A Brooklyn, New York jury recently found physician, Dennis Fabian, liable for medical malpractice and resultant injuries suffered by a 71 year-old man. The jury returned a verdict of $1,937,000 in favor of Richard D’Allessandro and his family. Plaintiff claimed that Dr. Fabian failed to diagnose an infection that led to pulmonary and renal failure, as well as a stroke.
In July 2005, D’Allessandro sought treatment from Dr. Fabian regarding his prosthetic knee. D’Allessandro claimed that although Fabian suspected that the knee was infected, he failed to order appropriate diagnostic tests and failed to change an antibiotic regimen that was ineffective. As a result, the infection spread, leading to replacement of his prosthesis, Clostridium difficile colitis, and pulmonary and renal failure. D’Allessandro ultimately suffered a stroke. Fabian contended that the infection was properly diagnosed and treated. The jury disagreed.
The attorneys at Douglas & London handled the matter for the plaintiffs.
VerdictSearch, May 6, 2010.