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Arlington, VA Patient Secures $1.5 Million Jury Award in Medical Negligence Injury Case

A patient in Arlington, Virginia (VA) undergoing fertility care by a doctor ended up with a stroke and paralysis, and was forced to sue the surgeon's insurance company to get compensation for her medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. 

The victim was undergoing in vitro fertilization therapy when her doctor ignored the signs of a serious condition known as ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome ("OHSS").  The doctor further failed to correctly treat this dangerous condition, which resulted in a stroke to the right side of the plaintiff's brain.  As a result, the victim has since had trouble walking and lost some strength in her left hand. 

Fortunately, a jury recognized that the doctor made a preventable error and awarded her $1.5 million.

Our firm is pleased to see that some semblance of justice was secured for the innocent victim in this case. We fully understand what goes into obtaining adequate compensation in medical malpractice and doctor mistake injury cases.  For example, we were able to secure a $1.25 million settlement (then the maximum amount recoverable) for a woman who went in for lower back surgery, and ultimately had both legs amputated due to the surgeon's negligence.

Congratulations to Malcolm P. McConnell III and Jason W. Konvicka for winning this medical malpractice case against a negligent surgeon.  These cap busting results in medical negligence cases typically are only achieved by the top lawyers who know how to beat the insurers and defense attorneys in this complex area of personal injury law.



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