February 2, 2010
CA: $16.5 M Med Mal Verdict
A Riverside jury awarded $16.5 M to a couple for the malpractice of a Palm Springs neurosurgeon. The male plaintiff was injured while off-roading and was airlifted to a hospital where the defendant neurosurgeon was on call. Despite having a fractured spine, the patient was not seen until the next day, and was not taken into surgery until two days after the accident. He is now paralyzed. The San Jose Mercury News has the story.
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