Surgery Patient Awarded $62 Million In Medical Malpractice Case

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On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Surgical Errors on Monday, January 27, 2014.

When performed correctly, medical procedures can give people a new lease on life, often fixing a part of the body that has gone awry and restoring a person’s ability to live as normally as possible. However, when done improperly, a patient in Texas can easily suffer injuries or be debilitated for life. Medical malpractice, as stated by our Houston medical injury attorneys, affects both the victim who can no longer function normally, as well as the family members who may have to care for him or her. One woman recently faced this situation after losing both of her legs following a botched surgery.

The incident occurred when she underwent surgery to remove a pregnancy outside of the womb, called an ectopic pregnancy. The woman claimed that doctors punctured her intestine during the surgery. This caused an infection, which resulted in blood poisoning as well as gangrene.

As a result of the situation, doctors ended up amputating her legs. She was ultimately awarded $62 million. The award was for medical expenses as well as both past and future and pain and suffering.

Residents in Texas may find comfort in the fact that the woman who lost her legs following the surgery can use the money to cover her medical costs and to support herself as she deals with not being able to ever walk again. The awarded money certainly cannot make a person’s life normal again following an act of medical malpractice that results in permanent disability. However, it can help the victim to experience a sense of closure and justice in the case to go along with the financial reparations earned. If you’ve been a victim of any form of medical malpractice, our lawyers for medical errors in Houston, TX have the experienced to build your case to file a lawsuit.

Source: New York Daily News, Jury awards $62 million to Brooklyn mom who lost her legs in botched procedure at Winthrop University Hospital, Oren Yaniv and Corky Siemaszko, Jan. 10, 2014

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