CASE REPORT: WOMAN MISDIAGNOSED WITH HIV GETS $2.5 MILLION

Most of the time we discuss cases where the doctor failed to diagnose or properly treat a medical problem and, as a result, the patient died or was seriously injured. Well, here is a report of a verdict in a medial malpractice case, which is equally bad, but a little different!

A jury awarded $2.5 million in damages Wednesday to a Massachusetts woman who received HIV treatments for almost nine years before discovering she never actually had the virus that causes AIDS. In her lawsuit against a doctor who treated her, Audrey Serrano said the powerful combination of drugs she took triggered a string of ailments, including depression, chronic fatigue, loss of weight and appetite and inflammation of the intestine. Serrano, 45, said she cried after hearing the verdict in Worcester Superior Court and was gratified that the jury believed her.”

Dan Frith

Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at dfrith@frithlawfirm.com.