Failure to Diagnose Syncopal Episode
During an exam at the defendant orthopedic office for a minor arm injury, our client became pale and lightheaded on the examining table and then passed out for about 30 seconds. The doctor did not address the syncopal episode with our client and did not check our client’s blood pressure or pulse rate. While leaving the examining room, our client lost consciousness for a second time, falling forward with his hands down by his side and slamming his face into the floor. He remained unconscious and was bleeding from the nose. He was transported to a local hospital emergency department and was diagnosed with significant bifrontal cerebral contusions and undisplaced fracture of the anterior nasal bone and admitted to ICU.
The case settled before suit was filed for a confidential amount.
Counsel: Mark A. Abramson, Esquire Kevin F. Dugan, Esquire