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Man Paralyzed Following Operation Sues St. Charles Health System

A lawsuit has been filed against St. Charles Health System by a LaPine man paralyzed following complications from brain surgery. Jackie Dale Yeley filed the 43.5 million dollar lawsuit Thursday in Deschutes County Circuit Court. The lawsuit alleges medical malpractice and also names Bend-based surgery provider Northwest Brain and Spine. During surgery performed by Dr. Kent Yundt, Yeley suffered a tear of the dura, the fibrous membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The tear was repaired but  Yeley’s condition worsened and the next day he complained of severe pain. Following two emergency procedures Yeley was left without sensation in his lower extremities or the use of his legs.

 

 

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