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$6.2 Million Awarded in Florida Medical Malpractice Suit

Published August 17, 2010 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

Shands at the University of Florida was ordered to pay $6.2 million to the family of a professor who died during a CT scan of his lungs in 2002. The 41-year-old man underwent gastric bypass weight loss surgery when he developed breathing difficulties 5 days later. He died during the CT process.

The CT lung scan was ordered to assess the patient’s breathing issues. Even though the man said “I feel like I am dying” and that if he was laid flat he did not believe he could breathe the nurse did not check his oxygen saturation levels.

The man is survived by his wife and 10-year-old son.

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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