How does one determine the compensation to make up for losing two limbs? That’s what a Brooklyn jury deliberated for three days in a 2009 medical malpractice case in which a woman went to the hospital for laparoscopic removal of an ectopic pregnancy only to face a double lower leg amputation three days following her discharge from the procedure.
In the lawsuit, the mother alleged that doctors who performed the procedure punctured her intestines during the routine procedure which caused an infection that led to blood poisoning. When gangrene set in three days after the surgery, she returned to the hospital in excruciating pain. Doctors had to amputate both of her lower legs.
The jury found in the woman’s favor and awarded $62 million in damages including $20 million for past pain and suffering, $38 million for future pain and suffering, and $4 million plus interest for medical expenses. The hospital says it will appeal the jury’s decision claiming that the doctors acted responsibly based on medical evidence at the time. They claimed the injury occurred after the procedure and was related to an underlying bowel condition.
This case shows what happens when doctors are negligent when it comes to patient care. It also shows how long medical malpractices case can take to settle. Obviously, this young mother of a 13-year-old daughter would rather turn back the clocks than sue a hospital for damages. Yet, it is important to seek justice no matter how long it takes.
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