Maryland woman awarded damages for spinal cord injury

Posted on May 19, 2010

A woman who was left a paraplegic following a surgery for blocked arteries was awarded $3.5 million in damages.

The Maryland woman, Victoria Little, suffered severe blood loss and injury to her spinal cord, leaving her unable to walk during a surgery in 2007.

Little's lawyers claim that the surgeons, Dr. Roger E. Schneider and Dr. Mark D. Gonze used an improper grafting technique to clear Little's arteries. The suit was filed against both the surgeons and their business, Vascular Surgery Associates.

The jury awarded Little $1.3 million in noneconomic damages, $2 million for future medical bills and over $200,000 for past medical bills.

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