Medical Malpractice


Medical professionals have a responsibility to ensure their patients receive the best possible care and treatment. They’re bound to a high level of professional competency, because even a small mistake can be deadly. Most healthcare providers meet this standard. However, there are exceptions. Medical malpractice is a particularly complex and challenging area of law, and it’s critical victims and their families hire a malpractice law firm to stand up to aggressive and powerful medical companies. Our misdiagnosis and medical injury lawyers will help you pursue justice.

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$28.5 Million

Settlement for Missed Pediatric Brain Tumor

Yarborough Applegate secured a $28.5 million settlement for a young man whose life was forever changed when a radiologist failed to identify a malignant tumor on a brain MRI. This settlement includes critical corporate changes by the corporate defendants to help eliminate this type of error in the future.

$4 Million

Medical Malpractice

A college student tragically died after going into respiratory and cardiac arrest during a routine wisdom tooth extraction.

$2.2 Million

Settlement in Suit Over Baby's Botched Delivery

Yarborough Applegate negotiated a $2.2 million settlement for a young woman whose baby was born with brain damage and later died. The doctor at the center of the case lied during her deposition, claiming she waited to deliver the baby by C-section because the 19-year-old mother withdrew her consent to have the operation.

$1 Million

Settlement for Failure to Diagnose Pulmonary Embolism

This hard fought recovery was achieved for the widow of a 50-year-old man who died hours after having elective knee surgery. Before, during, and after the surgery, there were abnormal vital signs that should have alerted the doctors and nurses that the patient was experiencing a pulmonary embolism, but they dismissed them as anxiety.

$1 Million

Settlement for Medical Malpractice: Failure to Diagnose Cancer

A 28-year-old female patient went to her Primary Care Physician (PCP) because she was concerned about an unusual mole on her left calf. Despite the concerns of a pathologist following a biopsy, the PCP failed to counsel the patient regarding any abnormalities, perform a re-excision, or refer her to a specialist for further treatment. One year later, the mole had progressed into a Stage III malignant melanoma, giving her a 50% (or 5-year) survival rate.

$1 Million

Settlement for Medical Malpractice - Failure to Diagnose Cancer

This recovery was obtained for the children and widow of a 64-year-old man whose doctor failed to tell him that his chest CT Radiology report revealed a late Stage 1 cancerous tumor.

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There are not words to express how phenomenal this law firm is. We had a long, complicated case and the attorneys of Yarborough Applegate won a life changing settlement for our family. They were extremely accessible to us any time we had questions and kept us informed every step of the way. On top of their knowledge and expertise, we felt they were truly personally invested in our family. In fact, they have continued to stay in touch with us after settling the case. Highly recommend! Shelly P.
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