A Florida jury has ordered a woman’s ex-doctor to pay $36.6 million in a medical malpractice case for failing to properly perform a steroid injection, causing damage to the woman’s spinal cord. The woman now has a disfigured right arm and suffers from constant pain since the pain management doctor left her with a four-inch hole in her spinal cord. The woman had sought treatment from the doctor for a car accident. A copy of an article regarding the case can be found here.
As an experienced Baltimore, Maryland medical malpractice lawyer, I have successfully handled many medical malpractice cases involving spinal cord injuries. These injuries can be catastrophic, causing a life-time of pain, medical and other care expenses and lost income. Recently, I obtained a record settlement in the case of a woman who was paralyzed during spinal cord stimulator surgery. Now, I am representing a man who suffered a spinal cord injury during disk surgery, causing him to suffer paralysis. Malpractice causing a person to be paralyzed deserves to be compensated, due to the extreme nature of the injury.