$1.75 Million for 48 Year Old Stroke/Endocarditis Victim

Failure to Diagnose

48 year old Venezuelan immigrant suffered partial paralysis on one side of his body after a stroke caused by acute bacterial endocarditis. The 48 year had a three month history of a fever of unknown origin and an unexplained loss of weight, and his physician’s assistant failed to order a blood culture or other tests to determine the cause of his symptoms. Three months later, he suffered a devastating stroke that left him partially paralyzed, unable to work and unable to speak English.

The settlement of $1,750,000 provided the 48 year old with a structured settlement trust and guaranteed monthly income to pay his medical expenses and income needs for the rest of his life.