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.

Status of the case:

Verdict for our client.

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