Jury Awards $18.5 million for Medical Malpractice ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Jury Awards $18.5 million for Medical Malpractice

25-year-old Anton Weck was permanently paralyzed from the waist down as a consequence of a mistake in the preparation of a drug administered at Saint PeterĂ¢€™s University Hospital in New Brunswick. Weck had been receiving chemotherapy for 3 years for leukemia and was receiving his final does that day when pharmacist, Eun Mi Jhun, prepared the contaminated medication responsible for the paralysis. A Superior court jury awarded Weck $18.5 million, including $17.5 million for pain and suffering and $500,000 for lost wages.

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