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Syracuse Medical Malpractice Jury Finds Against Syracuse Doctor For Medical Mistake Causing Paralysis

A Syracuse jury has awarded a Cortland man $10,000,000.00 for injuries arising out of a 2004 medical mistake. According to the Post-Standard, a Cortland man presented to Crouse Hospital in 2004 for surgery on his spine. Approximately one week later, the man returned to the hospital with complaints of back pain. The neurosurgeon failed to diagnose the man as suffering from a cerebral spinal fluid leak that was secondary to a tear.

Eventually, the man developed meningitis and became septic. When corrective surgery was finally performed, the man aspirated and went into a coma. He came out of the coma, but developed multi-system organ failure which resulted in a condition that left him largely paralyzed from the waist down.

The neurosurgeon was found 100% responsible. The Syracuse jury did not find Crouse Hospital negligent.

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