Just before her case was about to go to trial, a Connecticut woman accepted a $2 million settlement from a doctor for failing to diagnose a severe headache as the possible symptom of an eventual aneurysm.
In this issue, we’ll talk about what happened.
The Case at a Glance
In her lawsuit, the woman says that she went to see the doctor about a severe headache. The doctor failed to perform any type of physical and neurological examination on the woman.
Failure to even perform the exam meant that the doctor completely missed out on any opportunity to recognize that she may have been experiencing a problem with her nerves and blood vessels.
The woman eventually experienced a ruptured intracranial aneurysm – a potentially life-threatening form of stroke.
Today, the woman needs assistance in just about all areas related to daily life.
Another Case Illustrating Possible Misdiagnosis Crisis
In our most recent issue, we talked about the potential for an ongoing misdiagnosis crisis in the U.S. In that report, we shared results of a study that found about 12 million U.S. adults are misdiagnosed each year as they seek medical care.
Make The Smart Move: Partner With a Lawyer
The woman in this case made the smart move in having a skilled lawyer representing her. The negotiating process for a settlement can be tricky business.
While in this case, the doctor waited until just before the trial was about to begin to offer the settlement, such agreements can be made at any time in the process before a jury reaches its verdict.
While you ultimately hold all the cards in deciding whether or not to accept a settlement, your lawyer will go through any every aspect of the settlement details to make sure your best interests are served.
Let The Fitzgerald Law Firm Fight For You
If you’ve experienced medical malpractice or feel that you have, get in touch with the skilled team at The Fitzgerald Law Firm. Collectively, we’ve secured well over $1 billion on behalf of our clients.
Call us for a free consultation at 800-323-9900.