Medical Hardship Ignored by Physician Results in $300,000+ Award
Tazewell County Circuit Court
Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore for the Plaintiff, along with Co-counsel Tom Scott of The Street Law Firm.
While at Clinch Valley Medical Center on April 19, 2008, our client developed priapism, a urologic emergency which required immediate evaluation by a urologist. Our client’s attending physician failed to timely obtain a urologist to evaluate him and, as a result, the priapism went untreated for approximately 16 hours. This caused permanent erectile dysfunction. After more than 3 days of evidence, a jury of 7 women and 1 man deliberated for approximately two-and-a-half hours before returning a verdict for our client and against the attending physician, and his professional corporation, in the amount of $300,000 plus pre-judgment interest from April 19, 2008.
Verdict for our client.