The recent verdict in a medical malpractice lawsuit is said to be the largest in Jacksonville, Florida’s history.
A young man wanted to be able to live longer in order to watch his children grow up, and chose weight-loss surgery as his option for losing his excess weight fast. He had the surgery in March 2007 and afterwards began experiencing severe side effects. The doctors at his hospital reported different problems during the surgery that elevated the complications afterwards.
Several conditions stemmed from the difficult surgery, including sores and brain damage. The brain damage continued to get worse while the doctors acted negligently, and now the damage cannot be treated. The man is confined to a wheelchair and finds it hard to complete a sentence.
The jury determined that the hospital in question was largely responsible for the development of these harsh complications. The man and his family are set to receive $177 million.