$1,500,000 Settlement For Negligent Surgical Care
A 52-year-old man who suffered a crush injury because he was kept in a prone position during a nine-hour kidney stone surgery will receive $1,500,000 as compensation. The man, who was admittedly obese, was improperly positioned, and remained so during the excessively long surgery. After the surgery, he developed rhabdomyolosis, kidney failure and spinal nerve injury. He suffered bilateral lower extremity paralysis and required a long period of rehabilitation. Today, his left leg remains impaired and he uses a walker.