Jury awards $2,500,000 for botched surgery

A jury has recently awarded $2.5 million dollars in a medical malpractice verdict against a surgeon who botched a routine cyst removal. The cyst was on the patient’s buttock, and as a result of the surgical error, the patient’s sphincter muscle was cut, resulting in permanent loss of bowel control and requiring that the patient wear a diaper. The 43 year old man sued for personal injuries sustained by the surgeon’s medical malpractice, including the costs of his medical care, the pain of his injuries, and the embarrassment and emotional pain that the man will have to suffer for the rest of his life.

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