Patient Claims Poor Outcome after Nine Neurologic Surgeries, Jury Awards $3.4M
January 9, 2015 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care
A Delaware jury has awarded $3.4 million to a patient who allegedly sustained permanent nerve damage as a result of a negligently performed surgeries intended to reduce neurologic pain in her legs, states an article published December 18, 2014, on DelmarvaNow.com. The patient visited the physician's plastic surgery and nerve surgery practice in 2009 with complaints of an aching knee and tingling in her toes at night. The physician who performed the surgery allegedly advertised himself as "one of the few plastic surgeons on the East Coast" who also specializes in surgeries to relieve nerve compression in the legs and feet. Despite undergoing nine surgeries intended to reduce her pain, the patient claimed she had more pain than before.