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Failure to monitor liver function of an18 year old patient

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.

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