Stroke Diagnosis Case – Defense Verdict

Brown v. Okon et al., Multnomah County Case No. 14CV08542
Plaintiff Brown collapsed while on vacation in Idaho and was taken to the emergency room. Doctors diagnosed a blockage in his carotid artery.  The doctors were concerned about a potential stroke so they ordered a clot-buster tPA (tissue plasminogen activator). The hospital’s protocol requires the ER doctors to consult with a neurologist before administering the tPA.  The hospital contracts with Defendant Dr. Okon to provide a video conference examination prior to any tPA being administered. Okon performed the examination via video conference and determined that Brown . . .

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June 30, 2016

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