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Court: Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
Plaintiff's Counsel: David M. Paris
Patient Receives $950,000 After Doctor’s Negligence Leads to Toxic Shock
Plaintiff had surgical repair of shoulder fracture with bone graft. Defendant breached standard of care by misprescribing antibiotic (prophylactically) after surgery four times a day for ten days. This suppressed the clinical signs of the infection at the donor site at the first post-op visit. Five days later, Plaintiff called Defendant at 3 a.m., complaining of fever, chills, nausea, and vomiting, and was told it was probably the flu. Plaintiff sustained toxic shock resulting in amputation of eight fingers and both legs below the knee.