In August, a jury in Jefferson County, Missouri awarded a plaintiff with $1.75 million in a medical malpractice case. Angela Thornton of Lincoln County filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Shabir Dharamsey. The lawsuit alleges that an internal cardiac defibrillator was installed in Thornton when it was not needed. In February of 2010, Dharamsey saw Thornton for chest pain. He then determined her heart to be weak, and an echo cardiogram was performed that month and again in September 2010. According to medical records, the echo cardiograms showed that Thornton’s heart was healthy, but Dharamsey proceeded with his original diagnosis, and she was implanted with a cardiac defibrillator. The jury awarded Thornton with the $1.75 million verdict after determining she did not have heart disease at the time of the procedure to install the defibrillator.
Millions of Americans sustain injuries and death due to medical malpractice each year. The negligence and recklessness of a medical provider can contribute to medical malpractice, and those responsible for inflicting injuries and death upon patients should be held accountable. There is a variety of medical malpractice claims including birth injuries, pharmaceutical malpractice, and misdiagnosis. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, it is important to consult an experienced St. Louis medical malpractice attorney.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have over a century of combined legal experience. Our attorneys have fought to recover over $350 million in compensation for our clients and will work diligently to recover the maximum compensation for your case. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.