$1.42 Million Settlement for Delay at Hospital Resulting in Brain Damage
- Date: Spring 1992
- Attorney: John Blume
- Settlement: $1.42 Million
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose & Treat, Brain Bleed, Brain Injury
Blume Donnelly won a jury verdict totaling $1.42 million in a medical malpractice action on behalf of a 40-year-old man whose serious injury was not treated in a timely manner by a hospital staff physician.
Attorney John Blume argued that although the admitting nurse recognized a neurological problem resulting from a blow to the patient’s head, more than one hour elapsed before the physician attended the patient. A neurosurgeon was thus unable to completely perform a necessary procedure, resulting in permanent brain damage.