Firm Slams Hospital, Doctor for Surgical Malpractice
A woman who entered a medical center for leg surgery and left with severe injuries to her genital area, was awarded $5 million in compensation. She had sustained a fractured leg as a result of a motorcycle incident, and alleged that while in surgery a doctor had improperly positioned her and used excessive force on her leg, causing pain, swelling and even necrosis in her vaginal area. The Brooklyn jury apportioned 60% liability against the doctor and 40% against the medical center.
When a jury rules like this in a sexual harrasment case, they know that it was international, and they also know that the reason this manager was able to get away with this was that the company had to be looking the other way."