$9.7 million verdict for medical malpractice. This was a case on behalf of a man who suffered a severe pelvic injury while donating bone marrow. The jury awarded this amount after a one-week trial against the two hematologist-oncologists who performed the operation. The verdict was later reduced by the trial judge to $1.4 million, based on the judge’s finding that the jury award was so high that it shocked the judicial conscience. The case then settled for an undisclosed amount.
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