Nepali student receives $111 million compensation in USA

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Kathmandu: A court in Minnesota, USA, has awarded a Nepali student more than USD 111 million in damages after determining that improper care of his wounded leg after surgery resulted in a lifelong handicap.

The judgment was reached in response to a complaint filed by Anuj Thapa, 25, against St. Cloud Orthopedic Associates, according to Insurance Journal.

Thapa’s left leg was fractured in a pickup soccer game at St. Cloud University in January 2017. He was sent to CentraCare’s St. Cloud Hospital for surgery.

Thapa suffered unmanageable agony, numbness, burning, and muscular difficulties the next morning, according to the lawsuit. He was released later that day, only to return six days later with severe pain, according to the Star Tribune.

Surgery was conducted again, and it was revealed that Thapa had a medical condition that arises when excess pressure builds up in a group of muscles.

According to trial testimony, Thapa has had at least a dozen surgeries on his leg and has been left with disabling and permanent damage.