MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal jury in Minnesota has awarded a college student more than $111 million in damages after concluding negligent care of his injured leg following surgery led to a permanent disability.
The jury verdict this week, which could be one of the state’s largest personal injury awards, is the result of a 2019 lawsuit brought by 25-year-old Anuj Thapa against St. Cloud Orthopedic Associates in Sartell.
Thapa had surgery for a broken leg at CentraCare’s St. Cloud Hospital in 2017. He was left with a condition that occurs when excess pressure builds in a muscle group. According to trial testimony, Thapa has had at least a dozen surgeries on his leg since then and has disabling, permanent damage.