TITLE

Hospital fails to discover woman's brain tumor: $11.2 million settlement

AUTHOR(S)
Gatto, Jon T.; Delaney, Blake J.
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Healthcare Risk Management;Jan2009 Monthly Supplement, Vol. 31, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the medical malpractice lawsuit filed by a 20 year old stay home mother against the first two hospitals and three emergency department (ED) physicians in the U.S. She claims that the doctors did not perform computed tomography (CT) scan for she was a Medicaid recipient and does not have a private insurance. The woman has been entitled of $11.2 million as a settlement for the brain tumor misdiagnosis has caused the woman of multiple permanent disabilities.
ACCESSION #
36288221

 

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