The North Carolina Supreme Court Restores a $6 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict
When you call for an ambulance, you expect you are putting yourself or a loved one in the hands of skilled medical care. They will make sure that the correct treatment is given, and they do a thorough job of diagnosing your or your loved one’s medical issues and complaints. But when medical staff ignores procedures, it can cause significant pain and suffering and, at worst, tragic death. At Brown Moore & Associates, PLLC, our Charlotte medical malpractice lawyers want to discuss a recent medical malpractice case in Charlotte. When a heart attack goes untreated, only tragedy can result.
What Happened in This Charlotte Medical Malpractice?
In September 2020, the North Carolina Supreme Court restored a $6 million award against a hospital for a patient’s unfortunate death. Anthony Savino, in 2012, suffering immense chest pain, was taken by ambulance to the CMC-Northeast hospital in Concord. He was then released from the emergency room a few hours after he arrived.
Later that evening, his wife discovered her husband had died of a heart attack. The court argued that the EMTs and hospital did not share vital information about his condition. If shared, this information would have provided an accurate diagnosis for Savino, and he would have received the correct treatment.
After numerous court battles, the Savino family received $6 million in “pain and suffering” damages due to Savino’s continuing chest pain, heart attack, and subsequent death.
Medical Malpractice Cases Are Far too Common
When we visit a hospital, we expect the utmost care. We want every medical professional we come in contact with to put their best effort forward and share any information they have with each other. This is rarely the case. At Brown Moore & Associates, PLLC, our Charlotte medical malpractice attorneys find that some medical professionals do not act in the best interest of their patients and leave pain and suffering in their wake.
The victims and loved ones of medical malpractice have to deal with such issues as:
- Unforeseen and continuing medical bills
- Long term in-home care
- Emotional trauma
- Physical trauma
- Unexpected death
Not receiving the proper medical care compounds the suffering and creates a backlog of issues to deal with. The resources needed are usually scarce, and this leaves people suffering on multiple fronts. We want to help you get compensation for you or a loved one so everyone can be well on their way to recovery.
Call Us For a Free Consultation on Your Case
If you or somebody you love has been the victim of medical malpractice caused by a medical professional’s negligent and careless actions in the Charlotte area, please contact us immediately. We ask that you contact us immediately because the statute of limitations on medical malpractice is only two years. We want to act as quickly as possible to assist you as best we can. We pledge to conduct a full investigation into your claim so we can secure the compensation you need. This can include:
- Costly medical bills
- Rehabilitation services such as physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Psychological care
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages