Perko is an attorney in the Columbus, Ohio office of Reminger Co, LPA, where she specializes in medical malpractice defense litigation and transactional matters.
Patient undergoing BPH procedure sues for negligence and malpractice
"The patient’s counsel alleged that the urologist had failed to properly inform the patient of the risks and complications associated with the treatment," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.
Patient alleged doctor removed wrong testicle during surgery
Expert states less-invasive options should have been considered.
Man sues after delayed diagnosis of prostate cancer
Insurance company contributed to settlement without insured’s consent.
Lawsuit alleges urethral injury following ED visit
Plaintiff claims defendant negligently failed to order urology consult.
TURP allegedly results in brain damage, death
Lawsuit was resolved at mediation for $3,500,000.
Urologist and internist sued after patient’s death from slow bleed
Widow claims between $85,000 and $200,000 in damages.
Perforated bladder results in sepsis and subsequent lawsuit
Plaintiff alleges injury occurred during insertion of Foley catheter.
Allegation of failure to timely diagnose cancer leads to defense verdict
"When there are multiple defendants at trial, defendants typically present a unified defense," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.
Urology malpractice consult: Alleged failure to diagnose, treat abscesses leads to settlement
The patient had presented to the ED with inflammation of the kidney and a 2-mm stone.
Was this patient with stones properly informed of bladder mass?
Jury apportions fault among the plaintiff as well as the defendants.
Urologist claims patient negligence in defense of malpractice lawsuit
The provider said the patient failed to timely return for follow-up.
Delayed referral to urologist led to death; jury awards $2.2 million
Prostate cancer symptoms were mistaken for other conditions.
Urology malpractice consult: lawsuit claims delayed consult led to paralysis
"The collaboration between the settling defendants and plaintiff mobilized the urologist, who ultimately participated in the overall settlement of the applicable malpractice cap," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.
Urology malpractice consult: Patient dies following lithotripsy procedure
Stone embedded in bladder wall, causing slow bleed
Urethra nicked during excision procedure
A urologist should have been consulted, an expert for the plaintiff said.
Man sues over outcomes from microwave device
"The urologist contended that, at all times, he was willing to undergo any training program that the manufacturer or distributor recommended and that he used the microwave device at all times exactly as instructed by the proctor and by the literature given to him," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.
Lack of emergent VCUG leads to costly settlement
"Following an adverse liability verdict, this defendant urologist did not also want the jury deciding damages," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.
Is clinician at fault for vesicovaginal fistula?
"Most people do not wish for their actions to be judged in hindsight; rather, if we are going to be judged, we want to be judged based on what we knew at the time," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.
Lack of follow-up on x-ray leads to lawsuit
"In this case, a key component to the defense verdict was the fact that the defendants were able to provide convincing expert testimony regarding the outcome of the decedent’s situation if the diagnosis had been tendered earlier, as argued by the plaintiff," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.
Who’s to blame for man’s loss of kidney function?
"The defense claimed that the patient’s kidney function was intact at the time of the CT scan and that the patient failed to follow up with his urologist," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.
Did failure to do foreskin exam lead to legal action?
A pathologist and three urologists were accused of negligence in the lawsuit.
Failure to consult urologist at heart of case
"The expert concluded that… had a urologist been consulted, additional attempts at placing a Foley catheter using a guidewire would have been made in an effort to relieve the retention," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.
Undetected kidney tumor leads to lawsuit
"The plaintiff claimed the decedent’s cancer should have been diagnosed by the original urologist at least 3 years before the actual diagnosis, and claimed that timely diagnosis and treatment would have prevented the spread of the cancer," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.
Radiology report errors prove costly
A tumor in a stone patient results in a $4.5 million settlement.
Delayed abscess Dx results in paralysis
"The factual question presented to the jury was whether the ER doctor breached the standard of care and whether that breach proximately caused the plaintiff’s injury," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.
Wrong antibiotic leads to $250K lawsuit
"In an Ohio medical malpractice claim, the plaintiff must prove by a preponderance of the evidence the existence of a standard of care within the medical community, a breach of that standard of care by the defendants, and proximate cause between the medical negligence and the injury sustained," writes Acacia Brush Perko, Esq.
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