A jury recently awarded a woman $16 million a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging complications from an unnecessary operation that left her brain-damaged. The 48 year-old woman suffered a seizure in 2001 after she left the hospital after brain surgery to remove a benign tumor. She lapsed into a coma and suffered brain damage due to a lack of oxygen. The jury found that her surgery was unnecessary and that the surgeon mishandled the operation and postoperative care.
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