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Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical Malpractice

[Note: Because of the increasing demands of settling defendants and their insurers for confidentiality, case specifics and actual dollar amounts have had to be omitted from this partial listing]

After securing a certificate of merit from a Board certified physician in Pediatric medicine, Mr. Nolan pursued a wrongful death claim against a Maryland hospital and a pediatrician on behalf of the parents of a 15 year old girl who died as a result of a temporal lobe brain abscess which was due to her improperly treated ear infection. With evidence that the pediatrician had ignored the child's repeated complaints of excruciating head pain and other evidence of medical negligence, the hospital paid a substantial settlement prior to the filing of a lawsuit.

Mr. Nolan filed a Complaint and Election for Jury Trial on behalf of surviving parents of a 31 year-old son who died at a Maryland hospital as a result of cardio-respiratory arrest following restraint by hospital staff. This civil assault and medical negligence case was significant because of the legal issues involved, including an adult patient's right to decline medical treatment and the methods used to restrain and detain an adult patient who is not the subject of any court-ordered review proceeding. The case was settled for a substantial amount against the hospital defendant.

The Nolan Law Firm represented the guardian of a 37 year-old single mother of three children who suffered severe brain injuries as the result of the improper insertion of a nasogastric tube into her brain by a hospital worker upon a verbal order by an intern. Mr. Nolan filed a personal injury action alleging medical negligence on behalf of this woman who required a ventilator and round-the-clock care. After his client's death due to complications from her injuries, the lawsuit was amended to plead wrongful death claims in addition to the survival actions. Total economic loss estimates by plaintiff's economist exceeded $6 million. Based on the extensive expert witness evidence compiled by Mr. Nolan and plaintiffs' mediation submission prepared by him with videotapes, the case was settled in for a substantial confidential settlement.

Mr. Nolan filed and prosecuted a wrongful death claim in federal court on behalf of the surviving parents of a 22 year-old woman who died following a failure on the part of two hospitals to properly treat her autoimmune hemolytic anemia. In the course of his deposition of the hospital's blood bank staff, Mr. Nolan uncovered a previously undisclosed internal memorandum concerning the availability of suitable blood products to treat this young woman's condition. On the eve of trial, the case was settled with all defendants for a confidential amount.

Mr. Nolan filed a wrongful death and medical negligence action on behalf of a mother whose 12-year-old daughter died at a Baltimore hospital due to a delay of medical treatment and blood transfusion, despite the fact that the hospital staff knew she suffered from severe sickle cell disease. Following disclosure of plaintiff's expert reports, the case was settled in March 1997 for a substantial recovery to benefit the mother.

The Nolan Law Firm also prosecuted a medical malpractice claim on behalf of a young woman against a chiropractor who had caused serious spine injuries, including a condition known as cauda equina syndrome, during the course of a chiropractic treatment. In addition to her other injuries, the woman suffered sexual dysfunction, periodic urinary incontinence and other residual injuries. A confidential settlement was reached with the doctor and his carrier.


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