Another Big Victory in a Medical Malpractice case (2022)-Our client had well known and treatable heart condition – atrial fibrillation. All doctors know patients like are at high risk of having a big stroke, and give blood thinners, like Eliquis. But our patient’s doctor didn’t know that and never gave him a prescription. The pills cost less than $20 a month. Guess what happened? He had a massive (but preventable) stroke. So terribly sad but we were able to win the case with enough money (just under $5,000,000) to take care of him for the rest of his life with first rate medical care and therapy.
Speaking of those aggressive city buses. . . (2022). We won a big case in which a learning disabled teenager was in a crosswalk when he was hit by a city bus. He was released fro the emergency room after a couple of hours, complaining of difficulty with memory and concentration. All tests were normal but later that year a head MRI showed a small brain bleed. Our client continued to have problems remembering things and focusing on conversations. After almost two years of hard fought battles, we won the case for just under $6,000,000 – enough to take care of all of our client’s needs for the rest of his life.
Scaffolding Company put up unstable scaffold at client’s house in the Bay Area (2022). The scaffold used old beat up wood planks, short nails that didn’t hold the boards together, and no way for our client to climb to the top level of the scaffold – all safety violations. Our client tried to get on the scaffold but it collapsed and he fell to the ground, breaking bones in his spine. We won that case for $1,000,000– the insurance policy limits for the scaffolding company.
Medical Malpractice: 12 Year Old boy has well known heart condition that his cardiologist ignores, and instead of giving the family medication, tells the Mother to give him more Gatorade. The child loses consciousness and suffers loss of oxygen and brain damage; Settlement: $9,000,000.
Medical Malpractice – Hospital blames woman who is having a stroke and sends her home: 35 Year Old mother and wife has signs of impending stroke, losing ability to speak. When she goes to the emergency room they criticize her for not telling them what is wrong with her. She is labeled “uncooperative” and is sent home where she has full blown stroke and suffers brain injury; Settlement $6,000,000.
Kaiser Medical Malpractice (1983-Current) Birth injuries, quadriplegia, wrongful deaths: Hundreds and hundreds of cases involving surgery, failure to diagnose cancer (lung, skin, kidney), failure to diagnose lung clots resulting in death, failure to diagnose and treat infections like meningitis, failure to diagnose impending heart attacks, pathology errors, nursing failures, birth injuries, and medication errors. These claims have been successfully pursued in many counties in California including Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Diego, Los Angeles, Marin, Contra Costa, Sacramento, and Solano. Kaiser has lost every single arbitration Mr. Dorit has pursued since 1983. Mr. Dorit has won over $20,000,000 in cases against Kaiser alone. . Mr. Dorit is a specialist in Kaiser cases and has extensive inside information about Kaiser systems and practices.
Medical Malpractice BIRTH INJURY CASES resulting in profound brain damage to newborn children – settlements have ranged from $2,500,000 to $8,000,000 including providing insurance policies that give full medical care and therapy, plus 24 hour in home support care for the children for their entire lifetimes.
Personal Injury – Bicycle accident: Utility company repairs pipe under roadway but leaves trench with a 6 inch drop off in the middle of the traffic lane. Nighttime bicycle rider goes into open trench and suffers head injury; Settlement: $1,025,000. Utility company tried to blame accident on bicyclist for having had one glass of champagne at an office Christmas party.
Personal Injury – Brand New Corvette crushed and victim suffers mild head injury: Retired engineer buys his dream car – a Corvette – and is immediately struck by a large truck, suffering a mild brain injury. Settlement: $1,000,000 insurance policy limits. (Insurance company’s strategy to blame brain injury on victim’s depression failed when it was proven the brain injury was the cause of the depression).
Personal Injury – Pedestrian in crosswalk is struck and killed by bicyclist. Settlement: Very substantial, confidential settlement.
Personal Injury: Driver on I-580 in Oakland is sideswiped by 18 wheeler and suffers hand injury; Settlement: $875,000.
Personal Injury: City bus strikes PhD psychologist in crosswalk causing head injury. Confidential substantial settlement.
Hospital Malpractice – Negligent placing of intravenous line into heart causes veterans death. A San Francisco hospital negligently caused a Veteran’s death by improperly inserting an intravenous tube into his heart.
Personal Injury – Pedestrian killed by speeding bicyclist: Bicyclist hits pedestrian in crosswalk causing death; Settlement: Very Substantial, Confidential terms.
Medical Malpractice (1983-Current) Wrongful Deaths, Brain Damage; Quadriplegia: Multiple cases involving serious life-changing injuries, failure to diagnose and treat cancer, surgical errors, nursing errors, pain medication overdoses, failures to treat infections causing death, paralysis, blindness and paralysis. Settlement Ranges: $2,500,000 up to $9,000,000.