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Supreme Court Upholds Injured Worker's $2 Million Award for Doctor's Negligence

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 135 | 0 | 89 min read

The Supreme Judicial Court of Maine upheld a worker’s jury award of $2 million for a doctor’s negligence in treating his wrist injury. Case: Nason v. Pruchnic, No. Pen-18-10, 03/12/2019, published. Facts: In July 2013, Robbie Nason fractured the scaphoid bone of his right wrist while at work. He received treatment from Dr. Timothy Pruchnic, a hand surgeon employed at Eastern Maine Medical Center. Pruchnic performed a surgical implantation of a compression screw in Nason's scaphoid bone in September 2013. Throughout the next few months, Pruchnic completed several imaging stu...

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