David J. Martin
$6,116,000 jury verdict for the surviving wife and father of a 28 year old man who died as a result of a pulmonary embolism. The jury held an emergency room physician and internist responsible for failing to diagnose and give life-saving medication to a man who initially presented to the emergency room with numerous signs and symptoms consistent with a pulmonary embolism. The emergency room physician listed pulmonary embolism in his differential diagnosis but did not obtain any objective testing to rule out the disease. The physicians and their insurance company denied liability and refused to make a settlement offer before trial.
On March 17, 2011, Prince George’s Hospital Center’s Case Management Department hosted its first American Case Management Association (ACMA) quarterly meeting. The topic was complex hospital discharges. The key note speaker was MRR's own Gina Smith, Esquire. There were approximately 50 case managers, nurses and social workers from the Eastern Shore and around the metropolitan area who attended this event. See the slide presentation here.