$2,250,000 for 68-Year-Old Injured during Back Surgery

DATE OF VERDICT
2005-12-20

COURT AND COUNTY
Supreme New York

AGE AND OCCUPATION OF PLAINTIFF
68 year old homemaker

DESCRIPTION OF CASE
The plaintiff then 64 years of age underwent a laminectomy (back surgery). During the course of the procedure, the surgeon's drill pierced a bone in the plaintiff's back and caused nerve damage. The defense surgeon claimed that the injury was a risk of the procedure. The case settled prior to jury selection for $2,250,000

INJURIES/DAMAGES
nerve damage causing bowel and urinary difficulty

VERDICT/SETTLEMENT AMOUNT
$2,250,000