Tricia Dold, 37, underwent surgery at Toledo Hospital to fix a degenerated disk in her neck on January 16, 2007. Now, more than a year later, Mrs. Dold is still suffering from shakiness, numbness, pain, and memory lapses that her lawsuit claims were related to the misconduct of surgeon Dr. Joseph Yazdi, who admitted dropping a surgical instrument on Dold’s open spinal cord for a “nanosecond.”
The lawsuit also names Toledo Hospital as a defendant, claiming it failed to warn Mrs. Dold and her family about accusations that Dr. Yazdi had anger management issues and was fighting to stop the hospital from suspending his clinical privileges at the time of the surgery.
Mrs. Dold is seeking $5 million in damages.
When a doctor betrays the trust of a patient by failing to adhere to standards of reasonable and responsible conduct, the effects are devastating. If you have been wronged by a careless or negligent doctor, an Appleton personal injury lawyer can help you file a medical malpractice suit to recover damages. Call the Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® law firm at 800-472-9334 today.