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Man to receive hefty compensation following failed surgery

The idea of surgery going wrong is a pervasive fear that affects countless people in Maryland and throughout the United States. The thought that you could place your life in someone's hands only for them to exacerbate your condition is an extremely distressing one. Sadly, it is something that happens all too often, to far too many people, turning their lives upside-down and dramatically affecting their futures.

In one such case, a 58-year-old man in Connecticut has been awarded a sum of $4.2 million as compensation for the permanent injuries he acquired during a botched surgery. In 2008, he underwent surgery to have a swollen lymph node removed. During the operation, his spinal accessory nerve was damaged, resulting in permanent damage which means he can no longer use his shoulder.

He has since filed a lawsuit against the Midstate Medical Center and against his doctor, on the grounds that he has been left with pain and injuries that ultimately affect his quality of life and diminish his ability to do his job. Furthermore, the surgery itself followed a misdiagnosis of what turned out to be only a bacterial infection, and a mild one at that.

Although this case occurred in another state, situations like this arise in Maryland as well. If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a surgeon's mistake or any other form of medical malpractice, the support of an attorney could be invaluable. He or she can assess the details of your case and may be able to help you ensure that your side of the story is heard by the court as you pursue the justice and remuneration you deserve.

Source: NBC Connecticut, "Wallingford Man Awarded $4.2 Million for Botched Surgery," July 2, 2015

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