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Botched spinal surgery leads to $4.8 million payout


The estate of a deceased neurosurgeon who botched a spinal fusion, then caused further damage during revision surgery, has been ordered to pay almost five million dollars in damages to his patient. Perth neurosurgeon Dr Emil Popovic first saw 55-year-old Barry Espinos in October 2010, recommending spinal fusion to L5/S1 with dynamic stabilisation at L4 ...

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