For the last several years, a now-76-year-old woman has been involved in a medical malpractice lawsuit against a physician and a multi-specialty physician group. Recently, the woman and her husband were awarded $6.3 million for past and future medical costs, past and future non-economic losses and loss of consortium.
The woman originally went to see the doctor in 2003, and it was determined that her cholesterol was high. She also had an MRI in 2003 after suffering from vertigo. The court papers stated the MRI showed that the woman suffered from small vessel ischemic disease, which is when the brain's arteries have restricted blood flow. Her physician allegedly had his staff tell the woman that MRI results were all in the normal limits.