$1 million settlement for death from thrombocytopenia
The family of a 41-year-old woman who died from an abnormal bleeding condition, thrombocytopenia, has received a $1 million settlement from her doctors. The woman, who had a history of anemia, had repeated low red blood cell counts over a period of nearly one year. The doctors following her were aware of these low counts, but never blood filtering treatment, which would have stopped the on-going destruction of red blood cells in her system. As a result of the untreated bleeding disorder, she suffered multiple hemorrhages and clots, which led to her death. She left a husband and an adult son.