$500,000.00 – Failure to Inform
This case involved a physician’s failure to inform his patient of a life threatening tumor that was detected after an MRI was taken. The physician should have followed up with his patient after the MRI was taken but failed to inform the patient of this tumor for nearly a year. Sadly, this delay in treatment ultimately led to the patient’s death. This case settled during pre-suit, without the necessity of filing a lawsuit, for the entire amount of the medical malpractice policies carried by both the health care facility and negligent physician.