A serious injury or illness can significantly impact your life, which is why it is vital to get positive results from your case. The outcome might enable you to get medical treatment, provide for your family or achieve other goals.
Law Office of Victoria Wickman has achieved meaningful results for its clients across a wide range of personal injury cases. Below are some examples of the firm’s successful recoveries for clients.*
Failure To Report Stage 1 Cancer
Plaintiff claimed that the 16-month delay allowed her disease to progress from Stage IA to Stage IC grade II mucinous ovarian cancer with lymphovascular invasion. She further claimed that the delay decreased her chance of cure from 92.7% to 84.7%… Read More.
Settlement Reached For Failure To Diagnose Leukemia
Plaintiffs claim that Elmhurst Hospital failed to diagnose what was causing the decedent’s symptoms during his visits there from November 2006 through February 2008. The decedent decided to seek medical treatment in his home country of Ecuador… Read More.
Failure To Diagnose Sepsis
The plaintiff, then 40, who had undergone a laser hemorrhoidectomy that was performed by the defendant colo-rectal surgeon, contended that when he informed the physician two days after the outpatient procedure, that he had developed a fever…Read More.
Failure To Investigate The Cause Of Internal Bleeding
The plaintiff, who underwent a panniculectomy to remove excess skin following gastric bypass surgery, contended that the defendant vascular surgeon negligently failed to achieve hemostasis in the surgery and that signs, including severely diminished hemoglobin and hematocrit counts, dictated that the defendant vascular surgeon perform additional surgery to ascertain the cause before discharging her…Read More.
Failure To Perform Emergency Surgery
This death action involved a 54-year-old patient who was a transit worker and the married father of three who visited the emergency room of a nondefendant hospital with a history of back pain of approximately one month duration as well as decreased urinary output, weakness and fatigue of several days’ duration…Read More.
Failure To Recognize Intraoperative Injury
The plaintiff, a 54-year-old court clerk, underwent a subtotal abdominal hysterectomy performed by her OB-GYN. Intraoperatively, the physician placed a suture around her left ureter thereby strangling it. Despite this injury being a known complication, the physician did not recognize that he did so, nor did he check that the ureter was free from injury prior to ending the surgery…Read More.
Failure To Diagnose Stage 1 Cancer
Plaintiff, a 65-year-old secretary, underwent a mammogram on February 10, 2005. As a result of that mammogram, an ultrasound was performed on the same day. The result of the mammogram was negligently reported as benign. Those results were faxed to the plaintiff’s primary care physician… Read More.
Plaintiff, 40-year-old Jamaican immigrant, visited his mother in New York. While here, he developed a sickle cell crisis. He was taken to Kings County Hospital where a nurse administered an injection of morphine into the inner lower quadrant of his buttock. He immediately screamed and reported a burning painful sensation down his right leg…Read More.
Settlement Reached For Delayed Cancer Diagnosis
The decedent’s unidentified 1 cm mass advanced to stage IV metastatic cancer. In Aug. 2005, the decedent succumbed to bladder cancer. The decedent’s wife, as the administratrix of the Estate of the decedent, sought the recovery of damages for the loss of services from the work that the decedent would have done at her home and a loss of economic support as the decedent’s pension and disability benefit stopped when he had expired…Read More.
Failure To Confirm Passage Of Kidney Stone
This medical malpractice action involved a plaintiff in her mid-60s who had a lithotripsy procedure for a kidney stone. Following the procedure performed by the defendant urologist, the plaintiff was given a strainer to catch the passing of any stones. She presented to the defendant with grains of a stone that did not equal the size of the stone present on the CT scan prior to the procedure…Read More.
Home Attendant Negligence
This case involved a 69-year-old patient in whose apartment the defendant’s home health attendant was working. The patient had a history of severe arthritis, and the plaintiff contended that although the hot water bottle was clearly labeled as being appropriate for tap water only, the defendant’s employee negligently filled it with boiling water and had the patient lean back against it…Read More.
Failure To Diagnose Prostate Cancer
This medical malpractice action involved a plaintiff in his mid-50s who underwent routine PSA testing in May 2013. The PSA was found to be elevated at 8.2, which requires further investigation. The physician read the report and noted on the labs were “very good.” In June 2014 he went to another physician who ordered his PSA. At that time, his PSA was 14. He was diagnosed with an aggressive prostate cancer yielding a Gleason score of 9 with invasion into the seminal vesicle and extraprostatic extension…Read More.
Failure To Diagnose Breast Cancer
Failure To Diagnose Congenital Heart Defect In Utero
This medical malpractice action involved a plaintiff who underwent a routine fetal anatomy scan that was done at 24 weeks of pregnancy. The imaging captured of the heart never checked for outflow tracts and required the patient to come back for additional imaging. Rather, the defendant negligently issued a sonogram report stating that the fetal heart was normal…Read More.
Failure To Diagnose Male Breast Cancer
Motor Vehicle Accident
This motor vehicle accident involved an 18-year-old freshman who was crossing the intersection of Water Street and Fulton Street at approximately midnight when she was struck by a Black Chevy Suburban limousine. The plaintiff maintained that she had the green light, looked both ways and did not see the vehicle as it was approaching prior to being struck…Read More.
Improper Management Of Labor And Delivery
Failure To Diagnose Colon Cancer
This medical malpractice action involved the plaintiff’s decedent, an immigrant, married father of one teenage daughter, who presented to a physician assistant complaining of mid-epigastric pain and bloating since 2010. Plaintiff contended that the complaints were ignored for about one year…Read More.
Failure To Suction Temporarily Paralyzed Patient
Failure To Recognize Bowel Perforation Following Colonoscopy
This medical malpractice arose following the plaintiff’s colonoscopy. Plaintiff, a woman in her early 70s, underwent a routine colonoscopy. Following the procedure, she had complained of severe abdominal pain. She was instructed by her physician to go home and have a cup of coffee. She followed her physician’s advice…Read More.
Failure To Diagnose Appendicitis
This medical malpractice action involved the infant plaintiff presenting to the defendant’s emergency room in July 2014 complaining of abdominal pain and vomiting. A CT scan was performed and interpreted as normal. The infant plaintiff was discharged with a diagnosis of gastroenteritis… Read More.
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*Results not typical. Previous results are not a guarantee of future case outcomes.