Neil Kornfeld obtains a defense verdict in Supreme Court, Kings County in a medical malpractice action

05/10/2018

The case involved allegations that the defendants failed to diagnose orthostatic hypotension and to implement appropriate fall precautions for a patient with a history of cardiac disease and dizziness.  The patient fell in his hospital room and fractured his spine at C5-C6 requiring emergency surgery resulting in quadriplegia. Plaintiff’s cardiology and internal medicine experts argued that the defendants failed to take postural blood pressures to investigate the cause of the dizziness, negligently prescribed medication that lowered the patient’s blood pressure and failed to respond to the patient’s bradycardia.  The jury returned a defense verdict. Plaintiff’s demand was $2.5 million.

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