Supreme Court, Columbia County

The plaintiff alleged that the defendant gynecologic surgeon injured her bladder during a laparoscopic hysterectomy. The patient developed a post-operative hole in the bladder that progressed to become a vesico-vaginal fistula that required surgical correction.

Result : Defense verdict for the gynecologic surgeon.
Defense Attorney : For the gynecologic surgeon: Robert Irving Miller.

Supreme Court, Ulster County

This trial concerned the nursing care of a hospitalized patient who had experienced respiratory failure, renal insufficiency, hypotension and pericardial tamponade after bronchoscopy, thoracoscopy, and pulmonary decortication. Treatment included pericardiocentesis, creation of a pericardial window, chest tube, mechanical ventilation and vasopressors. The patient also underwent a laparoscopic cholecystectomy at about that time. After transfer from…

Result : Defense verdict for the hospital.
Defense Attorney : For the hospital: Sarah E. Sholes.
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Supreme Court, Orange County

The plaintiff alleged nursing malpractice in conducting a fall risk assessment and implementing proper fall risk precautions during her hospital admission. She fell while taking a shower, unattended and without a shower chair, sustaining a trimalleolar fracture.

Result : Defense verdict.
Defense Attorney : Angela Thompson-Tinsley