New Jersey jury awards brain damaged man $25 million for doctor misdiagnosis

Record $25 million jury award to Middlesex County man brain damaged by misdiagnosis. The plaintiff’s New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers say verdict is justified for several doctors’ negligence.

October 31, 2008, New Jersey: In 2001, a former Trenton man suffered permanent brain damage due to continuous misdiagnosis by physicians. John Stanford was 40 years old when he was misdiagnosed and mistreated by physicians and medical specialists at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Over a five day period in 2001, Stanford, repeatedly reported to the emergency room at the Hamilton, New Jersey hospital for care. He kept seeking treatment by the hospital physicians and staff for his worsening headaches, right leg paralysis, and continuous falling. Despite he and his family begging the hospital staff to treat his worsening symptoms, he was discharged home. A CT scan of his brain was performed on his first visit to the emergency room. The CT scan clearly revealed a cyst doctors overlooked that led to an aneurysm causing irreversible brain damage.

JusticeNewsFlash educates patients and families on how to avoid misdiagnosis and mistreatment by doctors and hospitals:

-Report all symptoms to your doctor or health care provider immediately
-If a doctor refuses to address your symptoms go to a different doctor
-If a hospital refuses to treat your worsening symptoms go to a different hospital
-Always bring a family member or friend who will advocate for you
-If you do not feel you have received the care you need, demand to speak with hospital supervisors and/or administrators.

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Heather L. Ryan, R.N., C.L.N.C- Heather Ryan is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with 15 years of experience in the health care industry. Her expertise in reviewing medical records and assisting lawyers with the determination as to whether legal action should be taken provides an invaluable asset to the newsroom. Medical-malpractice, products liability, personal injury and workers’ compensation are some of the recent areas of litigation Ms. Ryan has focused her efforts on. A member of the Florida Justice Association, Heather maintains a long list of certifications and credentials to support her areas of expertise and stays up-to-date with her clinical knowledge working as an emergency room/trauma nurse, at a Level 1, Adult/Pediatric trauma and teaching institution in South Florida.