Publication Date: 3/21/2012
Source: Palo Alto Dailey News (CA)
March 21–The Palo Alto Medical Foundation has been slapped with a $22 million medical malpractice verdict after a Menlo Park woman suffered a stroke during an unnecessary procedure and lost the use of her arms and legs, her attorney said.
Doctors at the medical foundation ordered an angiogram on Oct. 20, 2006, to investigate an abnormal vein in the brain of Robyn Frankel, who was seeking treatment for migraines, said Jeff Mitchell of San Francisco-based law firm Emison Hullverson Mitchell LLP. The procedure was done at Stanford Hospital & Clinics because the medical foundation lacked the necessary facilities.