Delay in Treating Diabetic Foot Ulcer Leading to Amputation

Settlement Amount: $500,000.00
Settlement Date: 7/2002
Attorney: Howard D. Mishkind

Description of Case: Plaintiff was a 56-year-old woman with diabetes mellitus, hypertension, peripheral neuropathy and chronic foot ulcers. Plaintiff presented with complaints of persistent chills and fever lasting for three days accompanied with body aches, decreased appetite, peripheral neuropathy and sore throat. On August 5th, Plaintiff’s temperature was 102°. She had nausea and vomiting, dry heav