Parsons v. ORegan (Edward ORegan, M.D.).

Butte County Superior Court – 18 trial days, February 2004. Plaintiffs alleged negligent treatment of decedent’s diabetic condition, and his diabetic nephropathy in particular. Alleged failure to adequately research and advise the decedent of the potential risks of a treatment (IVIg) prescribed to treat his motor neuropathy. Allegations were that foreseeable side effect of that treatment ultimately caused the decedent’s death. Claimed damages: wrongful death with loss of household services. Plaintiffs requested $600,000.00. Last offer zero. Hung jury (8-4, defendant). Case settled for $225,000.00.