Paul Doe arrived at an emergency room facility with severe back pain. He was diagnosed by the physician with musculoskeletal strain/sprain and was subsequently discharged.
Although the treating nurse recognized that Mr. Doe’s condition was more serious than diagnosed by the doctor, he did not object and allowed the discharge to proceed. Mr. Doe returned two hours later unable to feel anything below his chest. Six hours passed before Paul was seen by a neurosurgeon, who determined that his neurologic function could not be salvaged.
Mr. Doe was rendered a paraplegic. He is confined to a wheelchair and has lost sexual, bladder and bowel function.
The case settled for $4.95 million.
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