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Medical Negligence

In Silicon Valley Executive v. Regional Clinic (confidential case number), Michael Kelly and Sara Peters successfully resolved a medical negligence / failure to diagnose case on behalf of a 32-year-old Silicon Valley communications and marketing executive in the amount of $7,500,000. The plaintiff, his wife and young son had recently relocated to Silicon Valley. Out of the blue he began having daily headaches, sometimes associated with dizziness. He had no previous history of headaches. He visited the local clinic where he was reassured that his symptoms were likely due to changes in blood pressure. No brain imaging (which would have shown a resectable lesion) was carried out. Four months later, the aneurysm ruptured and proceeded to bleed into the plaintiff’s brain, causing irreparable harm. Emergency surgery saved the client’s life but residual cognitive impairment altered both his personality and his ability to function. Mike and Sara were able to demonstrate that the client’s earning capacity was unique in the Silicon Valley market and that based upon sums earned by his peers, and probable future promotions, his lifetime earnings loss would be in excess of $10,000.000. General damages were limited to the MICRA cap on pain and suffering in the total amount of $250,000.