Causes Severe Reaction; Anaphylactic Shock, Diverticulitis
  Patient Says Doctor Should Have Hospitalized Him for Pain, Swelling in Perineum and Scrotum; Draining Perineal Abscess Turns into Fournier's Gangrene
  Defense Verdict In Suit Alleging Failure To Diagnose Colon Cancer




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