A woman in severe pain went to the emergency room at her local hospital. While moving to an exam room she stated she was dizzy and needed to stop. The resident assisting the woman walk left to find help. The woman fainted and fell, seriously injuring her neck and elbow.
Subsequently, the woman filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging the hospital had deviated from accepted medical practice when she was allowed to walk and when the resident left her when she stated she was dizzy. As a result of the fall, the woman required surgery.
According to defense counsel the woman’s vital signs and examination on admission were considered to be normal and that her fainting was an unforeseeable event. Given the fact that she appeared to be normal, the resident had acted reasonably in letting her walk and then leaving her to go find help when she stated she was dizzy.
The trial jury found the hospital was not negligent in allowing the plaintiff to walk, but was responsible for leaving her alone when she stated she was feeling faint. The award was $1.2 million, with $600,000 earmarked for damages for past pain and suffering and $100,000 for future pain and suffering, plus other related medical costs.
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