A Colorado jury has awarded $2.eight million to a 66-year-old man who grew to become completely paralyzed after medical workers at Pueblo’s Parkview Medical Heart failed to acknowledge a spinal harm when he got here to the emergency room for remedy, the person’s legal professional says.
The emergency division staff was negligent in its remedy of Samuel Chifalo following a fall on Feb. 11, 2016, during which the person struck his face on furnishings and sought hospital care, in accordance with an announcement by Denver attorneys David Woodruff and Henry Miniter.
The award was one of many largest jury verdicts in Pueblo County historical past, the attorneys mentioned.
A message searching for remark in regards to the jury determination with Parkview Medical Heart was not instantly returned Monday.
If handled promptly with neurosurgery, Chifalo’s spinal harm might have been reversed, however he was discharged from the hospital with out workers recognizing the harm, the attorneys mentioned.
“This case, like all medical malpractice instances, was extremely unhappy as a result of Mr. Chifalo won’t ever absolutely get well what he misplaced,” Woodruff mentioned within the assertion.
The choice got here after a nine-day jury trial concerning occasions at Parkview Medical Heart on Feb. 11, 2016. Woodruff offered proof in Pueblo County District Courtroom that Chifalo, who was 63 on the time, suffered harm to his spinal wire when he fell and struck his face on furnishings.