MANCHESTER, NH – (March 8, 2008) Blinded man awarded $1.75m via New Hampshire Union Leader
"The failure of a Concord emergency room surgeon to stabilize an accident victim before surgery resulted in one of the largest jury awards for medical malpractice in New Hampshire. A Merrimack County Superior Court jury Thursday awarded Randolph Hinz, 42, of Warner, $1.75 million plus about $200,000 in interest because he has been blind since the emergency surgery, according to his attorney, Suzanne McDonough of Lubin and Meyer PC of Boston."An appeal is likely, according to a Boston Globe report.
BOSTON, MA - (March 4, 2008) 2 doctors found negligent in death via Boston Globe
"A Middlesex County jury awarded $14.5 million yesterday to the family of a 30-year-old Chelmsford woman who died the day after thyroid surgery at Brockton Hospital from uncontrolled bleeding that the plaintiff's lawyers said stemmed from air trapped in her abdomen.... After deliberating less than five hours, a Superior Court jury in Lowell concluded that two surgeons and their medical practice were negligent ... said [plaintiff's attorney] Robert Higgins..."The Boston Globe article reported that "the award will undoubtedly be one of the biggest in a medical malpractice case in Massachusetts this year, if not the biggest, said David L. Yas, publisher and editor of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, which monitors such awards."