A jury ordered a hospital to pay $5.8 million in a medical malpractice case to an anesthesiologist who suffered serious infection after having back surgery. The doctor was a staff member of the hospital where the surgery took place. The medical malpractice lawsuit claimed that his surgeons used instruments that were not properly sterilized and the surgery site became infected as a result of this negligence. The plaintiff had to have five additional surgeries as a result of this hospital-borne infection. His attorneys also noted that he would be on pain medicine for the rest of his life and would work less because of this hospital’s negligence.
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