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Man Misdiagnosed with ALS Awarded $10M

This is a settlement for the Medical Malpractice lawsuit.

Philadelphia, PA: A New Jersey man who was misdiagnosed with with ALS, also know as Lou Gehrig's Disease, has been awarded $10 million as settlement of his malpractice lawsuit.

Eric Davenport began experiencing weakness in his hand after a 50-to-60-mile bike ride in 2002. When the weakness spread to his legs, he underwent a battery of tests conducted by Leo F. McCluskey, of Philadelphia. McCluskey diagnosed Davenport with ALS and approved what was believed to be appropriate treatment.

However, in 2006, when Davenport got a second opinion, as he was no longer suffering symptoms of ALS, he was diagnosed with thoracic myelopathy. Davenport underwent a decompressive laminectomy in 2007, but his attorney said it was three or four years too late, and he would never walk again. McCluskey was found fully liable.

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Published on Jul-21-11


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