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.”