Misdiagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis Leads to $2 Million Settlement

Ms. Doe was in her late 30s and suffered from multiple symptoms, including headaches. She consulted Dr. Roe, a neurologist, who performed a clinical examination. Dr. Roe diagnosed Ms. Doe as having multiple sclerosis (MS).

For approximately the next seven years, Ms. Doe underwent chemotherapy treatment and took numerous medications, resulting in complications that included pulmonary embolism, infertility, and a compromised immune system. Now hospitalized for a sleep study, a medical provider told Ms. Doe that she did not have MS and never had the condition.

Doe sued Dr. Roe, the neurologist, alleging that he misdiagnosed her migraine condition as MS. Among other things, Doe argued that Dr. Roe chose not to confirm the diagnosis through a brain MRI and that previous imaging studies showed no evidence of lesions on her spine or brain.

Ms. Doe did not claim lost income.

Dr. Roe reportedly argued that his diagnosis was reasonable. However, before this case went to a jury trial, the parties settled for $2 million.

The attorneys successfully handling this case for Ms. Doe were Kevin Donius and Ralph F. Sbrogna.

Doe v. Roe Neurologist, Confidential Docket.

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling misdiagnosis of illness and disease lawsuits, medical negligence cases, birth trauma injury lawsuits, brain injury cases, neurology negligence cases, radiology errors and hospital 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 Rolling Meadows, Bannockburn, Homewood, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Des Plaines, Skokie, Winfield, Wheaton, South Barrington, Burr Ridge, South Holland, Evergreen Park, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Crestwood, Forest Park, Hazel Crest, Flossmoor, Matteson, South Chicago Heights, Crete, University Park, Monee, Beecher, Sauk Village, Glenwood, Chicago (Roseland, Princeton Park, Beverly, Westchester, Chatham, Grand Crossing, Pocket Town, Windsor Park, Pill Hill, Calumet Heights, North Pullman, Morgan Park, Kennedy Park, Beverly Woods, Brainard, Wrightwood, Ford City, Lithuanian Plaza, Ukrainian Village, Gage Park, Aldine Square, Little Italy, Wicker Park, Andersonville, Edgewater Beach, Uptown, Rogers Park), Glenview, Northfield, Riverwoods, Buffalo Grove and Palatine, Ill.

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