Surgery Malpractice Lawsuit Results in Jury Verdict of $3.5 Million

A Maryland woman who sued two doctors for a botched surgery intended to repair blocked arteries. The surgery malpractice left the woman a paraplegic. Dr. Roger E. Schneider and Dr. Mark D. Gonze were sued by Victoria Little in 2008 after the 2007 surgery. The lawsuit alleged that the doctors failed to comply with accepted medical standards of care and used an inappropriate grafting technique in the surgery to repair her arteries.
Last week, a jury found for Ms. Little and awarded her $1.3 million in noneconomic damages, $2 million for future medical expenses, and $200,000 for past medical expenses. The doctors’ attorneys said they plan to appeal the verdict.