Palo Alto Medical Foundation Ordered to Pay $22M for Medical Malpractice Suit
03/21/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Menlo Park, CA — A woman who suffered a stroke during an unnecessary procedure, which resulted in the loss of use of her arms and legs, has won a $22 million verdict against the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
On October 20, 2006, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation doctors ordered an angiogram to investigate an abnormal vein in the brain of Robyn Frankel.
The angiogram was performed at Stanford Hospital, to help migraines that she was suffering from.
As a result of the dye being injected into the blood vessels for the medical procedure, Frankel suffered a vasospasm and went into a coma. When she woke up two weeks later, she found herself to be a quadriplegic.
Frankel’s attorney asserts that the vein they doctors were investigating had nothing to do with the migraines, therefore making the procedure unnecessary.
The Santa Clara County Superior Court jury determined on Monday, March 19, 2012, that Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s “negligence was a substantial factor in causing harm to Robyn Frankel.”
The $22 million award is among the largest verdicts ever given in the county.
Stanford Hospital & Clinics was also named in the medical malpractice suit, which was filed in 2008. But, the hospital decided to settle for a confidential amount on the first day of trial.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for California medical malpractice lawyers.
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