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$400,000 – Settlement for Placing Incorrect Heart Valve by Iowa City Doctor

A 59-year-old husband and father had the wrong heart valve placed by University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  Doctors placed a mechanical heart valve instead of a tissue valve into the patient.  The patient had specifically requested a tissue valve, but doctors ignored his consent and instead used a mechanical valve.  The result of this medical malpractice means the patient will need to be on blood thinners for the rest of his life.

$900,000 – Verdict for Punitive Damages and Pain and Suffering in Mason City Nursing Home

An 84-year-old woman suffered from several falls and bed sores during her 2 ½ year stay at Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City, Iowa.  There was also a bedbug infestation and mice in the resident’s room.  After several falls, the resident was taken to the emergency room, where she was found to be chronically dehydrated and underweight.  The resident died in hospice a short time later.  Good Shepherd maintained that the resident had received proper care throughout her stay.  A Cerro Gordo County jury reached a $900,000 verdict against Good Shepherd nursing facility for pain and suffering of the resident and for punitive damages.

$600,000 – Verdict for Severed Artery During Surgery in Black Hawk County

27-year-old woman suffers a severed iliac artery during surgery for endometriosis.  She is placed in a medically induced coma and suffers multiple complications.  RSH Legal medical malpractice attorneys go to trial and argue the doctor made a medical error during surgery.  The malpractice verdict awards the woman with compensation for pain and suffering and future medical expenses.

$5,650,000 – Verdict for Paralysis Caused by a Chiropractic Adjustment

63-year-old husband and father is paralyzed from the waist down after a chiropractor applies too much force while adjusting a bone in the patient’s upper low back

$4,000,000 – Settlement for Paralysis Following Sledding Crash – Personal Injury

37-year-old male suffered broken back and paralysis after falling on his sled into a rock-lined ditch placed at the bottom of a sledding hill. Others had been injured in the same ditch prior to client’s paralysis. He received a pay out from the personal injury case.

$2,000,000 – Verdict for Pre-death Pain and Suffering at Assisted Living Facility

82-year-old man with severe dementia was wrongfully retained in an assisted living facility rather than transferred to a higher level of care. Failure to provide proper care led to his fall, broken hip, and eventual death.

$1,020,000 – Motorcyclist’s Wrongful Death Settlement with Trucking Company

45-year-old motorcyclist is killed on his way to work when tractor-trailer fails to yield and turns into cyclist’s path.

$466,000 – Settlement after Permanent Total Award After a Work-Related Stroke

62-year-old salesman is injured in an ATV rollover while on the job; he suffers a stroke resulting in brain injury, left-sided weakness and depression

$388,000 – Settlement after Permanent Total Award for Neck Injury While Lifting Heavy Steel

46-year-old equipment mechanic undergoes multiple neck surgeries after work-related injuries that result in significant permanent restrictions and a loss of his profession

$400,000 – Settlement for Head Injury in Nursing Home

83 year-old woman was improperly transferred into her bed, causing a brain injury and eventually death.

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