Medical Malpractice

Accident Lawyers in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Kingstree and Marion, South Carolina

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. 

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

Failure to Treat Dehydration

Columbia, SC: A Richland County jury awarded a $325,406 verdict to the family of an elderly hospital patient who died of dehydration twelve hours after his hospital admission seeking treatment for stomach flu.  The jury concluded that an on-call cardiologist mid-diagnosed the patient and did not order enough life-saving fluids. 

Failure to Timely Treat

Florence, SC – Mr. Fulda obtained a $400,000 settlement on behalf of the estate of a woman who died as a result of her treating surgeon delaying surgery to repair her prosthetic mitral valve.  The patient had been taking Coumadin (a blood thinner) since the implantation of her prosthetic valve several years prior, and, therefore, her blood was initially too thin to perform surgery due to the risk of bleeding.  The thinness, or coagulation, of the blood of a patient on Coumadin is generally measured with an INR blood test.  Mr.

Failure to Provide Follow-up Treatment for Cancer Resulting in Death

Spartanburg, SC -- Ms. Perkins represented the family of a young husband and father who died when the Veterans Administration failed to provide required follow-up colonoscopies that would have detected a second primary cancer.  The young veteran's cancer was terminal when the testing was finally scheduled.  Our attorneys tried this wrongful death case before a federal judge and obtained an award of $3.006 million that was upheld on appeal.  See Hord v. U. S.

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