“This ruling could have potentially far reaching implications for other malpractice and personal injury litigation in the future,” said Heath D. Harte.
(PRWEB) May 29, 2014
Heath D. Harte, an attorney-at-law with over twenty-five years of experience practicing in Connecticut and New York, released a statement today commenting on the recent ruling in a high-profile medical malpractice case out of Kansas, (Johnson County Kansas District Public Court, 02CV11069).
According to the Kansas City Star*, a jury awarded the plaintiffs in a malpractice lawsuit against a Kansas City pain clinic $2.88 million to the family of Joel Burnette*. The jury found the doctor guilty of overlooking and or ignoring swelling that was allegedly present before he administered a steroid injection to the patient Joel Burnett, according to the article. Burnette later developed meningitis and a painful condition in his spin causing him to take his own life, according to the article.
Prior to taking his own life, Burnette had filed a malpractice suit against the clinic as he found it difficult to work and be independent, as alleged in the article. After his death, his parents pursued the case against the clinic and were awarded $2.88 million in result.
“This ruling could have potentially far reaching implications for other malpractice and personal injury litigation in the future,” said Heath D. Harte. “The size of this award is especially telling as to how compelling the facts of the case were, as they were presented in court. All indications are that this ruling will result in a conversation being started on how lawyers approach cases like this in the future.”
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- http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/06/4941837/pain-clinic-faces-steep-penalty.html - Alan Bavley - April 6th