According to the LA Times, Joey Crumes, a 45 year old Californian, was awarded $11.7 million dollars in a lawsuit against ER physician, Andrew Lawson and radiologist Charles Aucreman. Crumes went to the emergency room at Mission Hospital complaining of a severe headache. Crumes told the doctors that several years before he had been operated on for cancer in his sinuses. The doctors ordered a CT scan but sent Crumes home with painkillers and told him to come back if his condition worsened. Five days later, Cumes collapsed into a coma and doctors discovered an infection that had spread to his brain. Crumes spent 11 months in the hospital after suffering a stroke.
In his lawsuit, a treating physician is quoted as saying that Crumes “was sent home with a time bomb in his head.”
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