Results

Recently, our law firm obtained the largest jury verdict in Fresno County history. A jury awarded our clients $68 million in damages for failure to comply with hospital patient safety standards, which left an elderly patient in a permanent coma.

We are one of the only firms in the Bay Area that exclusively dedicates its focus to medical malpractice. While some attorneys will not even consider handling medical malpractice, we focus all our efforts toward advocating for victims.

$68,000,000

Jury verdict in Fresno County for failure to comply with hospital standards for patient safety, leaving elderly man in permanent coma after cardiac arrest. Jury also awarded punitive damages.

March 12, 2021

$22,000,000

Robyn Frankel vs. Palo Alto Medical Foundation Group, Jury verdict for paralysis caused to patient after an unnecessary procedure due to error in reviewing radiology images.

March 16, 2021

$10,800,000

Confidential settlement for an adult who suffered catastrophic injury from a stroke.

March 12, 2021

$7,000,000

Settlement for negligent performance of intubation post-operatively, resulting in severe brain damage to minor child.

March 16, 2021

$6,750,000

Settlement for catastrophic brain injuries sustained after giving birth due to anesthesiologist and certified registered nursing assistant’s failure to timely and appropriately monitor and treat the patient’s blood pressure causing hypotension which led to cardiac arrest.

March 16, 2021

$6,750,000

Settlement for catastrophic brain injuries sustained after giving birth due to anesthesiologist and certified registered nursing assistant’s failure to timely and appropriately monitor and treat the patient’s blood pressure causing hypotension which led to cardiac arrest.

March 16, 2021

$5,500,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose acute blood loss after cancer surgery resulting in brain damage to physician.

March 16, 2021

$5,500,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose and treat kernicterus resulting in severe brain damage of child.

March 16, 2021

$5,300,000

Settlement for quadruple amputations due to emergency room personnel’s failure to timely and accurately relay the patient’s medical conditions and emergency room physician’s failure to timely diagnose and treat infected kidney stone.

March 12, 2021

$4,250,000

Settlement for failure to quickly respond to a minor plaintiff’s hyperthermia after surgery resulting in catastrophic injuries including brain damage.

March 16, 2021

$4,000,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose fetal distress resulting in minor plaintiff suffering from severe static encephalopathy.

March 12, 2021

$3,850,000

Settlement for negligent performance of brain surgery resulting in brain damage.

March 16, 2021

$3,500,000

Settlement for a minor suffering from athetoid cerebral palsy.

March 16, 2021

$3,000,000

Settlement for a birth injury that resulted in catastrophic injuries to the minor plaintiff including brain damage.

March 16, 2021

$2,875,000

Settlement for 1 month old hospitalized for respiratory distress who underwent an above the knee amputation due to pediatricians’ negligent placement of a catheter into femoral artery instead of femoral vein caused a clot to form which caused loss of blood flow to one leg.

March 12, 2021

$2,575,000

For failure to appreciate an aortic dissection, resulting in death.

March 12, 2021

$2,300,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose myocardial infarction resulting in death.

March 12, 2021

$2,050,000 (policy limits)

Settlement for failure to diagnose and treat hyperbilirubinemia in an infant resulting in cerebral palsy and deafness.

March 12, 2021

$2,000,000

Settlement for spinal cord damage and paraplegia due to primary care physician’s delay in diagnosis of a mid-thoracic spinal abscess despite patient’s complaints of back pain and signs of infection.

March 16, 2021

$2,000,000

Settlement for injuries and brain damage caused by failure to timely diagnose and treat patient’s cholestasis and her baby’s fetal distress.

March 16, 2021

$2,000,000

For severe spinal cord damage and paraplegia due to delay in diagnosis of a mid-thoracic spinal abscess.

March 16, 2021

$2,000,000

For injuries and brain damage to baby caused by the hospital’s nurses and residents’ failure to timely recognize signs of fetal distress and failure to timely consult with an obstetrician to treat the mother’s cholestasis and her baby’s fetal distress.

March 16, 2021

$1,850,000

Settlement for failure to negligently diagnose and treat hypoxia in patient in drug rehab center resulting in brain damage.

March 16, 2021

$1,650,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose and treat pulmonary embolism resulting in death of young husband and father.

March 12, 2021

$1,500,000

Settlement for injuries sustained by a minor plaintiff as a result of the failure to appreciate the presence of a chloroma spinal mass, in a patient with presumed acute myeloid leukemia, before proceeding with a spinal tap and subsequently failing to timely respond to the minor plaintiff’s persistent complaints of severe back pain and lower extremity weakness.

March 12, 2021

$1,400,000 (policy limits)

Settlement for failure to diagnose and treat fetal distress resulting in mild brain damage to infant.

March 16, 2021

$1,400,000

For untimely response to cauda equina resulting in permanent neurological injury.

March 16, 2021

$1,300,000

Settlement for failure to properly diagnose pulmonary distress in quadriplegic resulting in additional deficits.

March 12, 2021

$1,240,490

For wrongful death due to obstetrician’s failure to timely perform a timely caesarian section which, if performed in a timely fashion, would have saved the mother’s life.

March 12, 2021

$1,100,000

Settlement for cardiologist’s failure to diagnose and treat promptly cardiac problems resulting in the death of an elderly gentlemen leaving behind a wife and two sons.

March 12, 2021

$1,100,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose and treat breast cancer resulting in radical double mastectomy.

March 12, 2021

$1,100,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose and treat osteomyelitis resulting in mild motor deficits in elderly man.

March 12, 2021

$1,000,000

For negligent tumor excision during craniotomy caused cranial nerve damages severely injuring patient’s face and tongue.

March 16, 2021

$1,000,000

Settlement for spinal ischemia due to aortic injury caused by surgeon during laparoscopic nephrectomy.

March 16, 2021

$1,000,000

Failure to respond to urinary tract infection resulting in death.

March 12, 2021

$1,000,000

For spinal cord injury due to aortic injury during laparoscopic nephrectomy.

March 16, 2021

$1,000,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose and treat eye infection resulting in partial blindness in nurse.

March 12, 2021

$1,000,000

Settlement for surgeon’s negligent tumor excision during craniotomy caused cranial nerve damages severely injuring patient’s face and tongue.

March 16, 2021

$1,000,000

for surgeon’s failure to guard vulnerable vessels during colectomy surgery resulting in uncontrolled bleeding, cardiac arrest, and death.

March 16, 2021

$1,000,000 (policy limits)

Settlement for failure to diagnose fetal distress resulting in mild brain damage of child.

March 12, 2021

$925,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose and treat prostate cancer in dentist causing increased morbidity.

March 12, 2021

$900,000

Settlement for a leg amputation due to emergency room physicians’ failure to interpret the patient’s ultrasound report which led to a failure to timely diagnose and treat a deep vein thrombosis which caused a loss of blood flow to leg.

March 12, 2021

$875,000

Settlement for negligent performance of regional pain block resulting in nerve damage and pain.

March 16, 2021

$800,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose and treat kidney failure resulting in death.

March 12, 2021

$750,000

Settlement for victim of motorcycle accident resulting in need for spinal surgery. Insurance coverage was highly disputed.

March 16, 2021

$750,000

Settlement for failure to provide timely emergency anesthesia care during spinal surgery resulting in death.

March 16, 2021

$750,000

For wrongful death due to surgeon’s failure to provide timely emergency anesthesia care during spinal surgery.

March 12, 2021

$750,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose and treat an epidural abscess resulting in paraplegia.

March 12, 2021

$750,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose and treat dissection of aorta in man resulting in death.

March 12, 2021

$750,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose and treat cardiac tamponade after cardiac surgery resulting in death.

March 12, 2021

$700,000

Settlement for anesthesiologist’s negligent administration of anesthetic during removal of a stent which resulted in hypoxic brain injury.

March 16, 2021

$700,000

Settlement for plaintiff who underwent what should have been routine surgery for gastro esophageal reflux disease or “GERD”. What followed this routine surgery was a ruptured esophagus and septic infection that required 7 months of continuous hospitalization, and multiple surgeries to bring plaintiff back from literally the “brink of death,” as described by plaintiff’s own doctors.

March 16, 2021

$700,000

Settlement for negligent performance of laser surgery resulting in air embolism and death of young mother.

March 16, 2021

$700,000

Settlement for the injuries sustained by plaintiff as a result of the improper treatment she received, resulting in a failure to diagnose and treat adenocarcinoma of the colon, with metastatic spread to the liver. Plaintiff is now considered incurable and terminal.

March 12, 2021

$685,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose and treat infection after colonoscopy resulting in death.

March 12, 2021

$685,000

For wrongful death for primary care physician’s failure to timely diagnose and treat bacterial endocarditis.

March 12, 2021

$685,000

Settlement for failure to timely diagnose and treat bacterial endocarditis resulting in death.

March 12, 2021

$650,000

Settlement for wrongful death case of a husband and father for a family living in Stockton. Failure to diagnose and treat hepatitis B, which led to fatal liver cancer.

March 12, 2021

$650,000

Settlement for wrongful death case of a husband and father for a family living in Stockton. Failure to diagnose and treat hepatitis B, which led to fatal liver cancer.

March 12, 2021

$605,000

Settlement: Failure to diagnose spinal infection, resulting in neurologic damage to legs, paralysis, in a 73-year- old man.

March 12, 2021

$600,000

Settlement (during trial) for wrongful death as a result of negligently performed occipital block.

March 12, 2021

$600,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose and treat aneurysm in husband and father resulting in death.

March 12, 2021

$600,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose and treat coagulopathy resulting in stroke and mild brain damage.

March 12, 2021

$587,500

For wrongful death due to primary care physician’s failure to timely diagnose and treat patient’s pulmonary embolism.

March 12, 2021

$587,000

Settlement for failure to timely diagnose and treat patient’s pulmonary embolism resulting in death.

March 12, 2021

$530,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose myocardial infarction in man resulting in need for emergency coronary artery bypass surgery.

March 12, 2021

$500,000

Settlement for negligent performance of hand surgery resulting in functional deficits in attorney.

March 16, 2021

$500,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose and treat neuroendocrine cancer resulting in death.

March 12, 2021

$450,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose and treat bowel perforation after gallbladder surgery resulting in ICU stay.

March 12, 2021

$400,000

Settlement for failure to properly diagnose and treat prostate cancer.

March 12, 2021

$400,000

Settlement in elder abuse case for failure to diagnose and treat pulmonary infection resulting in death of elderly man.

March 12, 2021

$385,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose and treat pulmonary hypertension in a young child.

March 12, 2021

$385,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose latent aneurysm resulting in mild neurological impairment.

March 12, 2021

$350,000

Settlement for negligent performance of cyst removal resulting in minor nerve damage.

March 16, 2021

$350,000

Settlement in wrongful life case for failure to properly read pre-natal sonogram resulting in need for later cardiac surgery.

March 12, 2021

$300,000

Settlement for wrongful death of young housewife for failure to diagnose and treat TTP.

March 12, 2021

$300,000

Settlement for failure to properly communicate pathology results resulting in late diagnosis of cervical cancer.

March 12, 2021

$300,000

Partial settlement for failure to diagnose and treat promptly infection after general surgery resulting in extended hospitalizations and permanent physical scars.

March 12, 2021

$285,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose pneumonia in a terminal cancer patient.

March 12, 2021

$250,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose signs of impending sudden cardiac death in young man.

March 12, 2021

$250,000

Settlement with VA for failure to timely diagnose and treat liposarcoma resulting in death.

March 12, 2021

$250,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose a leg tumor resulting in need for radiation therapy.

March 12, 2021

$250,000

Settlement for wrongful death caused by the VA’s failure to timely diagnose and treat patient’s liposarcoma.

March 12, 2021

$250,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose and treat myocardial infarction resulting in wrongful death of young, unmarried woman.

March 12, 2021

$235,000

Settlement for failure to properly operate on patient resulting in corrective surgery to restore bowel function.

March 16, 2021

$200,000

Settlement for negligent performance of vaginal surgery urinary incontinence.

March 16, 2021

$200,000

For wrongful death of 5-month-old due to pediatrician’s failure to timely diagnose and treat intussusception.

March 12, 2021

$150,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose and treat bowel perforation after outpatient pain procedure.

March 12, 2021

$150,000

Settlement for failure to properly diagnose and treat myocardial infarction in housewife resulting in death.

March 12, 2021

$140,000

Settlement: Failure to diagnose skin cancer.

March 12, 2021

$120,000

Settlement for failure to diagnose and treat bowel perforation post-gallbladder surgery.

March 16, 2021

In over 25 years of practice on the defense side of malpractice cases, Jeff Mitchell is the attorney I fear most. He takes very good cases. Jeff has the medicine and the applicable literature down cold. He is without a doubt the best cross-examiner I have ever seen. I have paid his clients a lot of money over the years.

John M.Fellow Attorney

Nathaniel never gave up, even when the other party was playing foul. He represented me when three other lawyers told me my case was a losing battle, and we won. He is kind, yet will make the other party soil their pants in fear for messing with you, and get this - his rate is decent and fair for the work he does. Nathaniel works with integrity and professionalism, which is why I think he is one of the last good lawyers in San Francisco.

Marna P.Former Client