$5.8 Million Verdict In A Suit Brought By Children Of A Malaria Victim

$5.8 Million Verdict In A Suit Brought By Children Of A Malaria Victim

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Founding partner Robert Ross won a $5.8 million jury verdict on behalf of the children of a woman who died of malaria after doctors failed to prevent and treat the disease.

Ross convinced the jury that a series of medical mistakes caused this death of Joyce May.

May, 58, did her best to protect herself against mosquitoes in Ghana by going to the doctors prior to the trip for preventive medicine. Instead, she was prescribed a drug that was ineffective against the mosquitoes in Ghana, and upon her return, a simple blood smear would have detected malaria.

After a three-week trial in the Superior Court of New Jersey, the jury ruled against three doctors and the Atlantic City Medical Center and awarded $5.8 million to her family in the wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit.

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