Verdicts & Settlements

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Failure to diagnose post-surgical complications: $1 million settlement

Negligent surgery and negligent failure to refer patient to higher level of care: $1,625,000 settlement
Failure to diagnose injury to hand: $125,000 settlement
Injuries to mother during birth: $300,000 settlement
Birth injury/birth trauma/negligent failure to monitor fetus/negligent failure to deliver child timely: $2,250,000 settlement
Failure to diagnose in the ER: settlement in excess of $4 million
Negligent failure to give patient proper medical equipment: $715,000 settlement
Negligent handling of biomedical specimen by laboratory: $80,000 settlement
Failure to monitor child’s status in NICU: settlement in excess of $400,000
Failure to transfer patient safely to bed: $450,000 settlement
Failure to diagnose injuries post-automobile collision in the ED: $737,500 settlement
Failure to diagnose injuries to child’s foot: $185,000 settlement

Negligent handling of patient during radiology: $325,000 settlement

Failure to diagnose fracture: $300,000 settlement
Failure to diagnose spinal abscess: $2,200,000 settlement
Failure to diagnose in the ER: $2 million settlement

Ford v. Touro Infirmary, et al:
$2.52 million jury verdict on behalf of a young child whose mother died within weeks of childbirth as a result of emergency room negligence

Hargrove v. LaSalle Parish School Board, et al:
Verdict on behalf of a minor child who sustained serious injury as a result of negligent instruction and supervision in a weight room

Ochsner embryo litigation:
Favorable, confidential settlements reached for couples whose human embryos were mislabeled by a fertility clinic

Medical negligence/malpractice:
Failure to timely deliver infant by cesarean section resulting in cerebral palsy, settlement of $2.986 million (available damages capped by the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act)

Medical negligence/malpractice:
Failure to diagnose fracture: settlement of $525,000 (available damages capped by the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act)

Medical negligence/malpractice:
Verdict on behalf of minor. Physician negligently failed to rule out appendicitis before discharging minor from ER, resulting in 17 days in ICU.

Medical negligence/malpractice:
Negligently performed hysterectomy: settlement of $105,000

Premises liability:
Settlement of $50,000

Property damage insurance claim:
Settlement of $73,000

Failure to safely load patient onto CT table resulting in fall: $425,000 *

Failure to rule out cardiac condition, wrongful death: $495,000 *

Negligently exposing patient to infection: $90,000*

Delay in diagnosis of bowel perforation resulting in wrongful death: $475,000 *

Failure to position patient and follow physician orders resulting in decubitus ulcers: $256,000 *

Failure to monitor patient following surgery: $400,000 *

Failure to safely clear patient for elective surgery, wrongful death: $867,500 *

Failure to safely clear child for cardiac procedure, rapid decompensation, emergency surgery: $370,000 jury verdict *

Negligently losing client’s pathology specimen, unnecessary surgery: $300,000 *

Negligently failing to diagnose pneumonia, wrongful death: $500,000 *

Failure to work-up tendon injury: $125,000 *

Negligent surgery resulting in prolonged hospitalization and wrongful death: $1,650,000 *

Negligently failing to monitor patient after surgery resulting in loss of function: $1,000,000 *

* Statutory Cap of $500,000 plus medical expenses applicable to client’s claims

To date, Kara Hadican Samuels has attained over $20 million in settlements for her clients in cases involving wrongful death and serious personal injury.

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