Failure to Diagnose Brain Tumor Resulting in Death of 15-year Old Boy

Our client presented to his doctor with ringing in his ears and balance problems. The doctor diagnosed him with tinnitus or ringing in his ears. Six months later, he was again seen by his doctor and, despite his worsening condition, he was not referred for further evaluation. Subsequently, he was seen by another doctor and immediately hospitalized. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The young man died subsequent to trial at age 15.

Outcome:

This case proceeded to jury trial and the jury awarded a verdict of $4,500,000.00. No appeal was filed by the defendants and a confidential settlement was reached.