Verdicts Settlements

'Skewered' Nerve Leads To $904,000 Jury Verdict

The Connecticut Law Tribune

biCarolyn Costello v. Neurological Associates/i:/b Glastonbury homemaker Carolyn Costello was hoping to get relief from leg and back pain on her left side when she agreed to a spinal fusion procedure in 2002. Dr. Bruce Chozik recommended the treatment. But, according to Costello's lawyer, another doctor assisted in the surgery and installed a bone screw that was supposed to secure a plate to stabilize a portion of the woman's spine. Instead, said bPaul T. Edwards/b of bStratton Faxon/b in New Haven, the screw "skewered" a spinal nerve.

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