WVF&O Obtains $5,300,000.00 Verdict in a Medical Malpractice Verdict

On December 30, 2014, a medical malpractice verdict for more than $5,300,000.00 obtained by the lawyers at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC was upheld in the D.C. Court of Appeals. In this tragic case, the doctor failed to screen his patient for colon cancer over many years, as laid out in the guidelines from national health organizations. Before the patient’s diagnosis, the doctor performed only limited testing for colon cancer, despite the patient’s higher risk after he turned 50-years-old. Even when the patient complained of symptoms associated with colon cancer on several occasions, the doctor failed to order the proper testing to rule-out cancer. As a result, the patient’s colon cancer was not timely diagnosed and he died following four years of painful chemotherapy treatment.