Failure to Diagnose Diabetic Ketoacidosis Leading to Leg Amputation


Settlement Amount: $745,000.00
Settlement Date: 10/1994
Attorney: Howard D. Mishkind

Description of Case: Diabetic patient was seen by internist. Defendant failed to recognize patient’s symptoms being consistent with diabetes. Patient was admitted to hospital in a coma. Due to complications caused by delayed diagnosis, she had to have her leg amputated.

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