Jeff Meyers and Tim Takala Secured a $1.375 Million Dollar settlement for an 81 year-old woman who suffered three separate falls while hospitalized for a mitral valve surgery resulting in a subarachnoid hemorrhage and facial fractures. Aggressive litigation, including multiple Daubert challenges, neutralized a defense that the residual damage from the head injury was the result of preexisting Alzheimer’s disease.
79 year-old man suffered a traumatic fall which led to significant brain injury in the Intensive Care Unit. Although a sitter was requested and should have been assigned to monitor the patient, he was left unattended and suffered permanent brain injury which qualified for the higher cap for non-economic damages.
A 56 year old woman presented to the hospital with chest pain and was diagnosed with pancreatitis. After her pancreatic enzymes normalized, her chest pain grew worse and she suffered a cardiac arrest and prolonged resuscitation. We alleged that the hospital and its physicians should have considered an evolving heart attack when pancreatitis resolved and their failure to diagnose the injury led to a full cardiac arrest. After deposing over forty healthcare providers, the case was resolved on the strength of excellent support from expert witnesses.