Firm Wins Settlement for Negligent Surgery Victim
A woman who died after a post-operative infection was not treated properly had $1.2 million in compensation awarded to her estate. The woman had sought treatment from the defendants for a post-operative wound infection in her thyroid. The doctors and medical facilities responsible for her treatment failed to recognize her immunosuppressed state as a risk factor for the development of the infection, which spread through her body. The woman suffered a multitude of health complications including organ rejection, renal failure, congestive heart failure, deep vein thrombosis, urinary tract infection, bedsores, e-coli infection, respiratory distress, hypoxia, anemia and weight loss, which eventually cumulated in her death.
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."