Missouri Man Wins Medical Malpractice Suit
A man from Seneca, Missouri was recently awarded $550,000 for damages that were a result of medical negligence on the part of Freeman Health System and two of its doctors.
Fall Resulted in a Rib Fracture and Internal Bleeding
John R. Brooks, 54, suffered a slip-and-fall injury while performing his job as a sanitizer at Milnot Co.’s condensed-milk product plant. When Brooks fell he sustained a rib fracture that led to internal bleeding in his chest cavity. It turns out that the bleeding would go unnoticed by doctors and last for another several days.
Doctor’s Failed to Diagnose Injuries
After the fall Brooks was taken to the emergency room at Freeman OccuMed. Brook’s attorney, Roger Johnson, pointed out that during this hospital visit:
Second Visit to Hospital led to Misdiagnosis
Brooks returned to work but after a couple of days of continued internal bleeding he began to experience severe breathing difficulty. Brooks made a second visit to the hospital, this time at Freeman Neosho Hospital. Johnson pointed out that during this second visit:
Negligence led to Permanent Injuries
The plaintiff’s lawsuit claims that the negligence of the doctors who treated Brooks was the reason for their failure to properly and effectively investigate the cause of pain in his chest and as a consequence:
Jury Sides With Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Claims
The jury concluded at the end of a four-day trial that John R. Brooks should receive:
(Source: The Joplin Globe)
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