Our client, a 46-year-old father of three and US Navy veteran, was receiving a spinal cord stimulation procedure from a medical doctor when he suddenly experienced unbearable pain and instructed the doctor to stop the procedure. The doctor did not. In the process, the doctor damaged our client’s spinal cord, and our client lost sensation in both his legs and became a permanent paraplegic.
When our client was 15 years old, he was receiving physical therapy on a treadmill, and although he was a fall risk, his physical therapist left him alone. While unsupervised, he fell backwards and hit his head, suffering head trauma, including severe brain damage.
Our client, who was born deaf and with only one good eye, was having cataract removal surgery on his good eye when the surgeon did not perform adequate pre-surgery steps to confirm the size of the eye. During the cataract removal surgery, the surgeon detached our client’s retina, causing him to lose vision in his one good eye.
Our client was the father of a 17-year-old girl who, while in the care of an emergency room of a local hospital, ingested lethal amounts of a schedule II substance. The emergency room doctors, physician’s assistants, and nurses failed to provide any care or any attention to the 17-year-old, and as a result, she passed away.
Our client was injured at birth, sustaining a severe brachial plexus injury that resulted in paralysis of his right arm and shoulder. The child weighed 10 lbs. 8 oz. at birth, but his mother was not given any warning of the risks of a normal delivery, nor was there any discussion, offer, or encouragement of a cesarean section. Even after undergoing brachial plexus neuroplasty and nerve grafting, our client continues to present with upper extremity weakness and loss of use of his arm and shoulder.