Case Settled for $1.5 million
Publication: Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Date: Monday, August 31 2009
In August 2002, a 50-year-old man underwent a diagnostic gastroscopy by the defendant gastroenterologist that revealed a precancerous polyp. The pathologist noted the precancerous findings, reported that an adjacent or underlying malignant process could not be ruled out, and stated that clinical correlation was required and additional tissue sampling was recommended.
Upon receipt of the report, the gastroenterologist wrote that re-biopsy was necessary within a few months.
Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death Settled for $950,000 – 2009
On December 25, 2006, plaintiff’s decedent, a 51 year old woman, presented to a hospital emergency department (ED) with a chief complaint of intermittent chest pain for two days and chest pain radiating to her neck that morning. Plaintiff’s decedent described her pain as feeling like something was sitting on her chest and reported that it lasted three to four minutes and occurred several times a day. A nursing note documented intermittent, fleeting chest pressure while the patient was in the ED. Vital signs were normal and patient was described as anxious.
2003 Catholic Priest Abuse Case Settled for $300,000 – 2009