Jury Verdict for Nurse Practitioner in Family Practice Clinic
On November 29, 2018, Tommie Williams and Tommie Williams, Jr., obtained a jury verdict in favor of a family nurse practitioner and family medical clinic in a trial held in Hernando, Mississippi. The plaintiff alleged the defendants were negligent in failing to diagnose diabetes.
The case advanced to trial on November 26, 2018. The plaintiff alleged that the nurse practitioner and clinic were negligent for failing to notify the patient of an extremely elevated blood sugar level, thus causing a delay of approximately 8 months in the diagnosis of diabetes. The plaintiff further claimed that the delay in diagnosis caused her to develop a diabetic neuropathy and made her diabetes more difficult to control. The plaintiff claimed that she was forced to retire prematurely from her job as an administrator in a local daycare center. The plaintiff claimed economic damages in an amount that exceeded $225,000.00. The plaintiff claimed additional non-economic damages to be determined by the jury. The defense presented expert testimony in the fields of Family Medicine, Neurology and Endocrinology. After five days of trial, the jury returned a verdict for the defendants.