Jury awards $7.7 million medical malpractice award to injured neurosurgeon

March 24, 2014 | Crandall & Pera Law
Jury awards $7.7 million medical malpractice award to injured neurosurgeon

Crandall & Pera Law Attorney Steve Crandall recently won a significant victory for his client, Dr. Xiao Di and his wife Nan Qiao, in a medical malpractice case against the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and ophthalmologist Dr. Andrew Esposito.

On March 20, after just one day of deliberations, a Cuyahoga County jury found in favor of Dr. Di, a neurosurgeon formally employed by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and awarded him $7.7 million.

Back on Feb. 12, 2010, Dr. Di was performing surgery when he injured his left eye. Subsequent to that work-related injury, he underwent surgery to have his eye repaired. During that procedure, a hole was torn in Dr. Di’s iris and his left pupil was destroyed due to the negligent actions of Dr. Esposito and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation medical team.

As a result of these injuries, Dr. Di is no longer able to operate as a neurosurgeon. After a 2 ½ week trial, the jury awarded $7.7 million for the doctor’s pain and suffering, loss of consortium and to replace prior and future lost wages. The case was heard by retired Cuyahoga County Judge Patrick Kelly.

Unfortunately for Dr. Di, his time in court may not be over. He is also party to an employment case against the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, challenging his termination.

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