After years of fighting for justice, a paraplegic man and his wife were finally compensated for the tragic injuries sustained at the hands of careless physicians. A judge awarded the couple $4 million in damages for the man’s paralysis from medical malpractice by doctors at Dunlap Urgent Care in Goshen, Indiana.
The judge determined doctors violated the standard of care by not referring the plaintiff to a specialist or sending him to the ER after complaining of pains in his legs. The victim visited Dunlap hospital on two separate occasions, each time complaining of worsening symptoms, but was merely given pain medication and told he could resume normal activities.
By the time the victim finally got the required help, it was too late. The plaintiff was diagnosed with cauda equina syndrome, a rare condition caused by the compression of nerves in the lumbar spine and a narrowing of the spinal canal. Doctors stated he victim was lucky to survive the ordeal.
The Washington, DC spine injury lawyers of The Cochran Firm, D.C. understand the hardships plaintiffs like the one in this case often go through. While our firm did not represent any of the parties involved in this particular case, our experienced DC paralysis lawyers regularly represent the legal interests of victims irrevocably harmed by the careless actions of others.
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