Sommers Schwartz attorney Samuel Meklir secured a $2 million medical malpractice settlement on behalf of a woman who suffered a major stroke and neurological impairments as a result of a physician’s failure to take proper preventative action. The plaintiff, then 26 years old, presented to the emergency room with signs of stroke, and during her examination, reported to the ER staff that she was wearing a NuvaRing birth control device, which contained progestin desogestrel that placed her at higher risk for developing a blood clot or thromboembolism. Despite this information, the defendant doctor did not remove the NuvaRing device; had the defendants done so when the plaintiff was admitted to the hospital, she could have been given anti-platelet therapy. Instead, just two days after her discharge, she suffered a severe ischemic thromboembolic stroke.
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