Pennsylvania Sinus Infection Misdiagnosis
A jury recently awarded $3 million to a couple living in Bethel Park, PA, in a medical malpractice suit.
The suit was filed after a delayed diagnosis of a sinus infection that reportedly led to brain damage.
Doctors and Physician’s Assistant Found Guilty
Dr. Lesley DiGiovanni, Dr. John Montini and physician’s assistant, Kellie Egidi, were charged for being negligent in the diagnosis of Lynn Flaherty.
Flaherty reportedly sought treatment in 2001 suffering from severe headaches.
Egidi treated her before she was assigned to Montini and DiGiovanni.
After Egidi prescribed Flaherty pain medication, the infection worsened and spread to her brain causing severe abscess, which later reportedly required surgery.
The jury awarded Lynn Flaherty and her husband, James Flaherty, $3 million due to the misdiagnosis.
“It’s a big number, but it’s what they deserve,” explains Stephen Del Sole, the attorney for the couple. “She has a permanent brain injury for the rest of her life.”
According to reports, Flaherty can no longer work as a real estate agent and has had several neurological complications as a result of the wrongful diagnosis.
Del Sole claims that she has had emotional and behavior disorders and has problems with complex reasoning.
(Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
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