$9.8M for hairdresser made paraplegic

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In October a woman was awarded what possibly is the largest medical malpractice verdict in Fayette Co., Ky., according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. Latricia Satterwhite underwent heart surgery to repair a mitral valve in 2006. The cannula to the blood pump was allegedly misplaced, causing brain and spinal cord damage. A $9.8 million verdict was returned. About $4.5 million was awarded for pain and suffering and about $4.4 million for future medical bills.

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