Massachusetts Jury Awards $29 Million to Family of Man Who Died of Undiagnosed Aortic Aneurysm

April 14, 2023 — Newburyport, MA — Attorney Robert M. Higgins of well-known Boston medical malpractice law firm, Lubin & Meyer, today obtained a $29 million verdict including interest against a North Shore Medical Center Salem Hospital emergency room physician and hospitalist.
The case involved the death of a 43-year-old disabled man who passed away from an undiagnosed and untreated aortic aneurysm and dissection.

Robert M. Higgins
The verdict was handed down by an Essex Superior Court jury in Newburyport, Massachusetts.  The case was tried over two weeks before Judge Lang. The jury deliberated for just 3 hours before returning the record-setting verdict.  The award was for two adult daughters of the decedent, ages 18 and 24. Higgins said, “The tragedy of this case is that Mr. Brown would be alive had the two defendants simply ordered the test that he clearly needed.”

The verdict came less than 4 weeks after Attorney Higgins' $28.8 million verdict in a trial in a case where a man's blood clot was twice misdiagnosed as sciatica by Lowell Genereral Hospital emergency department staff resulting in leg amputation. That verdict was covered by The Boston Globe.

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