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May 22, 2008

Doctor Sued for $6 Million for Stumbling during Social Call

Suing doctors is such a lucrative business, lawyers go after them even when they're not practicing medicine:

BOSTON — A Springfield woman who claimed her doctor permanently injured her after he fell on her during a drunken stumble has been awarded $6 million.
Elizabeth Nelligan, 24, sued Dr. Mark Radzicki in 2005, claiming that during a social visit to his house, Radzicki broke her foot after he knocked her over while he was intoxicated. On Monday, a jury in Hampden Superior Court in Springfield awarded Nelligan $5 million. An additional $1 million in interest was awarded by the court.

Radzicki was dating Nelligan's mother at the time. Her attorney admits that x-rays taken the day after the expensive stumble did not show a broken bone. But weeks later they revealed a healing fracture, enabling her to loot the doctor for more money than most people could make in several lifetimes.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Posted by Van Helsing at May 22, 2008 12:22 PM

Comments

Who is her attorney; John Edwards?? Whoever he (she or it) is, I bet it got 70%.

Posted by: Jimbo at May 22, 2008 4:03 PM

Have the clumsy doc repair the foot and provide therapy service for free as well as appoligising to the paitent and her family for the accident. He should also pay the family's lawyer for consultation and expences.
There, problem solved to everybody's satisfaction.

Oh, I'm sorry; I forgot that our version of "reality" doesn't work that way. Fine, sue him for a couple MORE million then!

Posted by: KHarn at May 22, 2008 4:33 PM

just one more good reason that PATIENTS should NEVER make house calls - the malpractice insurance should be left to professionals...

Posted by: nanc at May 22, 2008 8:43 PM

It sounds like there was "no evidence of injury" after the incident. Bet the injury was from something else. Just another libtard using a bloodsucker to get free money they aren't entitled to.

Posted by: HoosierArmyMom at May 23, 2008 7:40 AM