A jury returned a $4.2 million verdict against a physician whose patient suffered a number of strokes that left her with severe memory loss and partial blindness.Jurors deliberated for over two days after listening to evidence presented in a medical malpractice lawsuit brought by the victim against her personal family physician and a doctor at the hospital claiming they were negligent in treating her.The jury found the conduct of her family physician fell below the standard of medical care in his treatment of the plaintiff. She and her husband sued both doctors in county court. Jurors found the hospital’s doctor was not negligent and no monetary damages were levied against him.
Hopefully this brings some closure for the plaintiffs said their attorney.In the judgment against the doctor the jury awarded $3.7 million to the victim and $500,000 to the victim’s husband.Jurors determined that the doctor, who was the plaintiff’s physician when she was admitted to the hospital after having suffered multiple strokes, was responsible for increasing the risk of harm to her after she had another massive stroke when she was discharged from the hospital three months later.The suit claimed the doctor failed to recognize the importance of a report from a neurologist sent to him after the plaintiff was discharged from the hospital and should have been aware of the risk of continued and further strokes. The plaintiff 54, now has severe, permanent and disabling injuries as well as damage to her optic nerve that has caused partial blindness.Due to her injuries she had to leave her job as a manager at a supermarket chain and will stay unemployed.
Of the $4.2 million verdict the jurors awarded $500 thousand to the plaintiff for the loss of future work earnings. The money will help them support themselves but can never bring back her loss of eyesight and brain function.
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