She lost her damn legs. It’s the least they can do.
Mom Who Lost Legs After Botched Operation Awarded Millions
It’s great she was awarded $62 million, but she has a long road to repairing her life.
According to NY Daily News:
A Brooklyn mom who lost both legs and most of her hearing after a botched gynecological procedure at a Long Island hospital was awarded $62 million in damages Friday.
It was vindication for 34-year-old Stacey Galette, who had gone to Winthrop University Hospital for laparoscopic removal of an ectopic pregnancy — and wound up a cripple.
“I’m just happy justice was served,” said the woman, who uses a wheelchair. “I’m not able to walk.”
The jury — after three days of deliberation — awarded Galette $20 million for past pain and suffering, $38 million for future pain and suffering, and another $4 million with interest for medical expenses.
“We knew mistakes had been made,” said juror Miriam Beyer, 37, of Greenpoint. “Our main issue was who’s responsible and how much money do you put on the loss of enjoyment of life, on the loss of a limb.”
Her life has been changed forever because of one person’s careless mistake. SMH.
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