New York readers may have heard about a 52-year-old man who checked into Nyack Hospital for a routine MRI, only to suffer a serious infection that required further hospitalization and left the man with debilitating injuries to his hip. After a three-week trial, a jury in Rockland County has awarded the man $2.3 million in damages.
The man claimed the infection began when he received a routine injection prior to undergoing an MRI. He came back a few days later for a test, but doctors allegedly didn't realize that the man was suffering from a serious and painful bacterial infection that damaged his bones. Two days after being released, the man was rushed back to Nyack Hospital at 5 a.m. for treatment of the infection. Unfortunately, the damage had already been done. The man, who made his living as a construction worker, may never be able to work again. In addition, a lot of the leisure activities he used to enjoy are now painful ordeals.