Medical Malpractice Verdicts & Settlements | Boca Raton Law Firm
$1,027,000 Verdict – Medical Malpractice for Failure to Diagnose
A Florida teenager was rushed to the hospital for groin pain and was misdiagnosed by the emergency room physician as having a testicular infection. The doctor misdiagnosed the true injury, which was a testicular torsion, and he only had hours to appropriately diagnose and treat the torsion. Due to the misdiagnosis, the boy was sent home and ultimately lost one testicle. The jury awarded the plaintiff $900,000 in pain and suffering. The balance of the verdict was for medical expenses and court costs.