Canceled HIV Test Leads To Medical Malpractice Lawsuit, $18.5 Million Award.

Medical testing has become the foundation of diagnoses, as doctors are able to analyze results to determine what, if any, medication is necessary to treat a particular illness. However, sometimes the test that was not administered can be just as consequential as the test that was. Just as catching something via a medical test can save a life, failing to catch something by omitting a test can also be fatal. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert wrongful death attorney at 617-787-3700.

Boston resident Sean Stentiford, a paramedic and gay, began experiencing facial paralysis in 2007. Concerned, he went to the hospital for testing. However, internist Stephen Southard and neurologist Kinan Hreib, the targets of the lawsuit, apparently decided not to test for HIV, as they deemed Stentiford to be very low-risk. Unfortunately, Stentiford was indeed HIV positive, and the virus eventually progressed into AIDS.

According to the suit, the doctors were negligent in the course of their evaluation because:(1) Stentiford’s position as a paramedic regularly exposed him to bodily fluids; and (2) as a homosexual, Stentiford has a statistically higher risk of getting HIV and eventually developing AIDS. After a jury trial, Stentiford was awarded $18.5 million. Stentiford was represented by attorney David Angueria, of Swartz & Swart P.C. in Boston, Massachusetts.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of negligence on the part of a medical professional, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert medical malpractice attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Hospital In Cheyenne, Wyoming Fails To Treat Boy, Named As Defendant In Negligence Lawsuit.

Wait times at hospitals and doctors’ offices can be long and boring. A resulting problem is that sometimes it is difficult to tell how immediately you need to be attended to. Injuries like broken bones are obvious, but viral diseases and the like sometimes do not reveal the severest symptoms until it is too late for proper treatment. 

This was the case recently at a hospital in Cheyenne, Wyoming. A 15 month-old boy was taken to the hospital in September 2016 with a cough. He was never screened by any nurse or doctor, and when his parents were told that no one would be able to see him for at least eight hours, the family left on the recommendation of the staff. The next day, the boy died of a severe infection caused by bacterial pneumonia. The boy’s parents have initiated a negligence lawsuit for medical malpractice against the hospital, saying their son should have been at least screened when they initially arrived.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as the result of a medical professional, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert medical malpractice attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation

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Georgia Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Alleging Sperm Donor Lied About Mental Health Conditions.

Lawsuits targeting sperm banks are generally complicated due to the complexity surrounding the issue of birth-related torts. Because of the uncertainty in that field of law, cases containing allegations such as unwanted pregnancies or denied pregnancies are more likely to be dismissed. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of the negligence of a medical physician, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert medical malpractice attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

Two years ago, a Georgia family filed a lawsuit in Fullerton County, alleging negligence on the part of a sperm donor facility. According to the claim, the sperm that the facility sold to the family came from a donor who had lied about his previous medical conditions, specifically his severe mental health conditions. As a result, according to the suit, the child of the family has suffered all his life with severe depression.

However, as the presiding judge pointed out in dismissing the case, wrongful birth lawsuits are not allowed in Georgia, and this family’s merely attempted to disguise a wrongful birth suit by claiming negligence and false advertising, among other things. That being said, the judge expressed concern over the level of regulation the sperm donation facility had over the sperm that it sold, yet reiterated that until the law was changed, the suit could not be brought.

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