$4,000,000 – Medical Malpractice Settlement
A 40-year-old mother of three was admitted to a hospital for a routine urological surgery. Post-surgery, she was given an epidural for the pain. Overnight, her blood pressure dropped, causing her to become hypovolemic. An order for a blood transfusion was given, but there was a substantial delay by the nurses in transferring the blood. The next morning, a neurological examination revealed that the woman was paralyzed from the chest down. With a permanent total disability to a woman barely in her forties, the case settled for more than $4,000,000.