EXETER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire jury has awarded $5 million to an Epping woman in a medical misdiagnosis case.
The Portsmouth Herald (http://bit.ly/T8aivQ ) says a Rockingham County jury issued a verdict Thursday in favor of Noel and Adam Jodoin in a medical negligence case against Dr. Ellen Johnson.
A former radiologist from Advanced Diagnostic Imaging in Exeter, Johnson was ruled at fault for the misdiagnosis in a case involving Noel Jodoin in August 2007. The verdict came after a two-week trial and three hours of jury deliberation.
The suit said that after Jodoin had a CT scan following a long and severe headache, Johnson failed to find abnormalities of clinical significance.
Jodoin was flown to a Boston hospital, where intracranial hemorrhages were detected, requiring brain surgery.
Information from: Portsmouth Herald, http://www.seacoastonline.com