An ex-Marine disabled from a stroke that followed dental surgery at a Veterans Administration Medical Center in Philadelphia has been awarded $17.5 million.
Lawyers for 53-year-old Christopher Ellison say his blood pressure dropped sharply several times while having eight teeth removed in 2007.
A federal judge Wednesday found Dr. Mark Abel negligent in not stopping the surgery.
Ellison suffered a stroke and crashed his car as he drove home alone. He did not get to a hospital in time for post-stroke therapy, which sometimes prevents permanent damage.
Ellison has serious brain damage and needs full-time care at his Bridgeport home.The Source