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Jury Awards $5.45 Million to Bronx Man With A Misdiagnosed Staph Infection, New York Medical Malpractice Attorney David Perecman Comments
Date:6/10/2009

New York medical malpractice lawyer, David Perecman, reviews the facts leading to the verdict and offers his thoughts.

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2009 -- This month a Bronx man who almost lost his life due to a misdiagnosis at Montefiore Medical Center's emergency room was awarded $5.45 million by a jury in a medical malpractice lawsuit the result of which was observed by New York medical malpractice attorneys across the state.

According to the New York Post, on May 1, 2002, Emanuel Badger visited Montefiore Medical Center's emergency room with complaints that he felt "deathly ill" with "headaches, the shakes and fever." Doctors told Mr. Badger that he had a strain of flu and should return home to recover. A few days later, his symptoms worsened and Mr. Badger returned to the hospital's emergency room. This time doctors performed a blood test and realized Mr. Badger had a serious staph infection that was affecting his heart. Two days later, doctors performed heart surgery to replace one of Mr. Badger's valves. Afterwards, Mr. Badger's doctor told him he "was 30 minutes from death."

"It is distressing that a man visiting an emergency room with such a severe assessment of his own health can be dismissed as casually as Mr. Badger was," says David Perecman, New York medical malpractice attorney.

Factors thought to have contributed to the misdiagnosis include time and past experience. Hospitals are frequently overcrowded and emergency room patients are usually looked at and diagn
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