Plaintiff claimed a screw misplaced by 1 millimeter during surgery led to severe pain.
In a recent legal battle, Dr. David Boarini, an Iowa neurosurgeon, was exonerated from a $27 million malpractice claim. The case revolved around a surgical procedure performed in 2019, where the plaintiff alleged a misplaced screw led to chronic pain and disability. The defense successfully argued that the plaintiff’s symptoms were unrelated to the surgery, leading to a favorable ruling for Dr. Boarini.
- Dr. Boarini’s defense argued that the plaintiff’s pain was unrelated to the surgery, citing her history of back pain and other diagnoses.
- The jury ruled in favor of Dr. Boarini after a two-week trial and 4 hours of deliberation.
- Plaintiff lost her job and now uses a walker due to disabling leg pain.
- The second neurosurgeon who performed revision surgery was unwilling to testify.
- Dr. Boarini’s team demonstrated that the risk of removing the screw outweighed any benefit.
- The case underscores the importance of maintaining detailed medical records and understanding patient history, as these factors played a crucial role in Dr. Boarini’s defense.