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Sun May 26, 2019, 05:52 AM

Pueblo jury awards $2.8M to paralyzed man

A Pueblo jury recently found in favor of a man who was left paralyzed after receiving medical care at Parkview Medical Center and awarded the man about $2.8 million.

The jury’s decision came after a nine-day trial regarding events at Parkview on Feb. 11, 2016, according to a news release issued by the Denver law firm of the attorneys who tried the case, David S. Woodruff and Henry Miniter.

During the trial, which concluded Friday, evidence was presented in Pueblo District Court that the emergency department team at Parkview was negligent in their treatment of Samuel Chifalo, who was 63 at the time, when he arrived there following a fall.

Chifalo suffered an injury to his spinal cord when he fell and struck his face on furniture.

Read more: https://www.chieftain.com/news/20190521/pueblo-jury-awards-28m-to-paralyzed-man

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