After winning $1.7 million jury verdict in a personal injury case, a man, who was rendered legally blind after medical malpractice occurring during a spine surgery, was able to withstand a separate challenge to that verdict. The defense attorneys filed a separate lawsuit, alleging that the blind man had defrauded the court and was not actually blind. As proof, the defense lawyers shot secret footage of the plaintiff working. However, in rejecting the fraud claims, the judge noted that the defense lawyers failed to realize that the plaintiff was using tools specially designed for the visually impaired. In addition, the judge stated that the defense lawyers’ footage failed to include any footage of the man as he went up or down stairs, an activity in which the man needed assistance from another person.
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