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Inmate Sued Four physicians and Physician Assistant Claiming Failure to Treat MS and Seizures

Area of Law:
Medical Malpractice

Wayne County Circuit Court (2015)

Summary Disposition granted on the eve of trial

Plaintiff was allegedly diagnosed with possible MS and seizure disorder in 2010 prior to his second incarceration with the Michigan Department of Corrections. Plaintiff alleges several physicians failed to properly treat his alleged MS and/or seizure disorder. Defendants maintain plaintiff did not meet the criteria for MS and was simply drug seeking. Defendants also allege the proper diagnosis was pseudo seizure which is a psychiatric diagnosis that is best treated through a psychiatrist. Defendants additionally argued this was a lost opportunity case and plaintiff was unable to prove that the alleged damages were more than 50% caused by the actions or inactions of defendant physicians. After a dozen or more depositions, several briefs and a summary disposition motion the court agreed and dismissed the case 45 days before trial.

Ronald Chapman
Carly Van Thomme

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