Failure to diagnose Charcot foot in a sixty-two year old patient with diabetic neuropathy represented by attorneys Carol Nelson Shepherd and Patricia M. Girodano. Defendant orthopedic group placed poorly trained/inexperienced individual on front line of evaluation and diagnosis of patients. The defense contended plaintiff was non-compliant with her diabetes medication, delayed in seeking, and delayed in getting, an MRI ordered by defendant and that her contributory negligence was the cause of the deformity/disability of her foot.
Attorneys Carol Nelson Shepherd and Patricia M. Giordano obtained a $1 million award at high-low arbitration.
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