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Jury Finds for Plaintiff Against Local Spine Doctor
HAMILTON COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) -- The verdict is in for what's expected to be the first of multiple trials for a local spine surgeon accused of performing unnecessary surgeries.
A jury found for the plaintiff, Crystal Pierce, in the civil case. She was awarded 540,000 dollars. The Green Township woman sued the doctor saying a surgery he performed made her back problem worse.
Durrani was not in court for the trial. Federal prosecutors say he fled the country last month.
Jury has returned to deliberations for punitive damages. He also faces federal charges of medicare fraud.