Tarrant County Jury Awards $9.2M to Man Left Paralyzed After Spinal Surgery
By Admin | October 31, 2020
FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The trial lawyers of the Law Offices of Laird & McCloskey secured a unanimous $9,245,429 verdict on behalf of a 52-year-old patient left a paraplegic following a botched 2017 surgery.
The jury in Tarrant County District Judge Megan Fahey's court heard testimony that the actions and negligence of surgeon Nikhil Patel, an employee of Bianco Brain and Spine, PLLC, led directly to the post-operative paralysis of Larry Jones. The patient underwent the procedure in an effort to ease chronic lower back pain.
"Dr. Patel was warned several times by a monitoring physician during the surgery that Mr. Jones was showing signs of neurological distress," said Mr. Jones' attorney Seth McCloskey of the Law Offices of Laird & McCloskey. "Dr. Patel chose to ignore those warnings and his patient, a man who just wanted some relief from suffering, now has to learn to live with an irreversible outcome that was completely preventable."
His injuries left Mr. Jones unable to provide financially for his family. The jury took into consideration the loss of future earning potential, extensive ongoing medical expenses, as well as mental and physical suffering as contributing factors for deciding on the multi-million-dollar verdict, according to Mr. McCloskey.
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