$1 Million Awarded in Medical Malpractice Case ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Friday, January 21, 2011

$1 Million Awarded in Medical Malpractice Case

A 61-year-old woman was awarded $1 million after a settlement in her medical malpractice suit. Her attorney James Spiros said his client visited her primary care physician in April 2008 for pneumonia-like symptoms, but was not informed that a mass appeared on her chest X-ray. Twenty-two months later, she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.

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  1. Most patients don't know when they become victims of malpractice. New studies tell us that the estimates of 200,000 preventable hospital deaths per year that we have seen since 1999 were bogus. The actual numbers are ten times that many at 2 million. That's one in every fifty hospital admissions. Therefore, hospitals are killing more people than heart attacks. What we need is aggressive public education through seminars and webinars for people who have questions about their hospital experience. http:nursetom.com

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