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Mal-positioning of Umbilical Catheter Causes Catastrophic Injuries – Confidential Settlement
Mal-positioning of Umbilical Catheter Causes Catastrophic Injuries – Confidential Settlement

We represented the parents of a newborn who sustained serious injuries as the result of the improper positioning of a venous catheter (UVC) into the heart chamber (right atrium) of a hospitalized, preterm infant. The malpositioning of this UVC resulted in the device eroding ...

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    The client, a retired but active male, underwent a laparoscopic gallbladder removal. During this surgical procedure, the defendant general surgeon ...

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    A widely quoted and oft-cited medical report from 1999 estimating that close to 100,000 patients in hospitals across the country were dying each year ...

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