Multimillion Dollar Verdict in Medical Negligence Case

Hartley Law Group attorney Mark R. Staun and co-counsel Kathryn R. Bayless of Princeton, West Virginia obtained a $2,222,847.87 verdict against Orthopedic Surgeon Walid Azzo, M.D. in the Circuit Court of Mercer Counter, West Virginia. The injured victim, Willie Havens, was treated with a short leg cast by Dr. Azzo for a simple non-displaced fracture of his 5th metatarsal, a bone of the foot.

When Mr. Havens retuned to Dr. Azzo’s office for a follow-up appointment, he complained of severe pain and swelling of his leg and calf while in the cast. Dr. Azzo removed the cast and told Mr. Havens that his pain was from a “Charlie-horse” and that he was not to worry. Mr. Havens ended up having a large and extensive Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot in his leg. After the DVT was finally discovered, Mr. Havens received treatment and thereafter suffered from Post Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS), a condition where the valves in his deep leg veins were destroyed by the clot. Post Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS) is a painful condition that causes the leg to swell because blood pools in the leg.

The jury awarded Mr. Havens his medical expenses and lost wages totalizing $222,847.87 and pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life damages of $2,000,000.00. Hartley Law Group continues to serve the needs of victims of medical negligence throughout West Virginia. Call the experienced attorneys at Hartley Law Group to discuss your care and treatment if you or a loved one have been the victim of medical negligence or carelessness.

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