Woman Sues Doctor After Grand Mal Seizure

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

People in Wisconsin should be able to know and trust that their medical providers will take the time to explain things well. Having a clear understanding of a particular diagnosis or treatment recommendation can go a long way toward helping patients feel that they are making the best choices for their health and their situation. It can also give them a sense of security that a physician has their best interests in mind. Unfortunately, some doctors fail to give important information to patients and this may put them at risk of experiencing serious problems.

An example of this can be seen in the case of a woman who sought care from a doctor at the University of Wisconsin for a period of two years lasting from 2014 to 2016. The woman was epileptic and was taking medication to control her seizures. At one point, the doctor recommended that she lower the dose of her anti-seizure medication. In a report by The Badger Herald, it is indicated that the doctor never told the woman that reducing the medication dose could put her at risk of a serious seizure.

Upon following the doctor’s suggestion to cut her medication dose, the patient experienced a grand mal seizure. These seizures are extremely serious and the woman was no longer able to work. She also had to undergo multiple operations. 

The woman also alleged that the doctor attempted to woo her by asking her out on a date via social media and even suggesting that she leave her husband. A new lawsuit has been initiated alleging both medical malpractice and sexual exploitation.