A recent medical malpractice lawsuit in New York settled for $9 million. This New York malpractice lawsuit was initiated after a 27-year old’s spinal cord injury was left undiagnosed. As a result of this failure to diagnose, the patient was left a quadriplegic.
Ebony Curry went to Kings County Emergency Room after falling down the stairs in her home. She was sent home without appropriate treatment. A radiologist, looking at imaging taking while she was in the hopsital, noticed a significant spinal cord injury, but failed to notify the patient of this injury.
As a result, Ms. Curry’s injury was allowed to grow worse. Generally, the longer a spinal cord injury is left untreated, the more damage is done to the spinal cord, and the more likely it is that the injury will be permanent. In Ms. Curry’s case, the medical team responsible for her health care did not intervene when she sought their help. As a result, she was left paralyzed.
Do you have a New York Malpractice Lawsuit?
New York malpractice lawsuits can be complicated to bring, particularly if you have a serious and debilitating injury such as quadriplegia. If you feel you have suffered medical malpractice, contact a qualified attorney immediately.
In addition to physical challenges, spinal cord injury victims may also face significant financial loss and emotional suffering. Financial loss may be associated with expensive medical care, long-term treatment costs, 24-hour care in cases of paralysis and other disabilities, costly equipment to help with physical challenges, such as wheelchairs and/or prosthetics, loss of income due to an inability to pursue a normal course of employment, or loss of economic support for family members.