An Oahu Circuit Court awarded a 45-year-old rancher $6 million this week in a medical malpractice lawsuit against a Wahiawa physician.
Plaintiff went to see his doctor when testing revealed signs of kidney disease. For two years, the defendant doctor treated the Plaintiff for high blood pressure, ignoring test results showing kidney disease, according to the Plaintiff’s medical malpractice lawsuit. By the time the Plaintiff was referred to a specialist, his kidneys were already dead. Plaintiff’s expert testified to a reasonable degree of medical certainty that had the Plaintiff been referred to a kidney specialist at the appropriate time, the damages likely would have been different.
It is good for medical malpractice lawyers to keep track of successful verdicts because it underscores what fact patterns can make successful medical malpractice lawsuits.