A man has been awarded a $9.1 million verdict by a jury in Minnesota for a medical malpractice lawsuit. According to the complaint, 51-year-old Joseph Lakoskey became ill in 2012 with flu-like symptoms and sought treatment at North Memorial Medical Center. After being treated for dehydration, doctors determined he was suffering from a perforated bowel and recommended surgery. Prior to surgery, rehydration efforts had been halted by anesthesiologists, which according to Lakoskey’s attorney, caused his blood pressure to drop and blood flow was restricted to his spinal cord during the surgery. Lakoskey sustained a spinal cord injury and paralysis suing Anesthesiology P.A. claiming medical malpractice. The injury prevented Lakoskey from operating his business as an automotive mechanic, and his quality of life has decreased. The jury agreed with Lakoskey and his attorneys granting him with the large award.
Thousands of individuals sustain preventable injuries, illnesses, and death due to the negligence of a medical provider. While everyone makes mistakes, medical providers must provide an acceptable level of care to their patients. Surgical errors, birth injuries, and misdiagnosis are a few examples of medical malpractice. In the event that their actions are negligent, they may be held responsible by filing a medical malpractice case.
The experienced St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth have handled thousands of cases and will fight to hold any negligent party accountable. Our attorneys will fully investigate your case, and work to recover the maximum compensation you deserve. If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.