The Times Union (Albany, New York) reports that after a three-week trial before Supreme Court Judge Michael Lynch, a jury awarded Watervliet man and his wife $1.87 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit Tuesday against a doctor who Plaintiffs alleged failure to detect and disclose a high glucose condition leading to a stroke.
Specifically, the jury believed it was negligent not to advise the Plaintiff of the results of a blood glucose study that had been done. The jury found the doctor’s negligence was a “substantial factor” in his stroke. The doctor’s lawyer contended that there is no evidence the Plaintiff would have acted had he been given the results of the blood glucose test.
Samaritan Hospital was also a named defendant, but the jury did not find that the hospital was negligent.