Failure to monitor liver function of an18 year old patient

Anthony Henry Gair

Practice Area:Medical Malpractice

Outcome:$8,000,000 settlement

Description:An 18-year old boy in a New York medical malpractice lawsuit where a physician prescribed the medication Depakote without monitoring the boy’s liver functions despite the known effects of Depakote on the liver. As a result of the failure to monitor the liver functions, the plaintiff sustained complete liver failure requiring a liver transplant and a hepatic encephalopathy resulting in brain damage.