Earlier this week, a jury in Utah awarded a man the largest personal injury verdict in the state’s history. The plaintiff was a former CEO who received $11.2 million for the injuries he suffered at the hand of a negligent doctor. The verdict was unanimous and was an excess of almost $3 million over the plaintiff’s initial request.
When the plaintiff went into the hospital for a biopsy, he was wrongly diagnosed with having a severely cancerous brain tumor. The doctor who made the diagnosis was a University of Utah neurosurgeon. In light of the supposed cancer, the plaintiff underwent surgery to have an open re-section of his brain. During the surgery, a massive stroke occurred when the doctor removed brain tissue and an artery. The stroke caused the plaintiff to sustain acute disabilities, including right-side paralysis and inability to speak.
According to the reports, no cancer was found and the University of Utah refused to mediate the case or make a settlement offer.
Medical Malpractice Victims Deserve an Advocate
At The Law Offices of Dr. Michael M. Wilson, M.D., J.D. & Associates, we have devoted our practice solely to defending victims of medical malpractice. It is a serious problem throughout the United States and many go without compensation simply because they are struggling to file a claim in the midst of recovering.
If you were recently injured because of a physician’s negligence, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our firm. We have more than 30 years of experience and are deeply committed to our clients. Call us today to find out more!
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.