Botched Neck Surgery Leads to Malpractice Award


downloadA malpractice lawsuit that was filed after a botched neck surgery has resulted in $4.2 million in compensation. On July 1, a New Jersey jury ruled that Gregory Leigh, 58,of Wallingford, CT, should be awarded that amount.

Leigh filed the suit in 2011, suing his physician, Dr. Daniel Schwartz, and MidState Medical Group after he underwent a surgical procedure to remove a mass in his neck in 2008.

Leigh’s lawsuit alleges that the damage was caused by the surgery and that the plaintiff suffered permanent nerve. As a result of the pain caused from the surgery, Leigh has not been able to work or use his left arm for physical activity.

During the trial it was determined that the mass could have been treated by antibiotics, making the surgery unnecessary.

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