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Woman Awarded $36 Million Palm Beach County Medical Malpractice Verdict for Botched Medical Procedure

A Florida jury has awarded Kathleen Ramey a $36 million West Palm Beach medical malpractice verdict against former pain management physician Andrew Weiss. Ramey sought treatment from Weiss in September 2000 after she was injured in a car accident. To treat the plaintiff, Weiss penetrated her spinal cord with an epidural and injected an anesthetic and a steroid. Unfortunately, he botched her treatment and Ramey’s spinal cord sustained tissue damage and she became partially paralyzed. She also lost the use of her right hand. Ramey’s Florida medical malpractice attorney says that the 52-year-old woman was left with a degenerative condition, which continues to grow worse, and that she only leaves the house when visiting the doctor. Weiss is in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of illegally distributing oxycodone. Reasons why a patient might decide to sue a doctor providing pain management for Florida medical malpractice: • Botched medical procedures • Wrong diagnosis • Failure to properly monitor patients for signs of addiction • Failure to abide by rules for prescription refills • Medication errors • Failure to check for drug allergies • Failure to find out if the patient is taking other medications • Failure to find out about preexisting medical conditions • Failure to monitor patient’s vitals Doctors, dentists, anesthesiologists, nurses, surgeons, obstetricians, gynecologists, dermatologists, podiatrists, optometrists, orthodontists, and other medical professionals are supposed to provide you with the proper medical care, not make your condition or injury worse or cause you to sustain a more serious health complications as a result of poor medical care. You may have grounds for filing a Miami medical malpractice complaint. Deerfield woman awarded $36 million malpractice verdict, Sun-Sentinel, May 7, 2010 Related Web Resources: Medical Malpractice, Nolo Pain Management, MedicineNet.com

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