Woman Suffers Stroke,Sues Doctor for Malpractice.

A county jury awarded a nearly $4 million verdict against a doctor whose patient suffered a number of strokes while in the hospital that has left her with severe memory loss and partial blindness.Jurors deliberated for over two days after listening to the evidence in a medical malpractice lawsuit brought by the victim against the doctor and the hospital claiming they were negligent in treating her.The jury subsequently found the conduct of the physician fell substantially below the standard of medical care required by law in his treatment of her. Both the patient and her husband sued the doctor and hospital and were vindicated by the court.As an experienced attorney I have reviewed many cases of medical malpractice and hospital negligence and have completed same with favorable results.

This verdict brings a measure of closure for the plaintiff claims their attorney.In the judgment against the doctor and hospital the jury awarded $3.1 million to the victim and $900,000 to her husband.Jurors decided that the doctor who was the victim’s physician when she was admitted to the hospital after having suffered multiple strokes was responsible for increasing her risk of harm after she suffered another massive stroke after she was discharged from the hospital three months later.The suit claimed the physician failed to recognize the importance of a report sent to him from a neurologist. The doctor should have been aware of the risk of continued and further strokes according to court papers.The victim now has severe, permanent and disabling injuries including damage to her optic nerve that caused partial blindness.As a result of her injuries she could no longer perform her job as a manager of a supermarket and will remain unemployed.Of the $4 million verdict jurors awarded $500,000 to the victim for the loss of future work earnings.If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice and hospital negligence contact me today or visit my offices in either Rockville or Baltimore.