Last week, a federal judge ordered Allegran, a California Health Care Company to pay $ 12 million in compensatory damages and $200 million in punitive damages to Douglas Ray. Ray, 67, was injected with Botox in 2007 to treat his hand tremors. Several days later, Ray noticed a rash and soon fell ill to a fever. Since the injection, Ray has sustained serious injuries, including brain damage, all because of the injected Botox.
The judge concluded that Allegran did not fully warn Ray’s doctor about the possible affects and risks of the injection, awarding the large settlement to Ray. Ray’s wife expressed that her husband’s brain damage has altered his life completely, as he sleeps most of the day and can hardly speak.
Medical malpractice can have catastrophic results. Just as Douglas Ray’s life is now changed forever, so have many others at the hands of doctor negligence. The injuries sustained in cases of medical malpractice are usually quite serious, and so these lawsuits are often extensive. This is why it’s important to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. The attorneys at Heimanson & Wolf have years of experience dealing with malpractice suits and they are fully dedicated to getting full compensation for their clients. Medical Malpractice is a serious issue, so trust someone with the experience to help you in your cause to obtain justice while attaining compensatory damages and potential work earnings as well.