Djordjevic & Marmaros, LLC, Success Stories

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$90,000,000 Birth Injury
A large California health management organization caused permanent injury to a baby by misusing Misoprostol to stimulate uterine contractions in the mother. The baby sustained hypoxic ischemia encephalopathy as a result.

$13,902,000 Catastrophic Injury
After admission, a baby's heart monitor showed signs of fetal distress. These signs were ignored by the baby's doctor and no cesarean delivery was offered. The baby was born clinging to life. Upon resuscitation, the baby was discovered to have a devastating brain injury that will keep her quadriplegic for the remainder of her life.

$12,190,000 Physician Care
An elderly woman taking blood-thinning medication had her clotting parameters improperly monitored, resulting in an epidural hematoma and ultimately paralysis.

$10,000,000 Birth Injury
A woman having her first child had complications involving the interpretation of the baby's heart rate monitor. As a result, the child suffered a brain injury resulting in the diagnosis of cerebral palsy. The family received compensation that, when structured, will provide over $10,000,000 in the child's lifetime; allowing the family to move into a handicap accessible house and provide in home care for the child throughout her life.

$8,900,000 Birth Injury
D&M Obtains Largest Malpractice Award against Facility in State of California$8,900,000 was awarded against a major health facility for brain injuries to a child during the birthing process. D&M was invited into the case by co-counsel because of our experience in brain damage baby cases. In California, this facility for binding arbitration before a single arbiter for cases involving its physicians. This award is reported to be the largest arbitration award in California against this facility through this process.

$8,250,000 Heart/Cardiac
An elderly man underwent a cardiac procedure and developed blood around his heart following the procedure. The complication was not timely diagnosed and the patient ended up with severe brain damage. A jury awarded the patient and his wife $8,250,000.

$7,500,000 Birth Injury
A young couple were prepared for the birth of their third child. They went to the hospital expecting the best; and the testing in the early part of the labor proved that their baby was healthy. During the course of the prolonged labor, however, the baby's heart rate pattern became non-reassuring. The nurses' warnings to the doctor about this fact fell on deaf ears and the nurses failed to go over the doctor's head up the chain of command to protect the baby. As a result, the baby was born with severe brain damage and was subsequently diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The family and child received $7,500,000 in compensation. The child's monies were structured in such a way as to make sure the family has income to hire the help needed that insurance will not pay for but is desperately needed to ensure the child a long and happy life.

$7,500,000 Birth Injury
A young couple were prepared for the birth of their third child. They went to the hospital expecting the best; and the testing in the early part of the labor proved that their baby was healthy. During the course of the prolonged labor, however, the baby's heart rate pattern became non-reassuring. The nurses' warnings to the doctor about this fact fell on deaf ears and the nurses failed to go over the doctor's head up the chain of command to protect the baby. As a result, the baby was born with severe brain damage and was subsequently diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The family and child received $7,500,000 in compensation. The child's monies were structured in such a way as to make sure the family has income to hire the help needed that insurance will not pay for but is desperately needed to ensure the child a long and happy life.

$7,000,000 Birth Injury
An ultrasound examination performed four days prior to a child's birth showed decreased fetal movement. This decreased fetal movement was not acted upon properly, resulting in the birth of a child with severe physical and developmental limitations.

The family and child received payments that will total over $7,000,000 during her lifetime

$6,000,000 Intensive Care
A 54 year old man recovering from surgery was given a paralytic by mistake. Without a ventilator, the patient could not breath and he suffocated to death.

The family received $6,000,000 in compensation.

$6,000,000 Death
A woman gave birth to a full term healthy baby who stopped breathing in her arms at one hour of life.

Our lawyers were able to obtain $6,000,000 in compensation to help care for this injured child.

$5,000,000 Birth Injury
A mother and her husband were expecting the birth of their 3rd . During labor, the fetal monitor strips showed signs the baby was not receiving enough oxygen. These signs were ignored and the labor continued, resulting in the vaginal birth of a brain damaged baby. This brain damage was subsequently diagnosed as cerebral palsy.

The child and her family received $5,000,000.

$5,000,000 Birth Injury A woman came in to give birth and was found to be paralyzed from the mid chest down following the birth of her baby.

Our lawyers were able to obtain over $5,000,000 in compensation for this injured woman.

$4,000,000 Intensive Care An elderly man underwent successful cardiac surgery and upon transport to the ICU was hooked to portable CO2 instead of portable O2. The mistake and subsequent mismanagement caused significant brain injury resulting in a prolonged coma and ultimately death.

The family received $4,000,000 in compensation.

$4,000,000 Surgery
A 72 year old man was hooked to carbon dioxide instead of oxygen following surgery. The mistake went unrecognized for 20 minutes while the doctor tried to resuscitate the patient. The patient suffered irreversible brain damage and died after 6 months of suffering.

The family received $4,000,000 in compensation.

$4,000,000 Surgery
In the treatment of cancer, doctors placed radiation pellets for treatment. Unfortunately, the pellets were misplaced and instead of treating the cancer, the pellets caused radiation poisoning to the patient which will require ongoing medical care for the remainder of the patient's life.

The patient and his family received nearly $4,000,000 in compensation.

$4,000,000 Infections
An elderly woman developed a urinary tract infection. The physician failed to properly recognize and treat the infection, resulting in permanent disability to the woman and ultimately her death.

The family received $4,000,000 in compensation.

$3,750,000 Hospital Care
A middle aged person was admitted for treatment of an acute asthma attack. The signs of the attack recurring and being treated were missed. The patient arrested, was revived, suffered brain damage, and subsequently death.

The family received $3,750,000.

$2,750,000 Birth Injury
A woman came in to give birth and was found to be paralyzed from the mid chest down following the birth of her baby.

Our lawyers were able to obtain over $5,000,000 in compensation for this injured woman.

$2,600,000 Emergency Room
A first generation immigrant couple brought their young 10 month old son to the emergency room for fear of dehydration. The emergency room misevaluated the need for admission and sent the boy home where he died.

A jury awarded the family $2,600,000 in compensation.

$2,500,000 Heart/Cardiac
A 46 year old married man underwent heart surgery and was placed in the ICU following surgery. Unfortunately, the ICU was not staffed with a physician overnight and when the man began to awaken from his anesthesia, he became restless and the endotracheal tube which was providing him oxygen became dislodged. By the time a doctor could respond and replace the tube, the man had gone over 9 minutes without adequate oxygen.

A jury awarded the man's widow and his family $2,500,000 in compensation.

$2,000,000 Intensive Care
A young man in a car accident was placed into a medically induced coma and given food and insulin by IV. The food was stopped by order of the doctor; unfortunately, the insulin was continued, causing the young man to go into a diabetic coma and irreversibly injure his brain to the point where his parents had to decide to remove him from life support.

The young man's family received $2,000,000 in compensation.

$2,000,000 Physician Care
A young man presented to his physician with problems related to growth in his teenage years. Radiology films were misread leading to an improper diagnosis of his condition. Because of the misdiagnosis, the young man will require supplemental growth hormone for the remainder of his life.

The young man received compensation that when structured will provide him with supplemental income throughout his life of over $2,000,000.

$2,000,000 Heart/Cardiac
A 59 year old man died as a result of a heart attack. The man had been seeing his physician with signs, symptoms, and risk factors for coronary artery disease. These symptoms were ignored by the physician until it was too late.

The family received $2,000,000 in compensation.

$2,000,000 Catastrophic Injury
A 30 year old man was working under the hood of his pickup. The man was struck in the face by a blade from the defective engine cooling fan. Left with a permanent facial scar and the loss of one eye, the man returned home to find a notice of product defect in his mail.

The man received $450,000 in compensation that was structured to provide him with more than $2,000,000 in income over the course of his life.

$2,000,000 Catastrophic Injury
A man was diagnosed with heart disease and operated upon at the local hospital. During surgery, the doctor improperly sewed one of the bypasses, resulting in an occlusion. Following surgery, the doctor ordered an EKG on admission to the ICU which would have discovered the problem but was not performed. The ensuing delay caused the patient to have a heart attack in the ICU; have repeat surgery, and suffer blindness and brain damage.

A jury awarded the highest malpractice verdict award in the county's history in the amount of $2,000,000.

$2,000,000 Physician Care
A middle aged patient presented to the hospital with signs and symptoms of a blood clot that had traveled to his lungs. The physician failed to recognize the symptoms and begin proper treatment, resulting in the patient's death.

The family received $2,000,000 in compensation.

$2,000,000 Infections
A diabetic presented with signs and symptoms of an infection. These signs and symptoms were misdiagnosed and mistreated. By the time the correct diagnosis was made, the patient required a bilateral leg amputation.

The patient and her family received $2,000,000.

$1,900,000 Emergency Room
A middle aged man presented with risk factors for cardiac disease. The signs & symptoms were misdiagnosed and the patient was discharged, dying within 24 hours of the cardiac problem.

The family received $1,900,000.

$1,900,000 Hospital Care
A middle aged patient received an aortic valve replacement. Following surgery, the hospital personnel failed to recognize the signs and symptoms of the valve leaking, resulting in cardiac arrest and the patient's death.

The family received $1,900,000.

$1,800,000 Physician Care
A middle aged patient presented to the hospital with signs and symptoms of a blood clot that had traveled to his lungs. The physician failed to recognize the symptoms and begin proper treatment, resulting in the patient's death.

The family received $1,800,000 in compensation.

$1,800,000 Brain Damage
A middle aged patient required brain surgery. During that surgery, a less than careful technique was employed and the patient was permanently injured.

The patient received $1,800,000.

$1,800,000 Defective Product
A middle aged patient required brain surgery. During that surgery, a less than careful technique was employed and the patient was permanently injured. The injury was caused in large part due to a product that was sold to the physician for the wrong purpose.

The patient received $1,800,000.

$1,750,000 Surgery
Following female surgery, a young woman developed a post operative bowel obstruction that went undiagnosed until it ruptured.

The woman survived but had multiple surgeries to correct the problems and will be plagued with incontinence of stool for the remainder of her life

A judge awarded her $1,750,000 in compensation.

$1,750,000 Catastrophic Injury
She was born in Kentucky. Pre-natal ultrasounds and other risk factors indicated that she was at increased risk for her shoulders getting stuck in the birth canal following the delivery of her head. These risk factors were ignored and her shoulders indeed got stuck in the birth canal. Her doctor then pulled down on her head and tore the nerves from her spinal cord to her shoulder, leaving her without the use of one arm for the entirety of her life.

A Kentucky Jury awarded her $1,750,000 in compensation.

$1,500,000 Birth Injury
A young woman was prepared to give birth to her first child. Late in the pregnancy she developed an outbreak of herpes. This infection became systemic and the treatment delayed due to a misdiagnosis of the condition resulting in the death of both the mother and the child.

The family received $1,500,000 in compensation.

$1,500,000 Emergency Room
A middle aged man presented with risk factors for cardiac disease. The signs & symptoms were misdiagnosed and the patient was discharged, dying within 24 hours of the cardiac problem.

The family received $1,500,000.

$1,250,000 Emergency Room
A man with a prior history of heart disease arrived at the emergency room in the midst of chest pain; arm pain, and sweating. Instead of being taken back to the emergency department, the man and his wife were asked to wait in the waiting room. The wife continued to ask for help, but none came until her husband collapsed in the waiting room, beyond the ability of the doctors to resuscitate him.

The wife received $1,250,000 in compensation

$1,200,000 Physician Care
A woman with no husband and adult children had knee replacement surgery. As she was recovering in the hospital, her bowels were not moving. She began bleeding internally and this fact was missed until she ultimately coded and was beyond the point of being successfully resuscitated.

The family received $1,200,000 in compensation.

$1,200,000 Catastrophic Injury
A baby was injured following a birth in which her shoulders became stuck after the delivery of her head. Her mother had many risk factors that suggested that she may have been too big to be delivered vaginally. The Obstetrician failed to offer her mother a cesarean delivery and her shoulders got stuck in the birth canal upon delivery. The doctor then pulled down on her head and tore the nerves from her spine, leaving her without the use of one arm for her entire life

A jury awarded her the highest medical negligence verdict in the history of the county. The monies from that suit have been structured to provide her with guaranteed income for her adult life and money to pay for the cost of college since she has been put out of the blue collar work force by virtue of her inability to use both hands.

$1,200,000 Hospital Care
A middle aged woman presented to a community hospital with complaints of stomach pain. She was admitted but diagnosis of her underlying gastrointestinal bleed was delayed. Ultimately, she arrested and died as a result of the delay.

The family received $1,200,000 in compensation.

$1,200,000 Emergency Room
A 66 year old woman developed a leak at the site where her intestines had been sewn back together. The leak went undiagnosed and she was sent home. The next day, the woman returned. X-rays were delayed and her condition worsened to the point where she collapsed; suffered irreversible brain damage and passed.

The family received $1,200,000 in compensation.

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