Seven-Figure Medical Malpractice Settlement
John Doe had become addicted to prescription pain pills after multiple back injuries. He admitted himself to the hospital to break the habit.
The malpractice began when the admitting physician prescribed excessive amounts of methadone which depressed his breathing. Then, to compound matters, the physician and the hospital nursing staff failed to note Mr. Doe’s deteriorating condition until he had lapsed into a comatose state. The hospital settled first for a confidential sum. Later, the physician’s insurance company paid 95% of its limits. Pajcic & Pajcic obtained both recoveries during presuit. Mr. Doe expired several months after the settlement.