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$1 Million Awarded In Asthma Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Published May 11, 2010 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

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.

Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, has 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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