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Brain Injury Victim Awarded $14.4 Million in Malpractice Case

A botched bariatric (weight loss) procedure is suspected of causing a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that paralyzed a Michigan City woman. The lady was seeking treatment for obesity, but she received the wrong anti-coagulation medication during her operation and suffered internal bleeding that shut off the blood supply to her brain. She is now bound to a wheelchair and has to live with cognitive losses. She used to homeschool her four children before the accident, but now she is being cared for by her three sisters full time. In a press conference, she claimed that her husband left her for her nurse‚Äôs aide, which compounded upon her emotional and physical losses. This led to a federal jury ruling that her doctors made preventable errors and she was awarded $9.4 million in compensation for her future medical care, current medical bills and emotional suffering. Combined with the $5 million settlement the…
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