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A woman having an asthma attack presented at the emergency department. After she was hospitalized for three days, her daughter came to visit and found her non-responsive and blue. The patient was resuscitated; however, she was left brain damaged. The patient’s daughter brought suit against the hospital and attending physician. The jury returned a $5 million verdict in favor of the plaintiff.

Legal Review & Commentary: Failure to treat asthmatic patient results in brain damage: $5 million NY verdict