Patient Becomes Paraplegic after Urgent Care Providers Misdiagnose Spine Fracture; $1.1M Settlement

November 24, 2021 | Strategic Insights for Health System


A patient became paraplegic after a physician and a physician assistant (PA) at an urgent care facility allegedly misdiagnosed his spine fracture. In a lawsuit the patient brought in Massachusetts state court against the urgent care facility, the urgent care physician, and the PA, the parties have settled for $1.1 million, according to an article in the August 2021 issue of Medical Malpractice Verdicts, Settlements & Experts.

The 51-year-old patient presented to the urgent care facility after hurting his back. The physician and PA diagnosed the patient with a thoracic spine...

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