Judgment in Favor of Quadruple Amputee Victim of Medical Malpractice Affirmed on Appeal.
August 24, 2012 in Case Summaries
Working with well-known personal injury attorneys Windle Turley and Linda Turley, Jeff Levinger secured the affirmance of a $5.3 million medical malpractice judgment in favor of David Fritzgerald against an infectious disease specialist. Mr. Fritzgerald had lost all four of his limbs following hernia surgery when a MRSA infection invaded his body and was not timely treated with the appropriate antibiotic therapy. On appeal, the Dallas court of appeals held that the evidence was sufficient to support the jury’s finding of causation as well as its refusal to assign responsibility to various settling parties. Although the court remanded the case for recalculation of the future medical expenses, the parties subsequently settled before the remanded proceeding occurred. Prabhakar v. Fritzgerald, ___ S.W.3d ___, 2012 WL 3667400 (Tex. App. ‑‑ Dallas Aug. 24, 2012, no pet.).
Courts: Texas Intermediate Appellate Courts
Subject Matter: Products Liability & Personal Injury