Seven Figure Recovery for Patient Given 50 (Instead of 15) CCs of Insulin
Jane Doe had almost completed her rehabilitation following hip replacement and was scheduled to go home soon. Although she had a history of controllable diabetes, her chart had no orders for insulin in case her blood sugar dropped.
When it did, the nurses paged the rehabilitation facility’s medical director. He called them back on his cell phone from a Wal-Mart.
When the doctor said 15 ccs, the nurses heard 50 and claimed he said yes when they repeated it back.
The triple dosage sent Mrs. Doe into shock with resulting permanent brain damage eliminating her chance of returning home.
The biggest hurdle to a fair recovery was the action taken by the facility to limit its insurance and its solvency. Pajcic & Pajcic overcame this through the aggressive pursuit of the income and assets of the affiliated management company and its principals.