Virginia: Medical Malpractice – a Lawyer’s Amputations

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On January 28, 2018, after 2-week trial, a jury awarded $109,000,000.00 to a 2010 multiple-amputee medical malpractice victim against the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Lisa Marie Carter suffered amputations of both her arms below the elbow, of both her legs below her knees, and half of her abdomen due to infections from a botched routine non-invasive out-patient procedure for her ovarian cyst. The offending surgeon, Dr. Larry Glazerman, nearly severed her small intestine yet closed her without visualizing and correcting the iatrogenic injury. That substandard treatment and care permanently relegated her to being a quadriplegic in a wheelchair in a nursing home, who requires help with all of her basic activities of daily living (“ADLs”). Suit was filed 2 years after the medical malpractice, and jury trial was 6 years after that.