NY Daily News - EXCLUSIVE: Landscaper awarded $4M in medical misdiagnosis case
Robert Wyble was told by Dr. Dale Lange, now chief neurologist at the Hospital for Special Surgery, that he had myasthenia gravis — which led to chest surgery to take out his thymus, blood treatments and medication that caused him to put on 80 pounds. His health-damaging ordeal gave him hypertension and was for nothing. He did not have the condition.
An upstate man has been awarded almost $4 million after a top neurologist had him undergo four years of agonizing treatments for a condition he didn’t have, the Daily News has learned.
Robert Wyble, 42, of Pine Island, Orange County, says he had his chest sawed open to remove his thymus gland, underwent biweekly blood treatments and was put on medication that caused him to gain 80 pounds and get hypertension — all because he’d been misdiagnosed as having a potentially fatal condition, myasthenia gravis.Read more: NY Daily News