Broward County attending physician held liable for $2,422,500.00 despite carrying malpractice insurance.
Another recent wrongful death lawsuit against an insured attending physician in Broward county demonstrates just how important personal counsel can be when the damages of a case threaten to exceed the limits of a physician’s malpractice insurance policy. In 2014, an attending physician, Dr. A.M., was sued for medical malpractice and the wrongful death of his hospital patient. A family medicine doctor, neurologist and cardiologist were also named as defendants. The case concerned a patient who presented with symptoms of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. The Plaintiff alleged that while this condition can be deadly, it is almost always survivable if a patient is properly monitored in an ICU setting.
3 Defense Strategies Against Claims Involving Delayed Diagnosis
Medicine is far from an exact science, and there are countless ways healthcare providers can make mistakes when working with patients. At the end of the day, though, every single error falls under one of just two categories: diagnosis mistakes or treatment mistakes. Even if you are a caring, compassionate, and meticulous healthcare provider, you can expect to face a malpractice lawsuit at some point in your career. According to the Insurance Journal, nearly every doctor is named in at least one claim while practicing medicine, and according to LIVESCIENCE, most of these suits involve a diagnosis error. If you are being sued for the delayed diagnosis of a serious illness or condition, it is essential that you start building your defense immediately. The medical malpractice defense attorneys at Lubell Rosen have the legal strategies, experience, and resources to represent your interests. Call (954) 880-9500 to schedule a consultation.