Jeff Meyers and Justin Hakala obtained a $4,652,000 settlement involving compensation to a victim of a post collision fuel fed fire. The case involved a limousine which was struck at a high rate of speed by a tractor-trailer rig. The action was litigated in Florida.
Plaintiff presented to the emergency department with complaints of chest pain and shortness of breath. A decision was made to admit the patient to the hospital; however, a bed was not available. As the patient sat in a holding area of the emergency department, evidence was presented to the jury that several hospital employees and/or agents breached their respective standard of care owed to the patient.
The facts presented to the jury demonstrated that the patient showed obvious signs of significant internal bleeding and that the significance of the bleeding was never explained to the patient or his daughter. During the course of trial, Plaintiff presented evidence of multiple standard of care violations by the attending hospitalist, emergency room nurses and an emergency room resident physician. The patient ultimately left the emergency department after approximately 22 hours. At the time of his departure, the patient had not been seen by a physician for 15 hours. Less than 24 hours after leaving the emergency room in the late morning on October 20, 2012, the plaintiff was found dead at his home.
The jury deliberated for just over an hour before rendering an award of approximately $1.7 million dollars for the estate. The jury assigned 30% of the negligence to Mr. Hatfield and 70% against the hospital. Attorneys Jeffrey T. Meyers and Timothy M. Takala are responsible for securing the verdict.
A Medical malpractice action alleging a failure to diagnose a cancerous tumor in patient’s thigh. Despite the fact that the Plaintiff presented to the Defendant physician with complaints of pain and a lump in his thigh, the physician failed to order an ultrasound or MRI and failed to include a cancerous mass in his differential diagnosis. The tumor continued to grow until diagnosed approximately two years after initial presentation. Despite aggressive treatment the cancer recurred and metastasized to the patient’s spine and lungs. Plaintiff contended that the physician should have appropriately worked up the mass at a treatable stage. Instead, the physician assumed the mass was a fatty tumor known as a lipoma and never ordered appropriate testing including ultrasound or MRI. Attorneys Jeffrey T. Meyers and Timothy M. Takala are responsible for securing the verdict.
Hospitalized patient suffered a loss of oxygen while undergoing a heart testing procedure which resulted in permanent brain injury. Mr. Meyers established that the resuscitation efforts were grossly inadequate and successfully established the extraordinary cost associated with the patient’s long term care.
A neurosurgeon was negligently granted hospital privileges. One of Mr. Meyers clients suffered serious injury at the hands of the Neurosurgeon. The Neurosurgeon was later indicted for Medicare fraud.