SETTLEMENTS OBTAINED BY BRUCE G. CLARK FOR HIS CLIENTS
The following settlements obtained by Bruce G. Clark range in amount from hundreds of thousands of dollars to multi-millions of dollars. Under the law of the State of New York, settlements must be paid within 21 days of receipt of closing papers by the defendant's attorney or within 90 days if the case is settled by a municipality. To protect client confidentiality and because cases are usually settled with the agreement that the settlement will remain confidential, names of parties, attorneys, insurance companies and more precise details of the factual situations are withheld.
*Infant brain-damaged causing cerebral palsy after mother's water broke and hospital emergency room physicians sent her home allowing the fetus to become infected
*Infant brain-damaged causing cerebral palsy when physicians mistakenly catheterized an artery causing death of the infant's intestines and abdominal tissue
*Infant brain-damaged causing cerebral palsy when delivery room nurse failed to diagnose seizure in newborn infant leading to cardiac arrest
*Blindness of businessman undiagnosed by optometrist who claimed to be checking for glaucoma
*28 year old man brain-damaged during shoulder operation
*Clothing designer blinded by radiation therapy intended to reduce pop-eyes condition caused by abnormal thyroid
*18 year old man with progressive kidney failure leading to kidney replacement with donor kidney
*16 year old woman with partial paralysis of leg from surgeon tying off the wrong artery in kidney replacement operation
*56 year old woman brain damaged and comatose after emergency room physicians failed to diagnose impending stroke
*43 year old husband and father died of heart attack when physician did stress test in his office
*32 year old wife and mother of two died after being placed on the wrong dialysis machine
*60 year old woman operated upon to remove gauze pad and rubber band left in her abdomen at operation for ectopic pregnancy 30 years before
*45 year old woman needs repeat open-heart surgery after a piece of camera was left in heart at heart valve replacement operation
*Single mother died of breast cancer after radiologist advised patient not to seek surgical consultation for breast lump
*Child brain-damaged after obstetrician left to attend Christmas party during mother's labor
*World famous artist died after gallbladder surgery
*60 year old man has massive heart attack after his physician failed to read report of cardiac stress test showing substantial blockage of coronary arteries
*50 year old executive has heart replacement after coronary artery surgery and intensive care physicians fail to note electrocardiogram readings showing that heart was not receiving blood
*Infant with paralyzed arm after obstetrician used force on head and neck to free shoulder during delivery.
*Young mother with complications between rectum and vagina following child delivery in which tear of tissue was not correctly repaired
*Infant brain-damaged causing cerebral palsy when umbilical cord delivered before the child's head and obstetrician failed to tell patient to get to nearest hospital immediately
*Young man died of cancer negligently removed by laparoscopic surgery causing the cancer to be seeded on the abdominal wall
*60 year old woman blinded by infection negligently treated by ophthalmologist
*Uterus ruptured when obstetrician failed to come to hospital when mother with weakened uterus went into labor
*Woman bled to death following cardiac catherization
*Young man had jaw amputated after dentist's ancient x-ray machine failed to reveal malignant cyst
*Young woman needs multiple operations to leg after medical payment insurance company refuses to pay for specialist in bone tumors to operate and, instead, orders inexperienced orthopedic surgeon to do an operation he has never done before
*Young man sustains brain damage when ambulance driver fails to secure wheelchair which rolls out of ambulance dropping patient on his head
*20 year old woman has repeated surgery for scoliosis after surgeon applies excessive pressure and cuts through vertebrae
*13 year old child with unusual sore on arm is biopsied by pediatrician and tissue sent to laboratory where it was misdiagnosed by lab technician who failed to recognize cancer
*Sanitation worker with young wife and child died following an operation to release scar tissue after surgeon punctured the pancreas, major artery and small intestine
*32 year old husband and father who died of a heart attack after a stress test was misinterpreted.
*62 year old woman has leg amputated after negligent treatment of infection.
JURY VERDICTS OBTAINED BY BRUCE G. CLARK FOR HIS CLIENTS
*$3,000,000 for the death by suffocation of a 64 year old mother from blood clots in her lungs.
*$4,500,000 for injury to a child in the delivery room following birth. The attending obstetrician held the child up by the feet after delivery and then allowed the child to slip from his hands, hitting its head on the floor.
*$4,000,000 awarded to a 43 year old woman who had her gall bladder removed with the use of a laparoscope. The surgeon performing the operation did not tell the patient that it was the surgeon's first laparoscopic operation upon a human being until the patient was about to be wheeled into the operating room. During the operation the surgeon mistakenly cut the common hepatic duct and mistakenly clamped the common bile duct. The surgeon then discharged the patient from the hospital while she was deathly ill. The patient has since had three major operations to reconstruct her bile ducts and six minor procedures to open blockages. She will need future surgery for hernias.
*$2,000,000 awarded to a 12 year old child whose vocal cords were damaged in an operation to remove a cyst from the throat. The child has been left with a permanent hoarseness.
*$2,750,000 awarded to a girl with a withered arm caused by excessive force applied by the obstetrician at birth.
*$3,500,000 awarded to a young woman whose oral surgeon negligently biopsied tissue on the roof of her mouth. Cancer cells were left in the roof of her mouth and it was necessary to remove most of the roof of her mouth and a substantial portion of her upper jaw.
*$1,650,000 awarded to a 51 year old man who was left with a substantial weakness of his left side following open heart surgery.
*$1,600,000 awarded to a child with a weakness of her right hand following birth injury when the obstetrician did not deliver the child by cesarean section when the fetal monitor showed that the baby was in distress.
*$2,000,000 awarded to a scientist for loss of vision in one eye when his physicians negligently failed to diagnose and treat retinal detachment.
*$5,000,000 awarded to a young woman for negligent heart surgery when her surgeons failed to repair a hole in the septum of her heart.
*$1,325,000 to a teenager when a clamp was mistakenly left on an artery to her leg during transplant surgery. She developed compartment syndrome, needed two more operations and is left with a weakness of her leg.
*$4,500,000 to a child born prematurely after his mother's obstetrician miscalculated his mother's due date.The child has cerebral palsy with spasticity of the legs and fine motor deficits.
*$2,750,000 to a man whose surgeon negligently repaired a ruptured bowel resulting in peritonitis and needing extensive abdominal reconstruction.
*$3,500,000 to 64 year old man who was taken off Coumadin after a nosebleed and suffered a stroke paralyzing half of his body and impairing his ability to speak.
*$2,850,000 to a 40 year old man whose orthopedic surgeon negligently treated a fractured ankle, leading to infection and a permanently disabled ankle.
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