Doctors and other medical professionals are only human. And just like everyone else, they are capable of making mistakes. However, their mistakes have the ability to be life threatening to a patient if the mistake is serious enough. Therefore, when something goes wrong due to the negligence of a medical professional, a medical malpractice personal injury lawsuit is often the only way to get justice. The experienced medical malpractice attorney specialists at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our Massachusetts based clients. Contact us today so we can figure out what legal remedies you may be entitled to.
A Yakima, Washington jury awarded $1.2 million last week to a patient in a medical malpractice lawsuit against a local spine surgeon. The suit against Dr. Michael Thomas, who works for Cascade Neurosurgical Associates, was filed by Emily Daley, 42 years-old, after her scoliosis surgery in 2011 left her with severe pain and an abnormal spine position. The surgery, which took place in July 2011, was intended to correct Ms. Daley’s chronic back pain from scoliosis. Instead, the lawsuit alleged that Dr. Thomas’ alleged substandard care during the surgery and inadequate follow-up care made it worse.
In its verdict this past Thursday, a Yakima County Superior Court jury found Dr. Thomas to have been negligent and that his negligence was “a proximate cause of injury” to the plaintiff. The monetary award was split into $219,052 for past medical expenses and $1 million for non-economic damages, according to the court document. A year after Ms. Daley’s surgery, Dr. Thomas was put on probation by the state Department of Health after he was reportedly found to be under the influence of narcotics while performing a neck and spine operation.
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