$2.58M medical malpractice jury award for St. Louis married couple of 46 years
July 31, 2008 -- A St. Louis County Circuit Court jury awarded $2.58 million yesterday to a St. Louis couple in a medical malpractice case where a retiree got a staph infection and lost his right leg, part of his left foot, a kidney and some hearing.
A portion of the jury verdict included damages of $513,000 for his wife of 46 years. She quit her job to help care for her husband for the last four years, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
The man’s lawyer argued that the infection came from an IV that paramedics had inserted and medical center staff had failed to remove within a safe timeframe.
In closing arguments, his lawyer noted he had undergone 15 surgeries, spent 84 days in hospitals, made 137 visits to doctor’s offices, recovered from temporary brain damage and had to learn to walk again with a prosthesis.Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. – We’re here for you . . .
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