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Medical Malpractice Suits Brings $37M Award

This is a settlement for the Medical Malpractice lawsuit.

Palm Beach County, FL: A woman who was permanently injured as a result of receiving steroid injections directly into her spinal cord has been awarded nearly $37 million.

In 2000, Kathleen Ramey, 42 years old at the time, was seeing Dr. Andrew D. Weiss for chronic neck pain resulting from a car accident. The treatment, steroid injections, resulted in a fluid-filled cavity in her spinal cord. Consequently, she has a crippled arm, walks with a limp, and has weakness in her legs. It is expected that eventually she'll be unable to walk.

Dr. Weiss is currently serving a 12-year sentence in federal prison for illegal distribution of oxycodone. Weiss' medical license was revoked, but he faced no criminal charges. Weiss declared personal bankruptcy shortly after treating Ramey.

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Published on Jun-17-10


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