JEFFERSON, N.C., March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The case arose from care provided at Ashe County Memorial Hospital by a Watauga County spine surgeon several years ago. Wilmington-area medical malpractice and nursing home neglect law firm Daniel Pleasant Holoman LLP represented Mr. Ballou, 67, who suffered complications in February 2014 after spine surgery. Mr. Ballou alleged his excruciating complications went untreated for days despite numerous calls to the surgeon's office, an approximate 7-hour stay in Ashe County Memorial's emergency department, and the spine surgeon's further delays in surgical intervention after Mr. Ballou was transferred to Watauga Medical Center. He alleged that the delay in diagnosing and treating the complication, a well-known condition called spinal epidural hematoma, resulted in compression on his spinal cord, and ultimately led to permanent spinal cord injury. He was unable to return to work as a result of his injuries.
Trial lawyers Thomas Pleasant and Justin Holoman of Daniel Pleasant Holoman LLP tried the case on behalf of the Ballous. Daniel Pleasant Holoman LLP partner Butler Daniel litigated the case pre-trial for the Ballous.
After an almost two-week trial which ended on December 13, 2019, Mr. Ballou was awarded the amount of $816,988.00—$416,988 in economic damages and a further $400,000 in non-economic damages. According to the Clerk of Court's office, this was the largest money damages jury verdict in the history of Ashe County.
Daniel Pleasant Holoman LLP is proud to have been a part in this historic case and is looking forward to continuing the fight for victims of medical malpractice in North Carolina and beyond.
For further information or to comment on this matter, please contact Thomas Pleasant ([email protected]) or Justin Holoman ([email protected]) or contact law firm Daniel Pleasant Holoman LLP at dph-attorneys.com.
SOURCE Daniel Pleasant Holoman LLP