In 2007 an active deputy in Jacksonville, Florida wanted to shed some pounds in order to cease health problems that he had started to develop. The man had a young family and needed a weight-loss option that would allow him to be around for his children.
Gastric bypass surgery was the option that he selected and in March 2007 he entered Memorial Hospital to have the procedure performed. Several days later the man left the hospital with irreparable brain injuries. These injuries were so severe that he can no longer get through an entire day on his own and he is restricted to a wheel chair.
The medical malpractice lawsuit was filed against the hospital and it’s doctors involved in the surgery. The jury highly favored the Florida man, now 32-years-old, and awarded him and his family $177 million.
Please contact the Waukesha medical malpractice lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. at 800-242-2874, if you or someone you know is in need of assistance with a medical malpractice case.