Paz v. SIMED
Congratulations Dick Womble and Christine Zharova for their defense verdict for SIMED Primary Health for the alleged negligence of Dr. Joy Maldonado brought by the Estate of Mr. Hugo Paz. The case involved a medical malpractice wrongful death claim against a primary care physician who allegedly failed to diagnose bacteremia, which Plaintiff claimed progressed to bacterial endocarditis, resulting in intracranial hemorrhage and the patient’s subsequent death.
The defense successfully refuted Plaintiff’s allegation that generalized symptoms of a low grade fever, chills and a headache should have alerted Dr. Maldonado that Mr. Paz had an ongoing infectious process. The defense also relied on the fact that bacterial endocarditis was never confirmed as a diagnosis. The jury returned a defense verdict after a mere 30 minutes of deliberation.
Verdict Date: June 25, 2021