$975k for undiagnosed brain abscess

John Henry Fisher

Case Conclusion Date:April 2, 2013

Practice Area:Medical Malpractice

Outcome:Settlement for $975,000

Description:Recovery of $975,000 for 58 year old truck driver in medical malpractice lawsuit arising from the failure to diagnose a brain abscess. The truck driver suffered recurring severe left sided headaches over the course of one month treating with a physician's assistant. Imaging studies of the brain were not ordered by the physician's assistant to determine the cause of the severe headaches. As a result of the one-month delay in diagnosing the brain abscess, the abscess ruptured and the plaintiff sustained significant brain damage.