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Jury Awards Half Million Dollar Settlement in Medical Malpractice Case

Updated February 26, 2019 | By Wilson Kehoe Winingham staff

Medical malpractice can take many different forms. However, a man in Vienna, VA recently won a particularly unusual medical malpractice lawsuit he filed against the surgical team who performed his colonoscopy.

Incident Details

In this case, the anesthesiologist and her team began mocking and insulting the patient as soon as he became unconscious. They also discussed ways to avoid the man after his procedure and entered a false diagnosis into his chart.

The level of unprofessionalism the team displayed would be unbelievable if the patient had not inadvertently recorded the exchange on his smartphone. The patient had pressed record before the procedure to ensure he would remember the instructions his doctor gave him.

Case Results

The jury awarded $200,000 to the patient for the medical malpractice as well as $200,000 in punitive damages and $100,000 for defamation.

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If you or a loved one have been a victim of medical malpractice, you are urged to contact the attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. An experienced Indianapolis medical malpractice lawyer at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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