Delay in Diagnosis
Duffy & Duffy secured a $19.2 million verdict in the Bronx Supreme Court in the 12th Judicial District on behalf of a 53 year-old male paraplegic plaintiff. Duffy & Duffy proved a delay in diagnosis and treatment of a spinal abscess resulted in paraplegia.
The plaintiff had been confined to a residential facility and was it not for the verdict, would have remained there for the remainder of his life. In the trial, Duffy & Duffy uncovered early progress notes stating that the plaintiff may have had spinal injuries but the defendants did not conduct the required tests or notify appropriate experts such as a neurosurgeon.