After falling in a workplace accident in 2006, Missouri resident John R. Brooks was initially taken to a hospital emergency room and was later referred to Freeman OccuMed Hospital. The occupational medical specialists assigned to the case did not detect multiple rib fractures that had led to internal bleeding in Brooks’ chest and eventually led to a dangerous condition known as a hemothorax. On multiple occasions, these problems were overlooked and Brooks was directed to return to work. The jury in the case agreed that these actions were consistent with malpractice, and Brooks was awarded over $500,000 in total compensation in the case.
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