Woman awarded $56 million for botched spinal surgery that left her quadriplegic after doctors covered up their life-threatening mistake

A New York woman and her family have been awarded $56 million after surgeons performing one of the most common surgeries to fix back pain lost a piece of bone in her spinal sheath, misdiagnosed their own mistake, and left her quadriplegic.

In 2009, Patricia Jones went under the knife at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, New York, to get rid of her back and nerve pain at 56, so that she wouldn’t be limited by her body.

But 24 hours after the surgery, she was unable to feel or move any of her limbs.

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