In a case of Hawaii medical negligence, a lawsuit settled for $7.2 million after a 30 year old man lost his fingers and toes.
Mr. Aaron Persin was a homeless man who came under the care of the state of Hawaii. He started to develop flu like symptoms. According to records, he had a fever of 103ºF and a headache, rapid heart beat, and a stomachache. Nurses gave him Tylenol and two liters of water.
Mr. Persin returned complaining of more symptoms and pointed out an open wound on his forearm. They prescribed a broad spectrum antibiotic, but shortly after Mr. Persin lab results showed kidney failure and sepsis. The treatment for the kidney failure and sepsis caused circulation to be cut off from his fingers and feet, which required amputation.
Mr. Persin filed a Hawaii medical negligence lawsuit saying timely treatment of his flu like symptoms could have prevented further infection and his amputation.
Doctors, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, medical technicians, and other healthcare professionals all provide enormously important services to their patients, keeping them healthy in body and mind. Although the majority of these specialists conduct themselves professionally and competently, the negligence of one doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider can have traumatic and lifelong consequences for patients who receive improper care.
If you feel you have been the victim of medical negligence, contact a lawyer who can review your case to determine whether you have legal remedies.