Merrimack County Emergency Room Medical Malpractice Verdict

Medical malpractice lawyers for a Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic emergency-room surgeon ordered by Merrimack County Superior Court jurors to pay $1.95 million in a medical malpractice case say they will appeal the jury’s decision.

The Plaintiff has been blind since the emergency surgery to repaired his broken leg after a car crash on Interstate 89 in 2003. The plaintiff’s medical malpractice attorney argued at trial that the Plaintiff should have been given blood to stabilize his condition. Because of the blood loss, the nerves in the Plaintiff’s brain controlling sight were oxygen-deprived and died, resulting in his blindness.