St. Louis County, Minnesota
Court File No. 69-DU-CV-13-1077
Claims asserted: plaintiff was Tasered while fleeing the police. Plaintiff was brought to the emergency department for evaluation. Thereafter, the plaintiff was seen in the clinic for follow-up care. As to both the emergency department physician and family practice physician the plaintiff claimed there was a violation of the standard of care due to an alleged failure to diagnose and treat a traumatic brain injury, a brain contusion with subdural hematomas, and an intracranial hemorrhage. Plaintiff asserted that the failure to diagnose caused the development of visual deficits, lower and upper extremity paralysis, neurologic deficits, and chronic pain. Outcome: Defense verdict, January 2016.