Despite the fact a drug allergy was documented on the patient’s medical
chart, the defendant administered Scopolamine, which is similar in molecular
structure and in the same class of drugs as the one to which the patient
was allergic.

“Not only that,” says
Christopher Mellino, “they were completely caught off-guard when [the patient] went
into anaphylactic shock. The
anesthesia doctor wasn’t even in the room when she stopped breathing.”

According to the complaint filed in the court of Common Pleas in Cuyahoga
County, the mother of two “has experienced permanent and substantial
physical and emotional pain and suffering, disability, was in a coma for
several weeks, and has and will undergo extensive medical care and treatment.”

The jury found that the defendant was negligent and returned a $3 million verdict.