$3.7 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict

Haveman v. Oregon Emergency Physicians et al., Multnomah County Case No. 1404-04430

Plaintiff Haveman was transported by ambulance to Providence St. Vincent after collapsing at home and becoming unresponsive. Defendants misinterpreted CT scans results as negative and suspected Plaintiff was having an emotional episode. It was not until more than eight hours later that defendants correctly diagnosed a stroke.  The delay resulted in her not being a candidate for many treatment options including clot-busting medication. Plaintiff claimed that Defendants were negligent in failing to diagnose the stroke promptly. She sought $100,000 in past medical expenses, $1,000,000 in impaired earning capacity and $4,000,000 in non-economic damages.

Defendants denied both negligence and causation.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – Jane Paulson

Defense Counsel – Steven Jones

Verdict – $3,720,000

Date – May 24, 2016

June 16, 2016

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