Burst Appendix; $220k
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. Â 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.