$8.4 Million Settlement for Woman who Suffered Brain Damage due to Delay in Diagnosing Ruptured Splenic Artery
Marc Brecher settled a medical malpractice case brought on behalf of a woman who suffered irreversible brain damage due to a delay in diagnosing a ruptured splenic artery for $8,400,000. The plaintiff – a 49-year-old woman – was riding a bicycle down a steep hill. She fell off her bike. She was taken to a local hospital and admitted for observation. During the overnight hours, she exhibited signs and symptoms of internal bleeding. Yet, no diagnostic test was performed to find out what was causing her to lose blood. The next morning she suffered a cardiac arrest from severe blood loss due to a ruptured splenic artery, which was injured when she fell off her bicycle. As a result of her cardiac arrest, she was rendered a spastic quadriplegic.