A Superior Court jury awarded a former truck driver $4 M, concluding that negligence by his orthopedic surgeon caused him mental and physical suffering.
Robert T. Baird Jr., of Providence, filed a medical malpractice suit against Dr. Kenneth J. Morrissey in 2002, alleging the Cranston doctor’s negligence. Morrissey denied the complaints.
The jury awarded Baird $1.5 million for physical pain, $1.5 million for mental suffering, $500,000 for disfigurement and $500,000 for lost wages, according to David Morowitz, Baird’s lawyer.
Baird worked as a truck driver for The Providence Journal from 1981 until he began experiencing extreme pain in his right arm in 1999. He went to Morrissey, who operated to improve his movement and in the process removed a benign tumor.
Within weeks, Baird’s right hand began hurting, changing color and temperature and sweating, Morowitz said. Another doctor diagnosed him as having Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, a chronic neurological disorder that causes severe pain.
That doctor, Manuel DaSilva, operated and discovered that another nerve had been sliced.
Baird’s hand since has seized into a claw and he remains in continuous pain, Morowitz said. In addition, he’s become addicted to painkillers and relies on valium to fall asleep each night.
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