According to the Connecticut Post, a doctor in Norwalk, Connecticut, agreed to pay $2 million to a woman who claims in a malpractice lawsuit she received a misdiagnosis for the worst headache of her life.
Margaret Gabriele claimed that in September of 2011, Dr. Donald McNicol saw her for a severe headache. Gabriele says McNicol did not perform the proper and necessary neurological examinations.
According to the Connecticut Post, McNicol failed to notice that Gabriele suffered from a significant neurovascular event.
The medical malpractice suit claims Gabriele suffered a rupture intracranial aneurysm, which resulted in permanent injury. In addition, the condition caused Gabriele to require assistance in all aspects of her daily life. McNicol settled just as the case was about to go to trial, according to the Connecticut Post.
According to the American Medical Association, medical malpractice leads to 225,000 deaths every year. It also leads to countless injuries, which can leave survivors with debilitating, life-altering conditions. Medical malpractice claims can help injured victims and their families recover damages for past and future medical expenses, loss of wages, and even pain and suffering.
Common types of medical malpractice include: