Recently, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania was ordered to pay a $44.1 million verdict after they failed to recognize a patient’s adverse reactions to an anticoagulant medicine, which caused her to suffer from a brain hemorrhage. The verdict decision, which stated that the doctor was 35% liable while the hospital was 65% liable, was made on Wednesday, April 27. As of now, sources state this is the highest verdict reported by The Legal in Pennsylvania in 2016.
Sources state that the jury discussed the case for about 7 hours over a two-day period, although the case lasted 13 days. The jury determined that the hospital allegedly failed to recognize the changes in the patient’s blood after she was prescribed the anticoagulant medication. Her attorney stated that the changes in the patient’s blood would have provided an obvious warning that the patient was at high risk for a brain hemorrhage.
Before the patient’s procedure, medical professionals found a benign tumor in the patient’s brain. Following the procedure to remove the tumor, doctors monitored the patient’s blood to determine whether the blood was becoming too thin. Six days after her procedure, test results determined that the coagulation was moving from the normal side of the spectrum to the higher side. At this point, medical professionals stopped performing tests and the patient suffered from a massive brain bleed, according to the patient’s lawyer.
Due to the negligence of the doctor and the hospital, the patient is faced with a lifelong, catastrophic brain injury, which has left the patient unable to feed herself, walk, or use the toilet. According to the patient’s attorney, the brain hemorrhage left the patient’s right leg and left side paralyzed, as well.
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Dr. Michael M. Wilson is an attorney and a physician who earned his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his legal and medical degrees from Georgetown University. He has focused in the area of medical malpractice for more than three decades and secured more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients throughout the country. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is listed in America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.