Hospital Worker Causes $116 Million Malpractice Verdict ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Hospital Worker Causes $116 Million Malpractice Verdict

A jury has awarded $116 million in medical malpractice suit to a man who was left a paraplegic after being misdiagnosed by an unlicensed hospital worker. Allan Navarro was admitted to University Community Hospital Carrollwood campus in 2000 (09AUG00) after suffering nausea, double vision, headaches and unsteadiness. After being examined by what turned out to be an unlicensed hospital worker, he was diagnosed as having sinusitis and sent home. Navarro continued to suffer from brain swelling before being admitted to the emergency room 20 hours later to be treated for a stroke. The ruling may be the largest medical malpractice verdict in Florida's history.

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