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New Hampshire Hospital to Pay $1.25 Million in Medical Malpractice Suit

Published August 26, 2010 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

A Nashua, New Hampshire couple will receive $1.25 million in a settlement with Tufts Medical Center in a medical malpractice suit filed after the man’s 2003 kidney transplant went wrong. The patient received a perfect-match donor kidney from his brother, but the kidney failed after only a week.

The couple claimed negligence by the staff when they failed to recognize the tell-tale sign of decreased urine output that the kidney was failing. The attending physician was not called in and a renal ultrasound was not ordered until the next morning. The lawsuit claimed understaffing, rookie doctors-in-training and chain-of-command breakdowns

The hospital claimed that the patient suffered a known complication with kidney transplants and that earlier intervention would not have saved the kidney.

The man has since had another kidney transplant, which failed after 3 years, and is on the transplant list again.

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