Date of Settlement: October 4, 2010
Court: Supreme Court, Ulster County
Age/Occupation: Plaintiff was 81 years of age and was a retired electrical engineer.
Case Facts: Plaintiff was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation by his primary care physician after suddenly passing out with no warning. The plaintiff did not receive any medication or treatment for atrial fibrillation from his primary care physician and he was not referred to a cardiologist for the management of his life-threatening heart abnormality. Eight months later, the plaintiff suffered a massive stroke caused by untreated atrial fibrillation.
Injuries/Damages: The plaintiff’s stroke caused partial left-sided paralysis and brain damage with significant cognitive deficits. The plaintiff is confined to a wheelchair and undergoes physical, occupational and speech therapy.