Jury Awards $29 Million to Family of Local Man Who Died of Undiagnosed Aortic Aneurysm

April 19, 2023


NEWBURYPORT, MA — Attorney Robert M. Higgins of well-known Boston medical malpractice law firm Lubin & Meyer today obtained a $29 million verdict including interest against a North Shore Medical Center Salem Hospital emergency room physician and hospitalist. 

The case involved the death of a 43-year-old disabled man who passed away from an undiagnosed and untreated aortic aneurysm and dissection.

The verdict was handed down by an Essex Superior Court jury in Newburyport, Massachusetts. The case was tried over two weeks before Judge Lang. The jury deliberated for just 3 hours before returning the record-setting verdict.

The award was for two adult daughters of the decedent, ages 18 and 24.

Higgins said, “The tragedy of this case is that Mr. Brown would be alive had the two defendants simply ordered the test that he clearly needed.”

For trial lawyer's case summary and related reporting, go to:

$28.8M Verdict: Failure To Diagnose, Treat Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection

2023 Medical Malpractice Trial Report

For more information, contact:

Attorney Robert M. Higgins
Lubin & Meyer
100 City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 720-4447

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