Medical Malpractice

Fuchsberg Law Firm Holds Hospital Accountable for Improper Supervision of Inexperienced Residents Resulting in Catastrophic Injury in Medical Malpractice Case

$4.375 Million
Walter Osuna

Attorney Walter Osuna of the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm represented a client who suffered a permanent catastrophic injuries due to the medical treatment and procedures that were unfortunately rendered by inexperienced residents that were not properly supervised to treat an underlying urological condition, that lead to penile abscess, damage to the urethra, erectile dysfunction, and a serious infection causing partial paralysis. 

Our client presented to the hospital with a urological condition that required the performance of a detumescence beside procedure. He was initially treated by an inappropriately supervised urology resident that had never performed this type of procedure before followed by another second-year resident that discharged the patient without his condition being resolved and without an examination from an attending physician. Within twenty-four hours after our client was discharged, he returned to the hospital with complaints of severe pain and unresolved issues and required readmission for further treatment and a surgical intervention. He again was improperly discharged a few days later. Our client followed up with the same hospital’s urology clinic as instructed, where he was similarly evaluated by improperly supervised and trained residents despite the fact that he had symptoms of an infection during these visits.

Upon seeking a second opinion with another urologist due to his continued complaints, he was immediately sent to the ER at another hospital. At that point, the infection had become extremely severe and he was sent to an ICU for emergency surgery. Due to the severity of his infection, he also developed a neurological condition that caused him paralysis in half of his body and other related complications.

Attorney Walter Osuna successfully litigated the case in advancing that the defendants deviated from acceptable standards of medical care by failing to adequately treat the patient and timely perform necessary medical interventions, causing a delay in adequate treatment, , failing to adequately supervise the physicians under their supervision, and failing to perform adequate evaluations and post operative care. The case was settled for $4.375M.