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Large Massachusets Verdict for Breast Surgery

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According to wire reports from the Boston Globe a jury has just awarded a woman $3.5 million for a failed breast reduction surgery. Apparently the woman lost both breasts to a failed blood supply after the surgeon failed to check to see how a prior breast reduction therapy had been performed many years ago.

“I think the jury recognized the effect of the trauma and the emotional injury,” said William Thompson , a Boston-based laywer representing Vincent.

This verdict would, of course, be impossible in Virginia. Virginia’s medical malpractice act caps verdicts, depending on the year of the malpractice, at between $1.5 million and $1.8 million.