$105 Million Jury Verdict with Punitive Damages for Misdiagnosis of Cancer and Fraudulent Cancer Treatment

Dawn Kali was 36 when she was diagnosed with Stage I breast cancer. She was being treated by Robert Young at pH Miracle Living, an inpatient treatment center.

Kali flew to San Diego, where she paid more than $2,000 per night at the pH Miracle Living ranch. She also paid $500 for each round of an intravenous infusion treatment that was later learned consisted of baking soda. She did not pursue other cancer treatment. Her condition deteriorated. At the present time, Kali has been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer with just a four-year life expectancy.

Kali sued Young, alleging negligence and fraud. She presented testimony from pH Miracle Living’s accountant that she had overheard Young promise patients he could cure their cancer, even though Young was not a medical doctor. From the reporting of this case, it is not clear whether Young represented to individuals at pH Miracle Living that he was in fact an oncologist, a doctor or in the medical profession at all.

The jury signed a verdict for $105 million that included $576,000 for past medical expenses and $15 million in punitive damages.

The attorneys representing Kali in this tragic case were Bibianne Fell and Patrick Stormes-Swan.

There was no indication from the report of this case whether an appeal was taken or whether in fact this enterprise has the financial wherewithal to pay this verdict or if there are criminal proceedings against Young and this organization.

Kali v. Young, No. 37-2015-00043052-CU-PO-CTL (Cal. Super. Ct. San Diego County, Oct. 31, 2018).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling misdiagnosis of breast cancer cases, misdiagnosis of cancer, wrongful death cases, nursing home negligence lawsuits, hospital negligence cases and long-term living facility negligence lawsuits for individuals, families and loved ones who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of a medical provider for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Buffalo Grove, River Grove, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, Skokie, South Barrington, South Chicago Heights, South Holland, Stone Park, Summit, Tinley Park, Gresham Springs, Joliet, Elgin, Mount Prospect, Matteson, Hoffman Estates, Hillside, Hickory Hills, Hanover Park, Barrington Hills, Blue Island, Chicago (Roseland, Rogers Park, Roscoe Village, Sauganash, Sheridan Park, South Austin, Edgebrook, North Lawndale, West Loop, Washington Heights, Wrigleyville, DePaul University Area, Wicker Park, Woodlawn, Lincoln Park, Humboldt Park, Chinatown, Hyde Park, Andersonville), Lincolnshire, Maywood, Berwyn, Morton Grove, Des Plaines and Palatine, Ill.

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