Plymouth County (Mass) Superior Court
A moderately obese woman began a course of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) at age 48. After 4 years of treatment, the postmenopausal woman suffered a stroke, which resulted in permanent speech and cognitive impairment.
In suing, the patient claimed that the doctor increased the treatment dosage to dangerously high levels, causing the stroke. She further alleged that she never should have been placed on HRT due to the fact that her body was already producing too much estrogen.
- The case settled for $425,000.