$28.6 Million Verdict for Medical Malpractice

The 68 year old plaintiff was admitted to Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation following spinal surgery. Two days later, she was injured while multiple rehabilitation assistants were attempting to transfer her from the toilet to her wheelchair. The transfer was not carried out safely by the Kessler employees, and the plaintiff suffered a fracture dislocation of her thoracic spine, which caused her to be paralyzed from the chest-down. Carol Forte tried the case and obtained a $28,600,000 verdict. Connor Turpan was second chair and assisted Carol at trial.