$2.6 Million Award in Massachussets

A Massachusetts jury awarded a man $2.6 million for a surgical staple which was improperly placed in his small bowel and left there following hernia surgery.  The 21 year old man underwent eight additional operations over the follwing five months as surgeons tried to repair the damage.  Most of the five months was spent in the ICU with a breathing tube down his throat.  For almost a month, he had an open abdominal wound as doctors tried to get the area to heal.  The greatest part of the award was for the pain and suffering the man endured.


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