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Jury Orders Cleveland Clinic to Pay $7.6 Million to Woman Who Was Paralyzed After Surgery

A Cuyahoga County jury Tuesday ordered the Cleveland Clinic to pay $7.6 million to a Gates Mills woman who was paralyzed after a back surgery.

The jury handed up the decision to Common Pleas Judge Emily Hagan following a two-week trial involving medical malpractice claims. In a statement, the Clinic said it respected the jury’s decision, “but we do not agree with the outcome and are evaluating our options.”

In documents, attorneys for Laurie Hance said she went to the Clinic for back issues. Dr. Iain Kalfas performed surgery on her Oct. 3, 2018, when she was 68. Her attorneys said in court records that the surgery caused paralysis from the waist down.

Read the source article at cleveland.com

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