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Ohio Jury Returns $910,000 Verdict in Surgical Negligence Case

Posted by Jared Green on November 14, 2012

A Lake County Ohio jury returned a verdict against a doctor and hospital for medical negligence last month.  The verdict of $910,000 is thought to be the largest medical malpractice verdict in the county's history. 

The malpractice case involved a 43-year-old woman who had been diagnosed with colon cancer.  Her doctor performed a colon resection but failed to remove a surgical towel from her abdomen.  The surgical towel was 24 inches by 12 inches. 

The jury found that the towel left in the patient's abdomen caused a great amount of suffering that is permanent in nature.

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