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Case Results & Settlement NORTH & DEUTSCH, LLP

"The commanding presence of Steven E. North and Laurence M. Deutsch in achieving optimal results is demonstrated by
verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. Below are some of the cases handled by the law firm."

  • $26 Million Obstetrical Malpractice - Jury Verdict. Co-Counsel. Baby suffered brain damage as a result of
    improperly managed delivery.
  • $15.7 Million Vascular Surgery Malpractice - Jury Verdict. Woman lost her leg due to failure to properly
    treat arterial obstruction. Patient claimed timely bypass could have saved leg.
  • $14.8 Million Cardiology Malpractice - Jury Verdict. Man suffered a stroke as a result of improper medical
    treatment for a heart condition. Wife awarded $5.5 Million (included in the $14.8 award) for loss of
    services.
  • $12.1 Million Trial Verdict - Jury Verdict. Man left unattended during which time he went into cardiac
    arrest. Plaintiff sustained hypoxic brain injury (memory and organization deficits; inability to work or
    live independently).
  • $9.5 Million Automobile Accident - Jury Verdict. Man suffered back injury as a result of multi-car
    collision.
  • $8.1 Million Products Liability - Negotiated Settlement. Garage worker struck in head by exploding hydraulic
    system.
  • $5.15 Million Medical Malpractice - Negotiated Settlement. Surgeon's unneeded cut had fatal results.
  • $4.4 Million Cardiology Malpractice - Negotiated Settlement. Man died as a result of a heart attack due to
    the fault of the hospital and doctors.
  • $4.4 Million Pediatric Malpractice - Negotiated Settlement. Child suffered brain injury.
  • $4.2 Million Automobile Accident - Jury Verdict. Man suffered spinal injury when struck by an oncoming
    car.
  • $3.5 Million Genetic and Pediatric Malpractice - Negotiated Settlement. Child suffered brain injury as the
    result of improperly managed metabolic disorder.
  • $3.2 Million Pediatric Malpractice - Jury Verdict. Failure to properly treat hip infection in child.
  • $3 Million Wrongful Death - Settled at trial. Failure to properly treat and diagnose severe thyroid
    dysfunction.
  • $2.5 Million Ophthalmologic Malpractice - Negotiated Settlement. Improperly managed eye condition led to
    blindness.
  • $1.9 Million Wrongful Death - Negotiated Settlement. Failure to diagnose and treat fractured cervical
    vertebrae resulting in spinal cord compression and death.
  • $1.8 Million Hospital Negligence - Negotiated Settlement. Artist suffered brain damage due to improperly
    administered medications.
  • $1.175 Million Wrongful Death - Jury Verdict. Abdominal surgery wrongful death. Improperly tying off duct in
    woman's gall bladder.
  • $1.7 Million Cardiology Malpractice - Jury Verdict. Man died due to failure to properly diagnose and manage
    heart condition.
  • $1.3 Million Wrongful Death - Negotiated Settlement. Death of patient after removal of respiratory tube.
  • $1.250 Million Obstetrical Malpractice - Negotiated Settlement. Baby suffered Erb's Palsy at delivery.
  • $950 Thousand Gynecological Malpractice - Negotiated Settlement. Failed to timely diagnose breast cancer.
  • $900 Thousand Orthopedic Malpractice - Negotiated Settlement. Improperly performed surgery with hardware
    failure.
  • $900 Thousand Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice - Jury Verdict. During liposuction of abdomen, surgeon perforated
    colon in 9 different places. "Plastic Surgery's Ugly Secret", 1998, August 17, Daily News.
  • $850 Thousand Urological Malpractice - Negotiated Settlement. Failure to timely diagnose bladder cancer.
  • $750 Thousand Medical Malpractice Involving Wrongful Death - Jury Verdict. Wrongful death of cancer patient.
    Incorrectly inserted catheter resulting in agonizing death.
  • $500 Thousand Hospital Negligence - Negotiated Settlement. Woman suffered injury from improperly placed
    catheter.
$26 Million
Obstetrical Malpractice
Jury Verdict:Newborn suffered brain damage as a result of improperly managed delivery.
$15.7 Million
Vascular Surgery Malpractice
Jury Verdict:Woman lost her leg due to failure to properly treat arterial obstruction. (Top 10 highest verdicts in
the State of New York in 2004. Reported in the New York Law Journal.)
$14.8 Million
Cardiology Malpractice
Jury Verdict:Man suffered a stroke as a result of improper medical treatment for a heart condition. Wife awarded $5.2
Million for loss of service on her derivative claim.
$12.1 Million
Failure to Monitor
Jury Verdict:Man left unattended during which time he went into cardiac arrest. Plaintiff sustained hypoxic brain injury (memory and organization deficits; inability to work or live independently).
$9.5 Million
Automobile Accident
Jury Verdict:Man suffered back injury as a result of multi-car collision.
$8.1 Million
Products Liability
Settled during Trial:Garage worker struck in head by exploding hydraulic system.
$5.9 Million
Medical Malpractice
Judge Award:The Court found that initial surgery was malpractice, the surgeon removed a portion of plaintiffs
stomach not normally removed setting up a host of problems that caused his death.
$5.5 Million
Automobile Accident
Settled during Trial:High school girl suffered brain damage as a result of automobile accident with cement truck.
$4.2 Million
Automobile Accident
Jury Verdict:Man suffered spinal injury when struck by an oncoming car.
$3.5 Million
Genetic and Pediatric Malpractice
Settled during Trial:Child suffered brain injury as the result of improperly managed metabolic disorder.
$3.4 Million
Pulmonary Medicine Malpractice
Settled during Trial:Physician died from improperly managed pulmonary disease.
$3.3 Million
Emergency Medicine Malpractice
Settlement:Man rendered paraplegic as the result of improperly managed spinal abscess.
$3.2 Million
Pediatric Malpractice
Jury Verdict:Failure to properly treat hip infection in child.
$3.2 Million
Emergency Medicine and Neurology Malpractice
Settled during Trial:Doctors failed to timely recognize and treat cauda equina syndrome.
$3.1 Million
Ophthalmologic Malpractice
Settlement:Improperly managed eye condition led to blindness.
$3 Million
Products Liability
Settlement:Man suffered spinal cord injury caused by the collapse of improperly maintained machinery.
$2.8 Million
Hospital Negligence
Settled during Trial:Artist suffered brain damage due to improperly administered medications.
$2.4 Million
Obstetrical Malpractice
Settled during Trial:Doctors failed to timely recognize renal artery aneurysm. Death of mother and baby.
$2.2 Million
Internal Medicine Malpractice
Jury Verdict:On behalf of mother and child, involving the death of a man from a heart attack while working out in a
gym.
$2.1 Million
Gynecological Malpractice
Settlement:Woman died as the result of failure to timely diagnose cervical cancer.
$1.8 Million
Oncology Malpractice
Settlement:On behalf of husband whose wife died as the result of a failure to timely diagnose and properly treat
cancer.
$2 Million
Hospital Negligence
Settlement in Claim:Woman caught on fire in operating room.
$1.7 Million
Cardiology Malpractice
Jury Verdict:Man died due to failure to properly diagnose and manage heart condition.
$1.7 Million
Rheumotology Medicine Malpractice
Settled during Trial:Doctor failed to timely recognize and promptly treat Wegner's granulomatosis.
$1.7 Million
Gynecological Malpractice
Settlement:Woman died as the result of the failure to timely diagnose breast cancer.
$1.5 Million
Products Liability and Automobile Accident
Settlement:Man suffered spinal cord injury from automobile accident and defective seat belt.
$1.2 Million
Emergency Medicine Malpractice
Settlement:On behalf of wife whose husband died as a result of the failure of doctors to appreciate impending heart
attack.
$1.2 Million
Surgery and Pulmonary Medicine
Settlement:Doctors failed to recognize obstruction of pulmonary vessel resulting in the loss of a lung.
$1.2 Million
General Surgery
Jury Verdict:Improperly performed gallbladder surgery.
$950 Thousand
Gynecological Malpractice
Settlement:Failure to timely diagnose breast cancer.
$900 Thousand
Medical Malpractice
Settlement in Claim:Terminal cancer patient poisoned to death by hospital worker who mistakenly administered ten times the
proper dose.
$900 Thousand
Orthopedic Malpractice
Settled during Trial:Improperly performed surgery with hardware failure.
$900 Thousand
Plastic Surgery Malpractice
Settlement:Doctor performed bogus penis extension procedure causing infection and partial impotence.
$900 Thousand
Spinal Surgery Malpractice
Settled during Trial:Anesthesiologist, pain management physician improperly performed myeloscopic procedure.
$900 Thousand
Plastic Surgery
Settled during Trial:Failure to obtain clear margins on a basal cell cancer causing loss of eye.
$850 Thousand
Infectious Disease Malpractice
Settled during Trial:Man suffered loss of eye due to failure to timely diagnose fungal infection.
$850 Thousand
Urological Malpractice
Settlement:Failure to timely diagnose bladder cancer.
$850 Thousand
Family Medicine Malpractice
Settlement:Family doctor failed to appreciate signs of stomach cancer.
$750 Thousand
Legal Malpractice
Settlement:Law firm failed to timely file legal papers.
$750 Thousand
Urology Medicine Malpractice
Settlement:Doctor failed to appreciate elevated PSA test result.
$750 Thousand
Orthopedic Malpractice
Settled during Trial:Elective knee surgery on patient with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS) causing exacerbation of
condition.
$750 Thousand
Psychiatric Malpractice
Jury Verdict:Psychiatrist failed to properly assess suicidal tendencies.
$750 Thousand
Gastroenterology Medicine Malpractice
Settlement:Family doctor failed to refer symptomatic patient for colonoscopy. Colonoscopy improperly performed.
$575 Thousand
Products Liability
Settled during Trial:Boot manufacturer left nail protruding into boot injuring diabetic causing bone infection.
$500 Thousand
Hospital Negligence
Settlement:Woman suffered stroke from improperly placed catheter.
$450 Thousand
Construction Accident
Jury Verdict:Iron worker injured by displaced beam.
$375 Thousand
Premises Liability
Jury Verdict:Woman fell and suffered Colles fracture as the result of a fall over oil delivery hose that was not
properly placed across sidewalk.
$350 Thousand
Orthopedic Surgery Malpractice
Settlement in Claim:Orthopedist performed arthroscopic surgery on the wrong knee.

$350 Thousand

Orthopedic Surgery Malpractice
Settlement in Claim:

Orthopedist performed arthroscopic surgery on the wrong knee.

$300 Thousand
Premises Liability
Jury Verdict:Woman fell to basement through improperly secured door at restaurant causing head injury.