$4.5 Million Med-Mal Verdict

Croff v. Roberts and Aspen Spine and Neurosurgery et al., Multnomah County Case No. 15CV17095

Plaintiff Croff underwent L5-S1 decompressive laminectomy and discectomy surgery with Defendant Roberts and Aspen Spine and Neurosurgery.  He alleged that the surgery was negligently performed when Roberts failed to remove several protruding discs, failed to decompress the spine, fractured the spinous process at L4, left a piece of fractured bone near a nerve root, and failed to diagnose or treat a post-operative wound infection.  He claimed that the negligently-performed surgery resulted in permanent nerve damage and cauda equine syndrome.  Croff sought $93,808.55 for past medical expenses and $3.5 Million for non-economic damages.  Croff’s wife sought $1 Million for loss of consortium.

Roberts denied that the surgery was negligently performed and claimed that Croff was responsible for some or all of his own damages when he failed to report his symptoms after surgery in a timely manner.

Plaintiff’s Counsel – David Miller

Defense Counsel – John Pollino

Verdict – $4,593,808.55

Date –August 2, 2017

August 16, 2017

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