Connecticut Man Awarded $4.2M for Medical Malpractice Claim

A Connecticut man has been awarded $4.2 million as compensation for a surgery he says caused him to lose the use of his shoulder.

A New Haven jury on Wednesday decided that 58-year-old Gregory Leigh, of Wallingford, should be awarded that amount after a nearly three-week trial.

Leigh in 2011 sued his doctor, Daniel Schwartz, and MidState Medical Group in Meriden after undergoing a surgical procedure in 2008 to remove a mass in his neck.

The lawsuit says the 58-year-old suffered permanent nerve damage that causes pain in his left shoulder. It says he has not been able to work or use his left arm for physical activity.

It was determined that the mass could have been treated by antibiotics.

Schwartz and his attorney couldn’t be reached for comment.