$5 Million Settlement Awarded to Medical Malpractice Victim
In 2015, a woman who received back surgery at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital was left permanently injured. She pursued a medical malpractice claim in court, and now she’s finally received a court order for her rightful judgment. She’s been awarded a $5 million settlement.
Resident of NJ Receives $5 Million Settlement After Medical Malpractice Incident
The injured victim, 42-year-old Jaime Doglio, received the surgery in 2015. She reported approaching staff at the hospital about consistent back pain and bilateral numbness. Ultimately, she was recommended for a laminectomy, which is spinal decompression surgery.
After undergoing the procedure, Doglio reports she awoke paralyzed from her mid-back down to her toes. After researching what happened, she learned the devastating truth that her doctor had failed to remove some Gelfoam dressing before closing her surgical incisions. In addition, her providers failed to install drains to help drain bodily fluids and blood after the operation. Upon waking up numb, she was immediately rushed back to the operating table where drains were placed. Despite the doctor’s efforts, the damage had already been done.
After researching her options, the victim hired a legal attorney from Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. She and her lawyers learned that her doctor was an employee of the state at the time of her operation. Ultimately, that means the state was responsible for the error.
According to the victim and her lawyers, Doglio’s status as both a wife and mother were greatly impacted by her disability. She will likely never fully physically recover, but she has regained some feeling.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys in New Jersey
If you’re considering pursuing a medical malpractice claim, then you need to expect some resistance from the responsible party. In most cases, it’s necessary to hire your own expert medical witnesses who can testify about the standard of care in comparison to the care you received.
The medical malpractice attorneys at Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. are prepared to help you navigate these challenges, as well as others, throughout your claim. Here are a few other practice areas our firm focuses on:
Together, our firm works diligently to uphold the rights of citizens throughout New Jersey.
Contact A Medical Malpractice Attorney for a Consultation About Your Medical Malpractice Case in New Jersey
Were you or a loved one injured due to medical malpractice in New Jersey? Then you need to talk to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible for guidance on how to proceed. The Edison medical malpractice attorneys at Lombardi & Lombardi, P.A are prepared to assist you with your legal claim. We represent victims of negligent surgeons, doctors, nurses, and pharmacists throughout New Jersey, including Edison, Brick, Freehold, and Point Pleasant. Call us today at 732-564-7165 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation. Our main office is located at 1862 Oak Tree Road, Edison, NJ 08820, and we also have offices in Brick, Freehold and Point Pleasant, NJ.
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Verdicts & Settlements Disclaimer: These verdicts and settlements are actual cases. More details are available from the firm. Each case is different. The facts, the law, the age of the injured person, the severity of the injury, the makeup of the jury, the rulings of the judge, are some of the factors that make each case different. The cases listed here are not a guarantee that if you have a similar claim, you will get a similar verdict or settlement. Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.