United States Special Agent Ryan Gibbs files lawsuit against Lawrence Hospital for misdiagnosing stroke

A United States special agent is filing a lawsuit claiming doctors missed his diagnosis. Ryan Gibbs, of the Bronx, sought help at Lawrence Hospital, but says doctors discharged him and gave him medication

News 12 Staff

Sep 18, 2014, 2:04 AM

Updated 3,556 days ago

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A United States special agent is filing a lawsuit claiming doctors missed his diagnosis.
Ryan Gibbs, of the Bronx, sought help at Lawrence Hospital, but says doctors discharged him and gave him medication for migraines.
He later learned his pain was from a massive stroke.
It all started in July 2013 when he was tubing in Aruba, an activity he had done before.
"A couple of times we got violently thrown off the tube in the water," he said.
When he returned home, he saw a doctor for headaches, but the pain wasn't going away.
Gibbs stayed at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville for four days, and even though he was still having headaches, he says doctors wanted to discharge him. He says he begged to stay, even asking for a second opinion, but was given his walking papers. The next morning, he was rushed back by ambulance.
Gibbs sought guidance from attorney Michael Kaplan, who specializes in traumatic brain injuries. According to medical records obtained by Kaplan, Gibbs' vacation accident started a slow bleed in his neck, resulting in a massive stroke.
Gibbs and his wife filed the lawsuit back in April seeking monetary damages as they try to adjust to a new lifestyle.


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