$4.5 Million Settlement in Brain Injury case after improper stroke treatment

63 year-old patient was suffering from long standing paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, a condition in which the heart periodically deviates from normal rhythm. Despite usually being treated with Coumadin, he was only treated with aspirin on latest onset of symptoms. At the one-week check-up, was finally given Coumadin

. Because, however, he was given Coumadin one week late, he needed something stronger (Heparin), and suffered a massive stroke afte 24 hours. Then, instead of administering tPA, hospital decided to try the experimental tNK, at the wrong dosage.

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