A Will County, Ill., jury entered a $1,066,000 verdict against an orthopedic surgeon, David Burt, M.D. Virginia Faletti, 82, underwent endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery on her right wrist at Edward Hospital. The surgery was done to relieve pressure on the median nerve because of crowding within the carpal tunnel of the wrist.
Dr. Burt, however, cut the median nerve during the surgery. After the procedure, Faletti felt pain and numbness in the right hand and wrist,… [read post