Hixson & Brown, P.C.
The Answers You'll Need 515-650-4531 800-229-9854
Free Consultations
Local: 515-650-4531 Toll Free: 800-229-9854
Medical Malpractice Trail Lawyers | Top 25
The national Trail Lawyers
ATA Badge
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
10| Best | 2019 | Client Satisfaction | American Institute of | Personal Injury Attorneys | TM
AMERICAN JURIST INSTITUTE | TOP 10 ATTORNEYS

Iowa family awarded $29.5 million for deadly CT scan

You might think you are safe at a doctor's office. However, this is not always the case.

This past summer, a jury awarded $29.5 million dollars to the family of an Iowa woman in a medical malpractice case. Tragically, the woman died from an allergic reaction to contrast dye during a CT scan three years ago.

Unfortunately, this situation could have been easily avoided. According to a recent article, the doctors failed to check the woman's vital signs and did not administer the correct medication when they noticed she went into anaphylactic shock.

The family's attorney told reporters that while the family is grateful for the verdict, they remain devastated. The jury awarded the family the following damages:

  • $1.5 million for the woman's pain before she died
  • $5.5 million to each of the woman's four children for losing their mother
  • $6 million to the woman's husband for losing his wife

The family hopes that the large award will prevent doctors from making similar mistakes in the future. According to U.S. News & World Report, medical mistakes are becoming a major problem in the United States. The Report stated 250,000 people die from medical errors each year in the United States. They are now in the top three causes of death among Americans.

Mistakes can be made by doctors, nurses or any medical staff that comes into contact with a patient. Commonly, medical errors occur with surgeries, birth injuries, medications or prescriptions. Even if you are going in for a routine procedure, make sure to disclose your allergies and anything else you think might be important. You never know what might save your life.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Hixson & Brown, P.C.
160 South 68th Street
Suite 1108
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Toll Free: 800-229-9854
Phone: 515-650-4531
Fax: 515-440-6395
West Des Moines Law Office Map

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.

Back to Top