Local Woman Awarded $17 Million
According to the Lansing State Journal, a jury has awarded $17 million to a Holt woman who lost a leg and became a paraplegic after undergoing outpatient surgery at Sparrow Hospital.
In March 2015, Kathleen Bashore walked into the hospital for a routine outpatient procedure to improve blood flow in her legs and relieve leg cramping she experienced when walking long distances.
When she got out of the hospital six months later, one of her legs had been amputated and she was paralyzed from the waist down.
She was 70 when she went into the hospital, has since undergone 35 surgeries and requires permanent around the clock care.
A jury in Ingham County Circuit Court delivered its verdict Nov. 6 following a trial that began Nov. 6 following a trial that began on Oct. 21.
The jury awarded Bashore a total of $17 million, including about $7.1 million for past economic and non economic damages and more.