Failure to Diagnose Kidney Disease Results in $6,100,000 Medical Negligence Verdict
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
A 45-year-old rancher won $6 million this week in a medical malpractice lawsuit against a physician. The jury compensated Antonio Richardson $4.1 million in special damages and $2 million in general damages against physician Arnold Seid. According to court records, Richardson went to Seid in 2001, when tests for health insurance showed signs of kidney disease. For two years, Seid treated Richardson for high blood pressure, ignoring test results indicating kidney disease. the doctor eventually referred him to a specialist, but by then his kidneys were already dead. An expert witness said Richardson should have been referred to a kidney specialist in 2001. Another witness said his kidney problems, if treated, could have been delayed or prevented. Richardson suffered catastrophic injury to his health and business. The verdicit will pay for his ongoing medical expenses and lost wages.