MINNEAPOLIS, December 9, 2013 – Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. is pleased to announce that on November 27, a jury in Hennepin County Court awarded a 55-year-old woman $6.85 million in damages after she became a paraplegic from a series of mistakes during a spinal fusion surgery.
The client of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. underwent surgery on March 25, 2010. According to the allegations in her complaint, her doctors knew that she had low platelets, which would reduce her blood’s ability to clot, yet failed to monitor or replace her platelets for the majority of the surgery. As a result, as further alleged in her complaint, the woman suffered hemorrhagic shock from massive internal bleeding after the surgery, resulting in permanent injury to her spinal cord and T10 paraplegia. The woman is confined to a wheelchair, and will require millions of dollars in care for the rest of her life.
“We are very pleased that we were able to achieve this verdict on behalf of our client,” said Brandon Thompson, a principal in Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.’s Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury groups. “The outstanding work of our team will enable her to receive the best care possible for the rest of her life. We are honored to have had the opportunity to help her receive some comfort after suffering for so long.”