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$1 Million Awarded In Asthma Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

The Clinton Herald reports a Clinton County (Iowa) jury has awarded $1 million to a teen-aged girl who alleged a doctor was negligent in treating her asthma in 2005.

According to the suit, the girl was taken to the emergency room in April of 2005 for treatment for a severe asthma attack.  The doctor was called, but did not arrive for 2 ½ hours and performed an emergency intubation on the girl.

The lawsuit claimed the intubation would not have been necessary had the doctor arrived at the hospital in a timely manner after being notified of  the girl’s “precarious condition.”  The intubation led to a tracheostomy, which has left permanent scarring and injury to the teen-ager’s trachea.

The New York Law Offices of Scott C. Gottlieb and Associates, LLP, have vast experience in medical malpractice lawsuits.   Experience counts.  If you feel that you or a loved one has suffered due to medical malpractice, call our 24-hour answering service at (800) 825-5529 or contact us via our online contact form.  Our offices are located in Binghamton, Elmira, Rochester, Watertown, and Syracuse. There is no charge for the consultation.


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