Result: $5 Million Verdict: Anesthesia Caused Paralysis

A Norfolk jury returned a verdict for $5 million in the case of a 16 year old who suffered a dangerous drop in blood pressure during pectus excavatum surgery to correct a sunken chest deformity. As a result of the blood pressure drop, the plaintiff suffered an ischemic injury to his spinal cord which caused paralysis of the lower limbs and neurogenic bowel and bladder.