Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center operates as a full-service teaching hospital in Michigan. It offers emergency medicine, general medicine and outpatient surgery, diagnostic imaging, labor and delivery/neonatal intensive care, pediatrics, and intensive care and coronary unit services. The company also provides heart, vascular, orthopedics/neurology, women’s health, and cancer care services. In addition, it offers angiography, cardiology, colorectal surgery, computed tomography (CT) scans, diabetes management, general surgery, interventional radiology, laboratory, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography/CT, pharmacy, radiology, thoracic surgery,...
18101 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, MI 48124
Geoffrey Fieger Announces $21 Million Verdict against Oakwood Hospital in Wrong Patient Death
May 6 15
Geoffrey Fieger, announced in the courtroom of Sheila Ann Gibson of the Wayne County Circuit Court, a Wayne County jury awarded a $21 million verdict against Oakwood Hospital as a result of doing a brain operation on the wrong patient and killing her. Bimla Nayyar, age 81, of Belleville, was hospitalized at Oakwood Hospital in January of 2012 for problems relating to a dislocation of her temporomandibular joint (TMJ). For reasons that are beyond comprehension, Oakwood Hospital claimed that it mistakenly thought that Mrs. Nayyar was bleeding in her brain and needed an immediate brain operation. She was taken to the operating room where five holes were drilled into her head and the right side of her skull was sawed out. At that time, they realized that there was nothing wrong with her, but did not inform the family that they had operated on the wrong patient. Mrs. Nayyar lingered on life support for another sixty days until she mercifully died. She suffered horribly.