Verdicts & Settlements

Missed Diagnosis Results in $250,000 for Child Plaintiff

A minor-plaintiff, who suffered from chronic severe abdominal pain for a significant portion of her life, remained undiagnosed after 6 1/2 years of seeing many doctors and undergoing several diagnostic studies.

The plaintiff was finally accurately diagnosed with intestinal malrotation in November 1998, and through investigation, our medical experts opined that the intestinal malrotation was clearly discernable on radiological studies taken in May 1992 and March 1993. As a result, the plaintiff experienced a delay in diagnosis of approximately 6 ½ years, resulting in various permanent residual gastrointestinal injuries.

PR&A Medical Malpractice attorneys settled the case prior to trial, and Plaintiff was awarded $250,000.

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