Jury Awards Man $7.4 Million in Failure to Diagnose Stroke Case

Jury Awards Man $7.4 Million in Failure to Diagnose Stroke Case

Legal news reports that a stroke victim has just won a $7.4 Million jury verdict award following a medical malpractice trial. According to transcripts, the man sought medical attention in 2010.

He complained of dizziness, numbness and confusion leading up to the doctor visit, however, despite having a blood pressure of 200/80, his physician prescribed a combination of drugs and sent him home. He was told to return in four weeks. Less than two days later the man suffered a massive ischemic stroke. He is now confined to a wheel chair, suffered serious brain damage and restricted arm function. At trial, evidence was presented that the physician failed to provide the appropriate standard of medical care when he allowed his client to leave the office without performing further diagnostic testing. The combination of the man's exceedingly high blood pressure, as well as his other risk factors should have alerted the doctor that a stroke was imminent, and the man should have been hospitalized.

The failure to act in accordance with the appropriate standard of care was negligent, and as a result of the negligence, the man suffered serious, irreversible harm, the lawsuit asserted.

The jury agreed and awarded the man damages including future loss of earnings and future medical expenses.

For more information or if you believe that you suffered harm as the result of a doctors failure to diagnose a medical condition, please contact the experienced San Diego medical malpractice lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.


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