This week, a gastric bypass patient and his family were awarded $178 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed against a hospital and doctor in Florida.
According to the lawsuit, Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville and the doctor who performed the weight loss surgery acted negligently by delaying the patient’s diagnosis and treatment. The patient experienced complications after the surgery and was not provided proper follow-up treatment. The plaintiff argued that the defendants’ negligence led him to be confined to a wheelchair and lose his vision and hearing.
The jury awarded the patient $168 million in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages. They also found the defendants guilty of fraud for misrepresenting the surgeon’s qualifications to perform gastric bypass surgery.
If you or a loved one experienced medical complications due to a delay in treatment, contact the Green Bay delay in treatment lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to learn more about how we can help you.