Colorado jury awards $2.8M to paralyzed man after hospital failed to recognize spinal injury

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Samuel Chifalo was awarded $2.8 million by a jury after staff at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo., failed to recognize his spinal injury during an emergency room visit, reports The Denver Post.

Mr. Chifalo's attorneys claim he sought care at Parkview Medical Center's ER after a fall in 2016. He was discharged without being diagnosed or treated for his spinal injury. Mr. Chifalo is now paralyzed, according to the report.

The jury rendered a decision after a nine-day trial.

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