Lancaster Online News recently explained two new jury verdicts handed down in area malpractice lawsuits.
The first case involved a doctor alleged to have made surgical mistakes leading to permanent nerve damage in a patient’s hand. The victim was a laborer whose right hand was injured in a construction accident. The worker eventually had surgery on the hand and was told he could go back to his job as a welder. However, the victim continued to have pain in the hand. Upon visiting a specialist, the man discovered that a nerve in his hand had been mistakenly cut in the first surgery. Ultimately five more surgeries were needed, but the problem could not be fully corrected. He has constant pain in the hand and only limited functionality. A jury awarded the victim a combined $2.7 million for his losses.
The second case involved an ankle surgery gone wrong. As in the first case, the surgeon mistakenly cut a nerve in the patient. The victim has since suffered permanent nerve injury to her right ankle and foot. She continues to suffer walking complications because the problem. A jury found in her favor following the trial, awarding her $300,000.
Our Chicago malpractice attorneys at Levin & Perconti are proud to work for victims similar to the ones here who suffer permanent physical problems because of the mistakes made by the individuals paid to provide them care. It is important to hold negligent doctors and hospitals accountable for the errors they make that oftentimes destroy the lives of victims and their families. Contact our malpractice lawyers if you’ve suffered in that way.
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