Medical malpractice attorneys win a large verdict for a man and his wife after a nurse’s negligence led to his brain injury. The plaintiff, Mr. Ralph LeCroy, went in to Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe, LA for a simple and routine procedure on his rotator cuff. Following his procedure, Mr. LeCroy received 50 mg of IV Demerol in the recovery room and was later transferred to another room where he was under the care of nurse Sasha Sanders.
During the time LeCroy spent under Sanders’ care, she failed to properly monitor his condition, provide him with proper recovery measures, follow the doctor’s orders, and make a physician aware of the ineffectiveness of medication before providing additional pain relievers. Medical malpractice attorneys fear that although a surgery has been successful, the threat of negligence does not end there.
$126,000 Awarded for Immense Pain, Discomfort, and Increased Medical Bills
Ms. Sanders was ordered to monitor LeCroy’s vital signs and be on the look out for respiratory depression signs every thirty minutes. Her orders required her to administer 50 to 75 mg of Demerol “for severe pain every three hours as needed, or one or two tablets of Vicodin by mouth for moderate pain every three hours as needed”.
A little over two hours after LeCroy received his last 25 mg dose of Demerol in the recovery room, Sanders administered another 50 mg dose of pain medication. LeCroy began to snore loudly, but suddenly stopped after just 10 minutes. He had no pulse or respirations, and CPR and intubation were required. The plaintiff was placed in the intensive care unit on a ventilator and remained in the hospital for five days. Soon after returning home, LeCroy suffered temporary memory loss. Following an EEG and MRI by his primary care physician, it was revealed that LeCroy had suffered an anoxic brain injury. The negligent over-medication cause by his nurse led to extreme pain and suffering.
Medical malpractice attorneys won the plaintiff a total of $126,000; $116,000 to cover pain, suffering, mental anguish, emotional trauma, and increased medical expenses, and $10,000 to Mrs. LeCroy for her loss of consortium.
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