$1,000,000 Settlement for Failure to Monitor Intraoperatively During Spine Surgery
- Date: Winter 2009
- Attorney: Carol L. Forte
- Settlement: $1,000,000
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Surgical Negligence, Failure to Monitor Spine Surgery
Carol Forte obtained this settlement for the full policy limit. In this case, Carol represented a man who underwent cervical fusion spine surgery because of chronic neck pain. The defendant neurosurgeon failed to monitor the man’s spinal function during the surgery. As a result, the man emerged from the cervical fusion procedure a quadriplegic.