Jury awards $135M in medical malpractice case

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DETROIT — A Wayne County jury has awarded $135 million for a botched spinal surgery on a 10-year-old girl.

Geoffrey Fieger announced the verdict this week, saying hardware caused pain and further injury for Faith DeGrand of Wyandotte.

He said DeGrand, now 17, has permanent loss of bowel and bladder control and other problems.

DeGrand was a patient at the Children's Hospital of Michigan at Detroit Medical Center, known as DMC. DMC hasn't commented.

Fieger said that the hospital claimed the girl's health was adversely affected by a blood clot.

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