Dismissal – Claims of Professional Negligence – Claim of $1 Million ++

Plaintiff, a 46 year old woman, presented to the hospital for progressive numbness/weakness of lower extremities leading to multiple falls.  Co-defendant, Neurosurgeon, performed a decompressive laminectomy and discharged plaintiff to a SNF (skilled nursing facility) paralyzed in her lower extremities.  Plaintiff then underwent one month of inpatient rehab without improvement.  Plaintiff sought a second opinion and was advised that she suffered a significant spinal cord injury iatrogenically.  Plaintiff remains paraplegic, wheelchair bound and incontinent of bladder and bowel.  Ms. Haskins negotiated a dismissal of the hospital.  The balance of the litigation resolved in a confidential settlement with the co-defendant surgeon.

May 2021