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$2.1 Million Awarded in Medical Malpractice Case

Published April 30, 2009 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports a jury has awarded $2.1 million to a man for injuries he suffered nine years ago during treatment following a devastating motorcycle accident.

The man and his wife were injured when a car pulled out in front them, throwing them both from the motorcycle they were riding. The wife spent 10 days in the hospital before being released and the husband spent 13 months in rehabilitation at Froedtert Hospital.

While in rehab, the man had an emergency involving his tracheotomy tube and Dr. Lorraine C. Novich-Welter was called in. The lawsuit alleged the doctor waited too long to call an emergency team for assistance, leaving the patient with life long disabilities.

The jury ruled that the doctor was negligent in the medical care she provided. The hospital and other medical personnel were not found negligent.

Before the accident, the patient had been a restaurant owner for 20 years and both he and his wife had been competitive runners. He is now confined to a wheelchair.

At Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, we have many years experience in medical malpractice lawsuits. If you feel that you or a loved one has suffered due to medical malpractice, call our 24-hour answering service at (607) 235-2754 or contact us via our online contact form. All calls and inquiries are responded to the same day, usually within one hour. There is no case-review cost.

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