VICTORY FOR PLAINTIFF IN SURGICAL MALPRACTICE SUIT
May 14, 2010
By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun
A 53-year-old Harford County woman won a $3.5 million medical malpractice verdict on Thursday against two surgeons and their business, Vascular Surgery Associates.
Victoria Little underwent surgery for blocked arteries in 2007, with disastrous results, according to her Baltimore attorneys. She filed a lawsuit in Harford County Circuit Court in 2008. And Thursday, after nine hours of deliberation, a civil jury held two doctors responsible for Little’s injuries: Dr. Roger E. Schneider, chairman of Upper Chesapeake Health System, and his partner, Dr. Mark D. Gonze.
Little’s lawyers, James Cardea and Scott Kurlander, claim that the doctors used an improper grafting technique. They say that led to blood loss and various injuries, including damage to Little’s spinal cord, which left Little paraplegic and unable to walk.
Now, I know $3.5 sounds like alot of money, but if there were an ad in the paper for:
Do you think there would be many applications? I don’t.
Glad for the plaintiff however, that at least the jury felt she deserved some compensation.