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Massive stroke results in medical malpractice claim

On behalf of posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday April 21, 2015

Checking someone's blood pressure is typically a common occurrence in a Massachusetts doctor's office. While many people know little about the numbers a nurse might read off, the results of such a check can mean the difference between life and death for some. One out-of-state man recently argued that his doctor's choice to send him home after a significantly high blood pressure reading was medical malpractice. The jury in the case agreed. The patient, who reportedly had a history of high blood pressure, visited his doctor in May 2010. Prior to his appointment, the man had reportedly written a note, with…

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