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Connecticut Woman Awarded $25 Million in Medical Malpractice Case

Last week, a woman who was forced to have her leg amputated as a result of medical malpractice was awarded $25 million by a Connecticut jury.

Court documents tell a heartbreaking story. In 2009, Virginia Schneider, then 18, saw Dr. Marsel Huribal, complaining of pain in her left leg. The doctor failed to diagnose Schneider properly. Schneider was suffering with a blood clot that went undetected.

The pain Schnieder was experiencing became worse and she sought treatment at Griffin Hospital. Emergency doctors also failed to diagnose the blood clot. Schneider was sent home. The woman’s pain continued to worsen and she ultimately lost circulation in her leg due to the clot. Because that clot was not treated in a proper or timely manner, Schneider’s leg had to be amputated.

Schneider settled a lawsuit against Griffin Hospital previously. In this suit, Dr. Marsel Huribal and Southern Connecticut Vascular Center were found to be negligent in their care of Schneider. It took the jury in this case only four hours to determine their verdict.

Schneider’s attorneys had previously offered to settle with Huribal for $1 million. Huribal’s attorneys refused that settlement offer.

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