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Multimillion-dollar recovery A school teacher from Bethel Park suffered a devastating stroke when she was mistakenly given the wrong drug in the emergency room at a Mt. Lebanon hospital. The patient was supposed to be given a drug to lower her blood pressure, but instead, she was given a medication that raised her pressure. As a result, she suffered a stroke, which left her unable to work and with a severe speech and movement impairment. We obtained a multimillion-dollar recovery on behalf of this woman and her husband.

Recovery well in excess of a million dollars A woman from Washington County suffered a serious stroke as a result of a blood clot in her heart, which broke free during a procedure, done at a Mon Valley Hospital, known as a cardioversion. This woman should have been given blood-thinning drugs before the cardioversion procedure was done, and that would have dissolved the clot. Unfortunately, that did not happen. We obtained a significant recovery well in excess of a million dollars on behalf of this woman's family.

Significant seven-figure recovery A recently married young woman from Allegheny County suffered a severe stroke as a side effect from the use of birth control pills. She had been having symptoms for several months such as blurred vision, but the doctor did not discontinue the pills. In our claim against the doctor, we obtained a significant seven-figure recovery on behalf of this woman who was severely brain injured with spastic quadriplegia and the inability to speak.

Significant six-figure recovery — An elderly woman from Erie died as a result of bleeding in her brain (the medical term is hemorrhagic stroke) as a result of being given the drug TPA. We filed a wrongful death claim on the grounds that the hospital never should have administered the TPA to her. We obtained a significant six-figure recovery on behalf of her estate.

A young teenager was in a Pittsburgh hospital and a tube was incorrectly placed in a blood vessel, causing the child to have a minor stroke. Fortunately, the child made a good recovery but endured several weeks out of school and had a difficult time regaining his normal level of functioning. We obtained a significant six-figure settlement on his behalf.

Significant six-figure recovery - A retired man from Altoona suffered a severe stroke as a result of internal bleeding caused by improper use of the blood-thinning drug heparin. We obtained a significant six-figure recovery on behalf of this man's children.

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