Medical Malpractice

Serving Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Kingstree, & Throughout South Carolina

Dollar Verdict - Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer

Charleston, SC: $ 6.9 million verdict. Mr. Fulda, Mrs. Perkins and Mr. Whetstone tried a medical malpractice case involving the failure of a radiologist to recognize and ultimately diagnose breast cancer on a mammogram. After a trial that lasted almost two weeks, a Charleston County jury awarded the patient and her husband a $ 6.9 million dollar verdict. This may be the first medical malpractice verdict ever in Charleston County, SC, or at least the first in decades according to local attorneys.

Negligent Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Resulting in Death

Columbia, SC -- Ms. Perkins pursued a claim against the United States under the Federal Tort Claims Act because a government pathologist misread slides, significantly delaying a diagnosis of breast cancer.  The patient died as a result, and the claim was pursued by her surviving adult children following her death.  The medical malpractice wrongful death case was resolved in litigation for $750,000.

Perforation During Gynecological Surgery Resulting in Death

Mr. Fulda and Mr. Whetstone represented the estate of a married nurse who died after her small bowel was cut by an OB-GYN during surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes.  Mr. Fulda and Mr. Whetstone were able to show that the OB-GYN and nursing staff failed to recognize signs and symptoms of a bowel perforation and take appropriate action to correct the injury.  This medical malpractice wrongful death case was resolved shortly before trial for $731,000.

Improper Use of Vacuum Extractor During Delivery Resulting in Catastrophic Birth Injury and Death

Rock Hill, SC -- Our attorneys tried this case involving a catastrophically injured infant to verdict before a jury.  The baby died at age three before the case came to trial and the case proceeded as a wrongful death claim.  During delivery the baby suffered severe bleeding beneath the scalp that depleted his blood volume and caused severe injuries.  The bleeding was caused by the OB-GYN's repeated and excessive use of a vacuum extractor.  The jury, in a compromise verdict, awarded $1 million.  See attached article.   Our attorneys successfully argued that the jury verdict was inadequate a

Mishandling of Bile Duct Surgery Resulting in Severe Injury

Dillon, SC -- Mr. Fulda represented the estate of a woman who suffered an injury/cut to her common bile duct during the surgical removal of her gallbladder (laparoscopic cholecystectomy).  Our attorneys were able to show that the surgeon failed to recognize signs and symptoms of a bile duct injury and take appropriate action to correct the injury.  The patient ultimately died as a result of the common bile duct injury.   A wrongful death settlement of $400,000 was achieved. 

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