Medical Verdicts

Did HRT treatment lead to stroke?


 

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.
The cases presented here were compiled by Lewis L. Laska, editor of Medical Malpractice Verdicts, Settlements & Experts. While there are instances when the available information is incomplete, these cases represent the types of clinical situations that typically result in litigation.

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