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Hancock County man award over $1.4 million in civil suit
http://www.thestate.com/mld/sunherald/news/politics/9563209.htm

BILOXI, Miss. - A Hancock County man has been awarded over $1.4 million in damages for injuries he suffered during unnecessary brain surgery.

Surgeon Michael Lowry and radiologist Michael Diaz were accused of causing permanent neurological damage to Charles Connetti.

Connetti and his wife, Carmen, sued the doctors at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport and Charity Hospital in New Orleans in 2001 after Lowry performed brain surgery to remove a 4.5-centimeter cyst. Doctors later learned the cyst was in the brain of another patient, Robert King, who later died.

In Harrison County Circuit Court on Wednesday, a jury held Lowry 45 percent responsible for Connetti's neurological problems. The judgment against Lowry means he owes $810,000 in damages.

Diaz was held 35 percent responsible, which means he owes $630,000 in damages.

The jury found that Memorial Hospital had a 20 percent responsibility, but the hospital settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.

Lowry had acknowledged that he was looking at King's MRI film, but believed it belonged to Connetti. Connetti's lawyer, John Giddens of Jackson, said King's name was on the film 16 times.

"I don't think the verdict is out of line with what we proved," Giddens said. "We feel that we proved ... that he was going to need over $1.1 million just in future care and medical expenses."

Giddens also is representing King's family in a separate lawsuit. That case is expected to go to trial in 2005.

Paul Delcambre, Lowry's lawyer, declined to comment. Pete Bloss, who represents Diaz, said he couldn't comment on information presented at trial.


http://www.washingtontimes.com/functions/print.php?StoryID=20040907 120841 9118r

MISSISSIPPI Man wins malpractice suit BILOXI -- A Mississippi man was awarded more than $1.4 million in damages for injuries suffered during unnecessary brain surgery. Charles Connetti sued the doctors at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport and Charity Hospital in New Orleans in 2001. Surgeon Michael Lowry and radiologist Michael Diaz were accused of causing permanent neurological damage to Mr. Connetti. Dr. Lowry performed the surgery to remove a cyst. The cyst was in the brain of another patient, who later died.

In 2001, I was paralyzed by the negligence of my physician while undergoing routine surgery at a large teaching hospital in Jackson. Once I was released, I hired John D. Giddens Law Firm to represent me in this matter. John and his staff gave my case to their time, ensuring me and my case got the attention we deserved. John got to know me and my case personally, returned my telephone calls promptly, and informed me about the progress of the case daily. He discussed with me my rights and legal options in detail, making sure I understood his advice. John is a creative lawyer, he examined the details and facts of my case and provided me with an analyses of my legal options at each stage. When my case was resolved, John handled the details of the disbursements personally and our relationship did not end there. I continue to seek the advice of John's counsel and consider John my lawyer for life, as well as a good friend.

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