RisCassi and Davis attorney Paul Iannaccone recently won a very difficult case on behalf of an elderly woman’s family.
The case involved a woman who went to a for-profit screening center where she had ultrasound studies done of her major vessels including her carotid arteries. There was an incidental finding of what was believed to be a gallstone. She brought the report to her primary care physician who claimed he had reviewed the studies and advised the plaintiff’s decedent that she was asymptomatic and had nothing to worry about. However, the doctor made no office note. Three years later, this Southington woman was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer. During the trial the defendant doctor testified that, although he did not remember the specific visits, he knew exactly what he would have done given his custom and practice. The jury rejected the custom and practice testimony, concluding that the plaintiff’s decedent was not truly asymptomatic and that if her gallbladder had been removed she would have survived.
If you are ever the victim of medical malpractice call a qualified Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can help to ensure that your rights are protected. For over 55 years, the attorneys at RisCassi and Davis have been working hard to protect our clients. We have a great team dedicated to medical malpractice cases.
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