$1.2 million Verdict Victoria and Steve Stamper v. Michael Draznik, M.D. Hamilton County, Ohio
Mrs. Stamper had her bowel perforated by Dr. Draznik during open abdominal surgery to remove scar tissue and a portion of her fallopian tube that was inadvertently left in during a previous surgery performed by Dr. Draznik. By the time the perforation was diagnosed after a four day delay, Mrs. Stamper was septic and had developed acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and permanent lung damage. After a two week trial and three days of deliberations, a Hamilton County jury found in favor of the Stampers and awarded them $1.2 million, including $425,000 for Steve Stamper’s loss of consortium.