Medical Malpractice – Emergency Room Negligence

This case involved an emergency room doctor’s failure to diagnose a condition known as testicular torsion in a teenage boy.  The hospital and ER doctor denied any wrongdoing requiring our firm to pursue litigation on behalf of the young man.  Each side retained multiple expert witnesses.  Our experts testified that the ER doctor failed to recognize the signs and symptoms associated with this condition resulting in medical care that fell below the acceptable standard of care.  Our causation experts testified that had this condition been properly diagnosed in the ER, the condition would’ve likely been reversible and the young man would’ve recovered without any complications. However, as a result of this failure to properly diagnose his condition, our client lost the affected testicle. The defendant denied any fault throughout the litigation. The case was settled during trial for a confidential amount.