Malpractice Verdict in Stroke Case

The Times Union (Albany, New York) reports that after a three week trial before Supreme Court Judge Michael Lynch, a jury awarded Watervliet man and his wife $1.87 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit Tuesday against a doctor who Plaintiffs alleged failed to detect and disclose a high glucose condition leading to a stroke.

Specifically, the jury believed it was negligent not to advice the Plaintiff of the results of a blood glucose study that had been done. The jury found the doctor’s negligence in this regard was a a “substantial factor” in his stroke. The doctor’s lawyer contended that there is no evidence the Plaintiff would have acted had he been given the results of the blood glucose test.

Samaritan Hospital was also a named defendant but the jury did not find that the hosptial was negligent.