Trial Starts: February 3rd (non-jury FTCA claim)
Counsel: Zev Gershon and Randal Getz (Baltimore, MD) for plaintiffs; Jeff Nelson, AUSA, for defendant.
Claim: Birth injury- shoulder dystocia leading to Erb’s Palsy. Very large baby- allegation is that vaginal delivery should not have been attempted.
Trial Starts: February 3rd
Counsel: Bret Hanna and Rebecca Ann Royer for plaintiffs; Kurt Frankenburg for defendant.
Claim: Wrongful death action brought by the heirs of a 41-year old woman who died from respiratory-cardiac arrest. Allegation is that the defendants failed to diagnose and treat severe anemia and consequent lung injuries from transfusion.
Trial starts: February 11th
Counsel: Mike Worel and Charlie Thronson for plaintiffs; Terry Rooney and Adam Sorenson for defendant.
Claim: Catastrophic hypoxic-ischemic brain injury (stroke), and later death, of 52-year old male after minimally-invasive mitral valve repair.
Trial starts: February 10th.
Counsel: David Cutt and Lena Daggs for plaintiff; Tawni Anderson for St. Mark’s Hospital.
Claim: Alleged failure to timely diagnose and treat compartment syndrome in plaintiff’s right lower leg. Mr. Maack fractured his right tibia which required surgical repair, performed by an orthopedic surgeon at St. Mark’s Hospital. He later developed compartment syndrome, and claims that this was diagnosed too late to prevent permanent damage. The treating physician recently settled out, so the trial will proceed as against only the hospital.