Medical Malpractice Case Results
$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
$59.3 million Caitlin Greenwell, a minor v. John Muir Medical Center Improperly Managed Labor and Delivery | Contra Costa County Dr. Fagel achieved a verdict of $59.3 million on behalf of a 3-year-old girl who now has cerebral palsy as a result of asphyxia occurring during the birth process. Nurses noted that the plaintiff’s mother’s blood pressure was elevated 6½ hours after she was admitted to the hospital for induced labor but chose not the call the obstetrician. When the obstetrician examined... Read More
$49 million Brigette Campbell, a minor v. Centinela Hospital Improperly Managed Labor and Delivery | Los Angeles County Dr. Fagel obtained a $49,000,000 verdict on the behalf of a young girl who suffers severe brain damage as a result of preventable injuries sustained during the birth process. The pregnancy, labor and delivery progressed as normal until the fetal heart tracing began to show an abnormal fetal heart rate. However, nurses employed by the defendant hospital did not take proper action, such... Read More
$43.5 million Brown v. Community Hospital of San Bernardino Brain Injury to Three Month Old Baby after Respiratory Infection | San Bernardino County Dr. Fagel achieved a verdict of $43,500,000 on behalf of an 18-month-old child who received severe brain damage after monitoring devices in his crib were disconnected. The plaintiff, then aged 4 months, was admitted to San Bernardino Community Hospital’s regular pediatric floor for a respiratory infection. Three days later, after his condition had improved, the pediatrician told the plaintiff’s parents that he... Read More
$38.2 million Brandon Nunez, a minor v. Ilene Newman, MD San Jose Medical Group, Regional Medical Center of San Jose Improperly Managed Labor and Delivery | Santa Clara County Dr. Fagel and his associates achieved a verdict of over $38.2 million on behalf of a child who now suffers cerebral palsy and basal ganglia damage after physicians failed to properly respond to complications in the labor and delivery process. The labor process was relatively stable until progress stalled from 12:00am-8:00am the morning of the delivery. However, the attending OB was not... Read More
$22 million Simpson v. Regents of the University of California-UCI Medical Center Brain Injury to 35-Year-Old Woman after Surgery | Orange County Dr. Fagel achieved a verdict of $22 million on behalf of a 35 year-old woman who suffered brain injuries from pulmonary edema after nursing employees negligently administered excess fluid following surgery. The plaintiff underwent surgery to remove a benign tumor from her uterus without complications. After surgery, she was moved to the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) and given IV fluids and Inderal... Read More
$15.07 Million S.Q. v. Anonymous Hospital and Anonymous Doctor S.Q. v. Anonymous Hospital and Anonymous Doctor Fagel negotiated a $15,073,000 settlement for the family where medical negligence by doctors and the hospital resulted in delayed diagnosis and treatment of a right vertebral artery dissection causing a massive brainstem stroke just one week after the patient’s initial presentation. Critical miscommunication by doctors contributed to this preventable misdiagnosis. Dr. Fagel employed his medical and legal training in conjunction... Read More
$13.05 million Chloee Cuenca, a minor v. Mitchell Adler, MD; Torrance Memorial Medical Center Failure to Recognize and Treat Fetal Distress | Los Angeles County Dr. Fagel and his associates achieved a $13,050,000 verdict in favor of 19-month-old child who suffered severe brain damage after employees of the Friendly Hills Medical Group (Torrance, CA) failed to recognize and properly treat fetal distress during delivery, resulting in acute perinatal hypoxia. The labor process was relatively stable until fetal heart decelerations began when the mother began pushing. Decelerations continued... 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
$12.3 million Thompson v. Mathahs, Upland Outpatient Surgical Center, Inc., et al Brain Injury to 24-Year-Old during Cosmetic Surgery | San Bernardino County Dr. Fagel and his associates obtained a verdict of $12.3 million on behalf of a 28-year-old woman who now suffers severe brain damage after having Lidocaine induced seizures following elective breast augmentation surgery. During surgery, the surgeon administered Lidocaine as a local anesthetic in addition to general anesthesia. There were no problems during the surgery and the plaintiff was then moved to the... 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
$11.0 Million O.P. v. Anonymous Hospital and Anonymous Doctor O.P. v. Anonymous Hospital and Anonymous Doctor Fagel negotiated a $11,000,000 settlement for the family where medical negligence by doctors and the hospital resulted in the patient suffering from cerebral palsy, and is tracheostomy and gastrostomy dependent, as a result of kernicterus. The patient’s injuries are the result of hyperbilirubinemia, which were present at the time of his discharge. The hospital and doctors failure to timely and... Read More