Search Site
Free Consultation 855-234-7619
North Carolina Injury Blog

Medical Nightmare Wins Victim $17.9 Million Settlement

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 9:00am PST

In September of 2008, T. Mullings took herself to the Emergency Room of Brooklyn Hospital Center where she was diagnosed with kidney stones and prescribed pain medication for her symptoms. It was only the next day that Mullings, at home, experienced extreme pain and numbness and was prompted again to involve a medical professional. However, after calling 911 and being attended to by FDNY medics, the suffering woman was not taken to the hospital. Still in pain, the woman's fiancé rushed her to Fort Greene hospital the next day where it was determined that she had developed a sepsis infection, which had already spread throughout her body.

While being treated at the hospital, Mullings fell into a coma. Gangrene spread to her arms and legs, and when the patient awoke, she learned that her hands and feet had been amputated and her sight had been forever lost in one eye. Lawsuits were filed against the first hospital, Brooklyn Hospital Center, for the pain an unnecessary suffering inflicted on a patient who should have received a different course of treatment. Had this been the case, it can be argued that Mullings would not now be living the life of an amputee. Claiming medical malpractice, a suit was filed against the Brooklyn hospital and the injury victim has since been awarded $17.9 million in verdict settlements, $9.4 million of which will be paid by two of the hospital's doctors and the other $8.5 million to be paid by the city itself.

Under the proper care of a medical physician and/ or healthcare center, there is absolutely no reason for such damaging effects to be caused to a person. Cases that result in physical and/ or emotional suffering can be filed as medical malpractice and the injury or illness can be taken to court. Similar financial awards such as that which was received by Mullings for her pain and suffering can also be attained by others who have wrongfully suffered at the hands of any negligent healthcare provider. If you have lost a loved one who was under the care of a medical facility or if you were personally injured or made ill by a medical professional then you have every right to take legal action, and a North Carolina personal injury attorney from Lanier Law Group, P.A. can help you do so.

With more than 65 years of cumulative experience in the field of personal injury law, our team is prepared to help you take on the facility or healthcare professional responsible for the harms that were done to you. We are dedicated to helping our clients seek the compensation and recognition they deserve, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that this happens. Contact a North Carolina medical malpractice lawyer from our firm today to learn more about how we can help with your case.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


Convenient consulations at the location of your choice If you can’t come to us, we will come to you. Offering free consultations at your home or office.
Media Center
  • Get to know Lanier Law Group with our series of informative videos. You'll learn about various points of personal injury law, and how we approach our practice to deliver the best results possible.

Recent Cases
  • Workers' Compensation Claim A worker's compensation claim where client was doing framework and the nail gun that he had on his waist shot misfired and fired into his right knee. Client had to have surgery to remove the nail. Employer is claiming there was no employer/employee relationship.
  • Personal Injury Claim A personal injury claim involving a bus driver who battered and assaulted two minors. One minor has a possible mental health issue caused by the attack. The second minor jumped in to help, and driver struck her as well.
  • Car Accident Claim A car accident claim where our client, a police officer, was struck in the rear while on duty, by a drunk driver.
  • Workers' Compensation Claim A worker's compensation claim where client slipped and fell on ice, injuring his left knee and right hip. Client had to have hip replacement surgery and received a 25 percent rating on his knee.
Read More
  • “She was very professional, kept me completely involved and updated with everything. Awesome job done.”

    - T.D.

  • “Maria stayed on top of everything with updates, etc.”

    - J.M.

  • “Very good communication throughout my case. Brenda paid great attention to my case and kept me up to date.”

    - T.P.

  • “Both attorneys involved were very informative and walked me through my case every setp of the way. They answered any questions and concerns I had whenever they cam up. I was very nervous and skeptical at the beginning but that quickly changed.”

    - J.B.

See All Testimonials
Our Firm
Download Our App

Our Social Security Disability Help Center app can provide assistance if you've been involved in an accident. Use the links below to select and download our app for your Apple® or Android device.

Contact Us

Please fill out form below and one of our attorneys will contact you.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Our Office Locations

Use the map below to find the location closest to you

  • -- mi
    Raleigh, NC
    207 W. Millbrook Road, Suite 215
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    • 1.(919) 848-2000 Tel
  • -- mi
    Charlotte, NC
    10130 Mallard Creek Road, Suite 110
    Charlotte, NC 28262
    • 1.(704) 341-5558 Tel
  • -- mi
    Jamestown, NC
    4915 Piedmont Pkwy., Suite 104
    Jamestown, NC 27282
    • 1.(336) 855-8554 Tel
  • -- mi
    Greensboro, NC
    222 S. Swing Road, Suite 6
    Greensboro, NC 27409
    • 1.(336) 855-8554 Tel
  • -- mi
    Winston-Salem, NC
    250 Executive Park Boulevard, Suite 107
    Winston-Salem, NC 27103
    • 1.(336) 760-9996 Tel
  • -- mi
    Durham, NC
    1816 Front Street, Suite 320
    Durham, NC 27705
    • 1.(919) 682-2111 Tel
  • -- mi
    Greenville, NC
    108 W. Firetower Road, Suite H
    Greenville, NC 28590
    • 1.(252) 757-7777 Tel
  • -- mi
    Burlington, NC
    2630 Ramada Road
    Burlington, NC 27215
    • 1.(336) 506-1041 Tel
  • -- mi
    Fayetteville, NC
    2929 Breezewood Ave, Suite 203
    Fayetteville, NC 28303
    • 1.(910) 484-3333 Tel
  • -- mi
    Asheville, NC
    603 Biltmore Ave
    Asheville, NC 28801
    • 1.(828) 412-3503 Tel
  • -- mi
    Wilmington, NC
    1213 Culbreth Drive, Suite 120
    Wilmington, NC 28405
    • 1.(910) 256-4445 Tel
View more