Attorney Brian Johnston Secures $2.7M Medical Malpractice Verdict

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.

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