$1.2M verdict in Medical Malpractice – Failure to Diagnose case

Portland, United States District, Maine. Plaintiff went to the emergency room with severe neck pain and was diagnosed with onset diabetes, urinary tract infection and bacterium. She was admitted to the hospital where she was seen by defendant orthopedic surgeon for her neck pain and other symptoms and he took x-rays but did not do an MRI. He misdiagnosed her as having arthritis in her neck. Due to defendant doctor’s failure to diagnose infection and multiple abscess on her neck and back in this medical malpractice case, he missed his chance to cure her which resulted in her becoming quadriplegic and incurring severe pain and suffering, despite three major surgeries.