What is the Value of Never being able to Eat Solid Foods for the Rest of Your Life? This Clayton County, Georgia, State Court Jury decides it is Worth more than Nothing which is what the Defense Offered in this Medical Malpractice Case.

operating-room-1-15057-mIn February of 2012, 46 year old Jeannette Collins reported to the Henry Piedmont Hospital Emergency Room (ER) in Georgia with complaints of nausea, abdominal pain, and vomiting.  Tests were ordered in the ER that ultimately showed that Ms. Collins had a small bowel obstruction requiring surgery.  At trial, both the Plaintiff, Mr. Collins, and the Defendant Dr. Ahmad Nuriddin agreed that this was the proper procedure under the circumstances.  During the surgery, however, the Defendants contend that they discovered that Ms. Collins had gastric outlet obstruction which is a problem that will keep the stomach from emptying. 

As such, the Defendants performed a procedure to correct the alleged outlet obstruction by severing a nerve to both the stomach and the intestine meant to reduce acid production; the procedure, once performed, can not be reversed.  The Plaintiff’s medical experts testified at trial, however, that Ms. Collins did not suffer from said gastric outlet obstruction and, furthermore, that the procedure that was performed was an act of last resort, outdated, and, in this case, unnecessary. 

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In Cobb County, Georgia a young Toddler was Left in a Hot Van for Two (2) Hours while at Day Care; the Driver of said Van was Arrested

thermometer-1209600-mIt is that time of the year when we all get ready for some fun in the sun.  Children are out of school after counting the last days on the calendar until Summer Break. Parents are busy adjusting their work schedules and care for their children during this time, while teachers take a much needed break before returning to school in the Fall with fresh and invigorating teaching ideas.

For some families and individuals, a much needed vacation to a place far, far away is planned or a chance to see distant relatives for a long awaited reunion is occupying our many thoughts. For others, summer is a time to recharge those batteries with a good book and some much deserved relaxation after a year of hustle and bustle.

Each Summer, however, we are reminded about how dangerous and deadly this time of the year can become in the blink of the eye. Last year, for example, our nation mourned as we watched the cameras roll and the fate of a young father unfold before our very eyes while being accused of the death of his two (2) year old son, Cooper, whom the father failed to drop off at day care one morning and instead left him strapped in his car seat in a sweltering hot car that ultimately resulted in little Cooper’s death. Although little Cooper’s death seemed to take most of us by surprise, the evidence showed very quickly that children die in this manner at an alarming rate during the hot summer months every where in this country.

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