Sacramento Man Sues For Medical Malpractice, Part 2 of 23.

C. Dr. Y, M.D.:

(Please note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the proceedings.)

Dr. Y. is an internist/general practitioner practicing in Roseville, California. Dr. Y was Mr. Smith’s attending physician from March 23, 2002 until March 25, 2002. He failed his medical boards and is not Board Certified.

D. Dr. Z., M.D.:

Dr. Z. is a physician specializing in the control of infectious diseases. He was following William Smith from March 23, 2002, the date of his admittance, until March 25, 2002, when Mr. Smith was found to be quadriplegic.


A. Medical:

Prior to March 23, 2002, Mr. Smith was in generally good health. He had undergone a radical prostatectomy for carcinoma of the prostate in December 2001, from which he had made a full recovery. In 1991, he underwent a vertebral laminectomy of the lumbar spine (L2-3) after which he developed a staph infection of the lumbar spine with a diagnosis of osteomyelitis. Dr. X was treating him at the time and placed him on a few weeks of IV antibiotic therapy. He made a full recovery. Mr. Smith’s history is positive for hypertension, skin cancers, Guillian-Garnes syndrome, and cholecystectomy.

B. Employment:

Mr. Smith was employed as a plant supervisor for many years. At the time of the incident he was temporarily not working while he recuperated from his prostatectomy.

He planned to return to work in mid-2002. His recent prior earnings were as follows:

Year Earnings
2001 $61,285.12
2000 $58,555.52
1999 $52,841.73

He planned to work to at least to age 69 or 70 due to lack of retirement savings. (See Part 3 of 23.)

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