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Jury Awards Family $4 Million

Daily Bulletin

PASADENA — A jury awarded $4.3 million to the family of a 39-year-old woman who died after a surgical obesity treatment at a Pasadena hospital. Tracy Mayes went into Huntington Memorial Hospital on Dec. 11, 2000, for gastric bypass surgery. She died on Feb. 12, 2001, after going into septic shock from a leak near the bypass. Wednesday, jurors found Mayes’ radiologist, Dr. David Bryan, and his group, Hill Medical Corp., negligent in her death. When Mayes began experiencing complicatio ... Read More View PDF

Jury Gives $43.5M to Toddler

The Sun

[Photo not included: caption: Eric Brown Jr.] By FELISA CARDONA A San Bernardino Superior Court jury awarded $43.5 million Thursday to a 19-month-old boy who suffered brain damage after he was left unattended in his hospital crib. Community Hospital of San Bernardino was sued by Eric Brown Jr. of San Bernardino through his parents, Sara and Eric Brown Sr., for the negligence the boy suffered Feb. 18, 2001. The hospital is expected to appeal the unanimous jury decision, said Eric’s attorney ... Read More View PDF

Injured Child Awarded $43.5 Million by Jury

The Press-Enterprise

SAN BERNARDINO: He suffered brain damage at Community Hospital. The money will fund his care. By Sharon McNary SAN BERNARDINO — A jury on Thursday awarded $43.5 million to provide lifetime care for a baby boy who suffered brain damage while a patient at San Bernardino Community Hospital. San Bernardino County Superior Court jurors made the award in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed on behalf of the 19-month-old Eric Brown Jr. by his parents, Eric and Sara Brown of San Bernardino. The law ... Read More View PDF

Woman gets $12.2 Million in Near-Fatal Surgical Error

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Jury rules Upland medical facility, nurse were careless with treatment that left woman in vegetative state. By David Bradvica Staff Writer RANCHO CUCAMONGA — A jury awarded $12.2 million Monday to a 30-year-old Ontario woman who has severe brain damage after suffering cardiac arrest following cosmetic surgery two years ago at an Upland medical facility. Jurors found that the negligence of both Upland Outpatient Surgical Center Inc. and registered nurse anesthetist Keith Mathahs following M ... Read More View PDF

Jury Awards $12 Million in Cardiac-Arrest Ruling

The Press-Enterprise

Jury awards $12 million in cardiac-arrest ruling The Rancho Cucamonga patient suffered brain damage after breast enlargement surgery. By Tim Grenda The Press-Enterprise RANCHO CUCAMONGA A Rancho Cucamonga jury on Monday awarded $12 million to a woman who was left severely brain damaged two years ago after breast-enlargement surgery. Monique Thompson, 30, remains semi-conscious after suffering cardiac arrest and other complications during the April 1998 surgery at the Upland Outpatient Surgical C ... Read More View PDF

$70 Million for Ashley’s Future?

Claremont Courier

By Tina Damikolas A 7-year-old Claremont girl paralyzed by a botched delivery will receive at least some of a recent $70 million court judgment against a medical insurance company. The case relates to the 1991 trial of 3 doctors accused of malpractice in the birth of Ashley Hughes, who was left a quadriplegic and on a ventilator. In the 1991 court action, attorneys for Southern California Physicians Insurance Exchange defended Ashley’s two neonatologists whom it insured. They also offered ... Read More View PDF

$70 Million Judgment in Botched Birth

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

By Dan Anderson LOS ANGELES — A Claremont girl paralyzed in a botched delivery won another legal victory following a jury’s $70 million ruling against a medical insurance company. Ashley Hughes, now 7 and who has no mobility below the neck, will have to wait awhile longer for some of her money while the award goes through bankruptcy court. Her attorney, Bruce Fagel, said the court views Ashley as a creditor and she will be paid along with the other creditors once bankruptcy proceedin ... Read More View PDF