Negligent Spinal Surgery Case
Sam Sangounchitte was left brain-damaged after surgery to insert steel rods into his spine, which migrated into his brain. Partners Nancy La Vista and David C. Prather provided evidence that the neurosurgeon should have not been allowed to perform the surgery as he lacked the training or experience to properly perform it. The jury awarded $11.5 million, which the Medical Center appealed. The Fourth District upheld almost the entire verdict.