Negligence: $9M Jury Award for Patient Who Lost Multiple Limbs due to Sepsis
December 14, 2016 | Risk Management News
A Butler County, Pennsylvania, jury has awarded $8.78 million to a patient who required multiple amputations following extensive surgical complications, most notably sepsis.
According to published reports of the case, the patient, a 52-year-old man, never recovered from surgical repair of a colovesical fistula—an abnormal connection between the colon and the urinary bladder. He required a follow-up procedure to remove six inches of his colon within weeks, and visited the hospital...