Miami Beach woman awarded $38 million for botched spinal surgery

Miami Herald, March 18, 2009

A Miami Beach woman left bedridden and in excruciating pain following spinal surgery in 2003 at Mount Sinai Medical Center was awarded $38 million by a Miami-Dade Circuit Court jury. The jury found that neurosurgeon Mario Nanes, Mount Sinai, and the hospital's pharmacy management firm caused Amanda Slavin's debilitating injuries. Mount Sinai settled before the case went to trial, so it's not on the hook to pay any part of the award. The hospital's pharmacy management firm at the time, McKesson Medication Management, vowed to appeal the decision. Nanes has been sued nine times by patients previously.


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