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Massive Confidential Settlement Against Hospital For Gross Negligence

When a hospital prioritized their own profits over proper patient care, it resulted in a tragic, life-altering prognosis for one patient in particular. Rip, a middle-aged man who was just getting ready to retire ended up paralyzed due to the hospital’s gross negligence.

Rip was sent to the hospital with a fever and debilitating back pain – obvious signs of a dangerous spinal abscess, which would need an emergency MRI to accurately diagnose. On the day that Rip was admitted to the hospital on an emergency basis, the hospital staff told him that there wasn’t a neurosurgeon available and that he would need to wait until the following day for his MRI. 

Once the staff had finally confirmed Rip’s spinal abscess, the hospital then took an inexcusable five days to file for Rip's transfer to a branch that could provide the care he needed. During that time, Rip's condition declined and sepsis began to set in, causing Rip’s spine to be eaten away by a serious infection. 

A month after their world was shaken, Rip’s wife contacted Sean Breen of Howry Breen & Herman, LLP, to represent their family in pursuit of compensation for the utter, gross negligence committed by the hospital.

Medical Malpractice Presentation Communicates Serious Lack-of-Action

In order to convey the seriousness of the hospital’s lack-of-action, Sean Breen needed a presentation that outlined all of the ways that proper and swift care was withheld from Rip for his life-threatening condition for the Hospital risk managers to see. DK Global came to Sean’s aid, using custom graphics to illustrate the five different facilities that Rip could and should have been transferred to – all of which were within an hour’s drive from the facility where he was left to suffer.

The presentation also incorporated a day-in-the-life video of Rip and his family, showing the real, immeasurable "human cost" of the hospital’s negligence. Rip now relies on his wife for lifecare, and the incident destroyed their lifelong plans of retiring and traveling together. The presentation concluded with an outline of Rip's life care plan and the monetary cost of the life-altering paralysis that could have easily been avoided, leaving the Defense’s risk managers with an indisputable analysis of their wrongdoings and potential exposure from a jury trial.

Six months after being hired, and without filing a lawsuit, Sean Breen secured a massive, confidential settlement against the hospital and provided Rip with monetary relief for his life care plan and the suffering he and his family endured.

Sean Breen is a record-setting, experienced trial attorney who considers his clients family and fights every day to deliver not only the best results but the special trust and confidence that his clients expect and deserve. He has won numerous Hall of Fame verdicts and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients.

Mr. Breen has been recognized multiple times for his service to clients through his record-setting verdicts and settlements, being recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America® for Personal Injury, Product Liability, Commercial Litigation, and Construction Litigation, Top 50 US Verdicts, Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and Super Lawyers®.

"Trial advocacy is an art. Basically, being an advocate for your client is an art... When you are going to be involved in art, you should go ahead and get Rembrandt involved, too - and that's what I do with DK Global."
Sean Breen - Howry Breen & Herman, LLP
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