Robbin Smith was given an epidural steroid injection with a drug that her attorneys said was clearly labeled not for use for epidurals.
She was instantly paralyzed from the waist down, they said, and her injuries are permanent.
A Douglas County jury on March 23 awarded Smith and her husband Ed Smith, of Castle Rock, a $14.9 million verdict against The Surgery Center at Lone Tree. It is the second-largest medical negligence verdict in Colorado history, according to Smith's attorneys.
The Surgery Center at Lone Tree is an ambulatory surgery center focused on same-day surgical care.