$3.79 Million Award in Wrongful Death Claim

Bailey & Glasser represented a U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant in a wrongful death claim surrounding the death of his wife, who died from an overwhelming sepsis from infection just 4 days after undergoing cosmetic surgery.  The defendants included a cosmetic surgery facility located in Ada County, Idaho.  Claims asserted were that the instruments and equipment used were improperly sterilized leading to infection, sepsis and death in the patient who was only 27 at the time of her death.  After a 3 week trial, the jury deliberated 7 hours ultimately returning a verdict for the plaintiff.  The verdict found that not only were the defendants negligent, but reckless in their care.  The jury awarded the plaintiff 3.79 million in damages.