A mother of two was paralyzed from the waist down during cervical discectomy surgery from her surgeon’s error, the article alleges. While the surgeon performed the surgery, he tamped with a hammer too hard and hit her spinal cord. The woman travels by wheelchair and is unable to move from the chest down. A jury awarded her and her husband $10.6 million for her medical malpractice suit.
Read more about the medical malpractice jury award here.