A medical malpractice lawsuit was filed against Rhode Island Hospital and Dr. William Feng. The plaintiff claimed that he suffered a brain injury during open heart surgery at the hospital in 1998. The jury agreed that the doctor and hospital were liable and awarded the man $2 Million.
His lawyer says Barrett’s brain damage erased some memories of his children, affected his ability to form new memories and impaired his ability to communicate.
The plaintiff’s attorney claimed that low amounts of oxygen caused the brain damage. The hospital is planning on appealing the verdict. Their only comment was that the patient received excellent care.