The acute onset of stomach pains sent our client, a 60-year-old woman, to a rural Pennsylvania hospital. With symptoms indicating Appendicitis, a CT scan was ordered, however, no further confirmation was made by a surgeon. As a result, our client received only pain management and was sent home. She returned to the ER shortly thereafter and by this time her Appendix burst as a result of the failure to diagnose appendicitis requiring bowel reconstruction surgery. The case was filed and settled on the verge of trial for $220,000.
Our client was a 41 year-old-man with a history of diverticulitis. He complained of stomach pains and was treated off and on at hospitals with pain management. Eventually, he has to be taken to the ER by ambulance. Staff at a Pittsburgh area hospital emergency room ordered and then inexplicably cancelled a CT scan. His stomach perforated and he died as a result. We filed the case in the Pittsburgh area and settled on the verge of trial for nearly ½ million dollars.
Suffering with lung problems and a history of smoking, our 75-year-old client was sent for diagnostic testing. Despite X-rays and CT scans that were interpreted by three separate doctors at a rural Pittsburgh hospital, our client’s cancerous lung tumor was missed for 8 months. When his lung cancer was finally caught, it was too late and he passed away. The case was filed against the Hospital and three radiologists and was settled on the verge of trial for $250K.