Case Results

Medical Malpractice Case Results

$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.

$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.

$4,000,000 – Settlement for Wrongful Death Caused By Failure to Diagnose and Treat Spinal Meningitis

31-year-old wife and mother dies after multiple doctors fail to diagnose spinal meningitis despite significant symptoms and 3 trips to hospital. Our Personal Injury Attorneys challenged the medical facility and doctors for a wrongful death case that gave her family some financial security.

$1,250,000 – Settlement for Wrongful Death Caused By Negligent Prescription of Drugs

37-year-old wife and mother dies after accidental overdose of prescription medication wrongfully prescribed by doctor

$1,250,000 – Verdict for Injury Resulting from Negligent Response to Shoulder Dystocia

Newborn suffers permanent loss of use of hand and arm after doctor fails to properly respond to shoulder dystocia during birth

$1,200,000 — Settlement for Paralyzing Spinal Injury Caused by Negligent Review of X-Ray Films

45-year-old husband and father is paralyzed after a radiologist fails to identify a spinal fracture on an X-ray film and orders nurse to move the patient — severing his spinal cord

$1,100,000 – Settlement for Birth Injury Caused By Negligent Management of Delivery

Newborn suffers severe brain damage as a result of medical personnel failing to properly monitor and treat complications during birth

$1,000,000 – Settlement for Amputation Caused by Negligent Prescription of Antibiotics

17-year-old loses his leg after doctor negligently prescribes the wrong antibiotic to treat an infection

$1,000,000 – Settlement for Brain Damage Caused by Negligent Medical Monitoring

75-year-old retired nurse and grandmother is admitted into hospital for mild high blood pressure; doctor fails to monitor her sodium level and she suffers permanent brain damage (settlement during trial after we presented our case)

$825,000 — Settlement for Injury Resulting from Negligent Response to Shoulder Dystocia

Newborn suffers permanent loss of use of hand and arm after doctor fails to properly respond to shoulder dystocia during birth

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