$5.75 million to a 57 year old single woman with terminal lung cancer against a teaching hospital. She was admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of lung cancer and had her right lung surgically removed. While in the hospital, an epidural catheter was placed in the plaintiff’s back for administrative narcotic pain medication. In the ensuing 12 hours, the hospital gave the patient heparin and lovenox, both anticoagulants, and toradol resulting in permanent paralysis from the chest down. Her life expectancy at the time of the settlement was 1-2 years. The case was resolved at mediation within one year of filing the lawsuit.