INJURIES paraparesis Plaintiff remained at defendant hospital until his discharge in May 1995. He was confined to a nursing home for the following year.

Plaintiff claimed that the spinal-cord compression caused significant paraparesis of his lower extremities, and that he is confined to a wheelchair. He asked the jury to award $10 million. Plaintiff’ wife, who cares for him, claimed loss of services.

RESULT The jury found that defendant did not depart from the standard of care by not performing a wound culture. It also found that defendant did not depart from the standard of care by failing to timely obtain the lateral chest X-ray, CAT scan and gallium scan. It further found that defendant did not depart from the standard of neurologic care.