$3,000,000 Settlement – Medical Malpractice
A 39-year-old female, who had a history of uncontrolled diabetes, presented to defendant E/R with fever and renal pain. A CT scan revealed a 5
mm obstructing kidney stone. Those findings along with bloodwork indicated a severe infection that warranted an emergent surgical decompression. Instead, the defendant staff discharged her with instructions to follow up with her primary care provider. Her condition deteriorated and she returned the next day. The defendants failed to respond timely - performing surgery 15 hours later, but by that time, any intervention was too late. The plaintiff suffered sepsis, septic shock, and death. She was survived by parents and three sisters.