August 13, 2001


A Hardin County jury found in favor of a physician who failed to diagnose appendicitis.  Upon admittance, the doctor diagnosed a viral GI infection and sent the patient home.  A few days later, however, appendicitis was discovered. The Plaintiff had an appendectomy and now is left with abdominal pain and an unsightly scar.  The Plaintiff alleged all the classic signs of appendicitis existed, but the doctor simply missed the diagnosis, allowing the condition to worsen.  James Grohmann and the defense successfully argued that the physician’s diagnosis was reasonable and proper and that the delay in diagnosis caused no harm.

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