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Medical Malpractice Leads to Bilateral Amputation

Medical Malpractice Settlement for Millions of Dollars

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Our client presented to the hospital to undergo an ultrasound guided prostate biopsy to evaluate a borderline-elevated Prostate-Specific Antigen test score. He was released from the procedure and instructed to take Ciprofloxacin–an antibiotic used to treat infections.

The day following his procedure, our client began to feel ill and contacted the doctor who performed the procedure with complaints of chills, nausea, and hot/cold flashes; our client confirmed he was taking the Ciprofloxacin as prescribed. The treating doctor instructed our client to present to the hospital for routine blood work rather than going straight to the emergency department. The bloodwork showed an elevated white blood cell count and other symptoms indicative of a serious infection. Rather than relaying these findings back to our patient’s treating doctor, the lab technician left the results at the hospital for a pathologist to review the next day.

The following morning, our client felt worse and self-presented to the emergency room where he was found to have a Ciprofloxacin resistant E. coli infection. Our client went into septic shock and his lower extremities were receiving an inadequate blood supply. Medical providers were forced to amputate both of our client’s legs below the knees. Our lawyers alleged that the treating doctor should have instructed our client to head straight to the emergency room after our client contacted him because he was exhibiting symptoms consistent with an infection. Rosen Louik & Perry settled this case for several million dollars.