A Michigan health-care provider says it will appeal after a jury awarded more than $3 million to a woman who was wrongly diagnosed with epilepsy as a child.
Spokesman Mark Geary says Beaumont Health believes Mariah Martinez was “treated appropriately” when she was a patient at Oakwood Healthcare in suburban Detroit. Oakwood merged with Beaumont after the lawsuit was filed.
Martinez, now 26 years old, is one of hundreds of people who accuse Awaad of malpractice. Her case was the first to go to trial. The award likely will be reduced because it exceeds a financial cap under Michigan law.
Martinez, now 26 years old, was told she had epilepsy at age 9. Awaad said EEG tests that measure brain waves revealed abnormalities. But after four years, another doctor found her results were normal.
Awaad and Oakwood will likely ask that the jury’s award be reduced because it exceeds a cap under Michigan law.
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