Manhattan Jury Awards $4,873,703 to 52 year old landscaper, Robert Wyble, and his wife, Zaida Wyble, against Dr. Dale Lange, Chief of Neurology at Hospital for Special Surgery for wrong diagnosis of Myasthenia Gravis. Richard Gurfein tried the Wyble's case in Supreme Court, New York County and took the verdict on March 18, 2014.
Mr. Wyble was referred to Dr. Lange in May of 2005 for complaints of falling down without reason and being able to get right back up as though nothing had happened. Dr. Lange ordered blood tests and a CT scan of Mr. Wyble’s chest, but all the tests were negative. Nevertheless, Dr. Lange told Mr. Wyble he had Myasthenia Gravis. This disease of neuromuscular transmission occurs when the body’s own immune system attacks the receptor cells of the muscle and prevents the muscle from getting the signal from the brain to contract or relax.