Medical malpractice – Failure to prevent diagnose and treat postural hypotension (a drop in blood pressure due to a change in position) and syncope due to over-medication of high blood pressure medication.
Plaintiff was a 57-year-old mechanic who was treated by his family doctor for high blood pressure. The defendant doctor failed to recognize that the combination of blood pressure medicines prescribed had on occasion caused plaintiff to black out and experience a dangerous drop in blood pressure. While ascending steps to his daughter’s home, Plaintiff experienced one of these syncopal episodes causing him to fall over the hand rail onto the concrete steps leading up to his daughter’s home. Plaintiff was rendered a quadriplegic from the fall.