Practice Area: Medical malpractice
Outcome: The jury awarded the plaintiff $3,600,000.
Description: This a case in which a 45 year old pharmacist underwent surgery at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco for a large benign tumor in her thigh. It was alleged that the surgeon performed an improper surgery and that a different surgical technique should have been used. The result of the surgery was that the plaintiff had a permanent partial loss of function in her lower leg. She was required to wear a brace daily to assist her in walking.