Attorney Brian Johnston of Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci has recovered
a massive $2.7 million jury verdict on behalf of a client who suffered
an intra-abdominal catastrophe after a radiologist failed to diagnose
an internal hernia and bowel ischemia, requiring her to undergo 6 different
surgeries and resulting in permanent damage to her gastrointestinal tract.
After the plaintiff had originally had successful gastric bypass surgery
in 2011, she began to develop severe abdominal pain in August 2013, causing
her to make several emergency room visits without a definitive diagnosis.
During one of these hospital visits, the attending physician ordered a
CT scan of the plaintiff’s abdomen, which the defendant, the hospital’s
radiologist, erroneously interpreted as a mild bowel obstruction. After
two days of worsening symptoms and excruciating pain, a surgeon was finally
consulted, only by this time, the plaintiff’s condition had escalated
into an incarcerated, strangulated hernia. As a result of the defendant’s
failure to accurately diagnose the plaintiff’s condition, the plaintiff
is now left with permanent discontinuity in her GI tract and requires
a potentially life-threatening surgery to re-establish a connection from
her esophagus to her stomach.
Despite claims from the defense that the plaintiff’s condition was
entirely the fault of the hospital and not the defendant’s negligence,
Attorney Johnston was able to prove that the plaintiff’s terrible
medical care was all put in motion by the defendant’s incorrect
CT scan report.
Springfield & Joplin Medical Malpractice Lawyers
At Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci, our team of advocates has more than
140 years of combined experience protecting the rights of
medical malpractice victims. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a
misdiagnosis, botched surgery,
medication error, or wrong treatment, we can fight for justice on your behalf and pursue
full compensation for your suffering.
Call (417) 313-1130 or
schedule a confidential case evaluation today to get started.