Birth Injury
$460 million Ashley Hughes, a minor v. Pomona Valley Community Hospital Total Paralysis Below the Neck | Los Angeles County Dr. Fagel achieved a verdict of $460,000,000 on the behalf of a young girl who suffers total paralysis of all movement and function below the neck as a result of excessive forceps use during delivery. The mother was admitted to the defendant hospital at 8:30 a.m. for induction of labor because the pregnancy was overdue. The defendant obstetrician, Dr. Jouvenat, ordered that... Read More
$13 million Rafael Correra, a minor v. Methodist Hospital Sacramento Uterine Rupture | Sacramento County Dr. Fagel obtained a verdict of $13,000,000 on the behalf of a child who suffers serious brain damage as a result of hypoxic injuries sustained during a uterine rupture. The mother was first admitted to the hospital for a VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Section) trial of labor after being found to have irregular contractions. The fetal heart tracing was reactive and reassuring,... Read More
$12.02 Million Jessica Ramirez v AHMC Healthcare dba El Monte Hospital Brain Injury | Los Angeles County Fagel negotiated a $12,017,970 settlement for the family where medical negligence by doctors and the hospital resulted in the 20 year-old patient experiencing irreversible brain injury which, ultimately, causes her to remain in a persistent vegetative state. The patient reported to the emergency department with a complaint of being shot in the head by an air gun. The nurse did... Read More
$8.75 million Michael Novell, a minor v. Clovis Community Hospital Improperly Managed Labor and Delivery | Fresno County Dr. Fagel obtained a verdict of $8.75 million on behalf of a child who received significant brain injuries during the birth process after medical staff failed to properly respond to fetal distress. The plaintiff’s mother was admitted to the hospital at 37 weeks gestation for induction of labor due to mild pre-eclampsia. After 22 hours on Pitocin, the midwife considered possible failure to progress... Read More
$8.5 million Dioresly Lora v. Palmdale Regional Medical Center Brain Damage Caused Coma | Madera County Case Report - Verdict $15,026,260 gross, $7,444,538 present cash value after MICRA reductions Diroresly Lora v. Palmdale Regional Medical Center Case Number: MC0230074 Judge: Victor Chavez, Dept. 96, LASC Plaintiff Attorney: Bruce Fagel, Law Offices of Bruce G. Fagel & Associates, Beverly Hills Defense Attorney: Joseph Farchione, Lamar Jost, Wheeler, Trigg & O'Donnell,, Denver, Colorado Richard Harris, Dummit, Buchholz &... Read More