Medical Malpractice: Beatty v. Oro Valley Hospital ($5 Million Judgment)
Our client, a 45 year old former Marine and married father of two young boys, suffered paraplegia injuries after he fell approximately 20 feet from a bridge into a dark wash below. The fall occurred around 3:00am after Oro Valley Hospital medical staff administered morphine to the client in the Emergency Room to address kidney stone pains. Soon after receiving the morphine, the hospital staff discharged Mr. Beatty and sent him out into a dark December night alone, without any escort home. A hospital policy required any patient who received morphine in the ER leave with an escort. Prior to trial, the defense refused to take any responsibility for its actions and violation of its own policy. Pre-trial, the defense's best offer to settle the case was $50,000.