Posted on Friday, May 14th, 2010 at 7:25 am
A 53-year-old Maryland woman was awarded $3.5 million by the jury after a surgery for blocked arteries left her paraplegic, unable to walk and in constant pain. She sued the two surgeons and their business. The woman’s lawyers claim that an improper grafting technique was used in her surgery, leading to blood loss and a spinal cord injury.
Court records show that she was awarded more than $200,000 for previous medical bills, $2 million for future medical bills and $1.3 million for non-monetary damages. The doctors are considering an appeal, saying the technique they used was appropriate, and that her complications could have happened in even the best situations. They also hope to reduce the amount of money the woman was awarded in the medical malpractice suit.