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Medical Malpractice

Life changing injuries from medical mistakes. We’re ready to represent you.

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, or other health care professional doesn’t provide appropriate treatment, fails to take appropriate action, or provides substandard treatment that harms the patient. Of course, no health care professional intentionally causes anyone harm, but mistakes do happen. That’s why almost all doctors and hospitals have malpractice insurance.

The injuries that result from medical malpractice are often catastrophic. Many people suffer injuries that affect the rest of their lives. At Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, we have extensive experience in cases against doctors and hospitals. Our attorneys and staff know how these cases significantly affect the lives of medical malpractice victims and their families. We have been obtaining significant results for these clients for over 35 years.

Verdicts & Settlements

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$10.1 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Failure to timely treat a patient

A 40-year-old woman with heart attack symptoms was left in the emergency room waiting area of a Nassau County hospital for 20 minutes, resulting in a massive heart attack and brain damage.

$10 Million Verdict

Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death – Failure to timely diagnose breast cancer

A radiologist failed to properly interpret a mammogram, resulting in a delayed diagnosis of breast cancer in a 46-year-old woman, who ultimately passed away.

$8 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Failure to timely diagnose a blood clot

A doctor’s failure to appreciate the significance of headache complaints by a 21-year-old caused a delay in diagnosing a blood clot, resulting in a stroke and brain damage.

$4.5 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Failure to appreciate preeclampsia (high blood pressure)

Doctors fail to timely diagnose preeclampsia (high blood pressure) in a pregnant woman, leading to placental abruption, oxygen deprivation, and a brain-damaged infant.

$4.75 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Failure to perform a timely C-section

During delivery of a baby, doctors failed to properly monitor the fetal monitor strips and the fetal heart rate resulting in oxygen deprivation and brain damage in the infant.

$5.4 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Newborn baby found face-down

One day after birth, our client was found face down in the hospital nursery, causing oxygen deprivation that resulted in brain damage.

$6.9 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Intraoperative airway fire in trachea

While undergoing a laser procedure to remove vocal cord polyps, an airway fire in the trachea burned our client’s lungs and vocal cords, resulting in the loss of his ability to speak.

$3.1 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death

After undergoing a routine hernia repair, doctors failed to properly administer and prescribe anticoagulants to our client, leading to the formation of a pulmonary embolism (blood clot) and death.

$3.1 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Surgical error during a back surgery

While performing surgery to revise and adjust a spinal cord stimulator, a doctor damaged our client’s spinal cord, causing a further spine injury and paralysis.

$3.05 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Improperly performed hernia repair surgery

While performing a hernia repair surgery, the surgeon negligently traumatized the femoral nerve, resulting in permanent nerve injury.

$3 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Failure to perform an emergency c-section

Doctors and nurses failed to properly interpret fetal monitor strips and fetal heart rate abnormalities, allowing the labor to continue to a vaginal delivery. The infant suffered a loss of oxygen and was born with brain damage and cerebral palsy.

$2.75 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Failure to properly perform a lumpectomy

Doctors failed to properly perform a lumpectomy (removal of breast tissue), leading to a delay in diagnosing breast cancer. By the time the cancer was diagnosed, it had metastasized to the liver.

$2.75 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death – Improperly performed colonoscopy

Failing to perform enough biopsies during a colonoscopy performed on an ulcerative colitis patient, the doctor’s malpractice resulted in a delayed cancer diagnosis. By the time the cancer was found, it was Stage IV and the patient ultimately passed away.

$2.7 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice – Loss of oxygen to a fetus

A doctor mistakenly attributed a lack of fetal movement to the fetus being asleep when, in fact, the fetus was being deprived of oxygen. By the time of delivery, the loss of oxygen resulted in brain damage and cerebral palsy in the infant.

$2.65 Million Settlement

Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death – Delay in diagnosing lung cancer

Delay in diagnosing lung cancer in a non-smoker resulted in a late-stage diagnosis, metastasis, and death.