Scott v. CCMC Faculty Practice Plan
The plaintiff brought the present case forward seeking damages from the defendant for injuries sustained during spinal surgery as a result of the defendant’s alleged negligence. The plaintiff alleged the defendant of medical malpractice following a spinal surgery which rendered the plaintiff paralyzed from the waist down. The plaintiff initially underwent surgery to ease chronic severe neuropathic pain. Prior to surgery, the plaintiff’s chronic pain caused him to become bedridden, gain roughly 100 pounds, become unable to walk, experience severe anxiety and depression, and develop a dependency on pain killers. The plaintiff was considered to be “totally and permanently disabled.” The defendant, a neurosurgeon, recommended a spinal surgery as a last resort to ease the plaintiff’s pain. The surgery caused the plaintiff to become paralyzed from the waist down and failed to alleviate the plaintiff’s chronic pain.