Rarely would we advocate larger settlements to most lawsuits. The typically astronomical sums go well beyond the quantifiable damage inflicted and lean heavily on punitive damages. However, when a portion of a German man’s skull “went bad” during an operation on his brain due to a fridge on the fritz, he was awarded 3,000 euros. That’s right, about $4,000 for the following cock-up…
Doctors removed the top of the man’s head and put it in cold storage while they operated on his brain, the court in the western city of Koblenz said Tuesday.
Because the refrigerator was defective, the section of skull was not kept cool enough and could not be reattached. Doctors replaced the bone with a plastic prosthesis.
The best part?
“The experts consulted by the court concluded the new skull roof was better than the original,” a court spokesman said.
We were about to compile a list of things apparently worth more than the superior aspect of this man’s cranium, but we’re sure you get the picture…well ok, so there’s no picture…but you can click through for the whole article from Reuters.