A Mosinee man was awarded over 10 million dollars in damages last week for injuries he suffered from a faulty hospital procedure. Half of the award was for Larry Schultz’s pain and suffering.
Schultz was a nuclear pharmacist who had been diagnosed with multiple scolerosis. He sought treatment at St. Luke’s Medical Center in 2006. A drug was supposed to be injected into his spine which would relieve the spasticity caused by the illness. A medical resident injected Baclofen to reduce the effects of the disease as well as Reno-60 to trace the Baclofen. However, the Reno-60 was labeled not to be used as an intrathecal injection, meaning not to be injected into the spine.
Injuries from the mistake included severe spasiticity, neurological damage, and seizures. In addition, it resulted in the fracture of three vertebrae and his hips, an extremely painful condition which required surgery the use of a wheelchair.
Schultz was represented by Daniel Rottier. If you have been injured, please contact the a Stevens Point Personal Injury Lawyer at the law offices of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 715-345-0004 today.