$2.75 Million - Eric Q
Failure to Diagnose
Eric Q. was an innocent bystander who was shot in the leg while he was walking on the sidewalk. He was treated at a NYC hospital initially and for follow-up. During subsequent visits, the ER staff at the hospital failed to diagnose compartment syndrome, a condition that causes intense swelling and pain due to fluid buildup. If not properly treated, the surrounding muscles and tissue will die. This occurred and Eric ultimately lost his lower leg.