The jury returned the verdict around 6:35 p.m., for Buddy and Geneva Hackney for $4, 617,612.99 after an eight-day trial in Pike Circuit Court, with Judge Steven Combs presiding.
It was a medical malpractice case against the Pikeville urologist Swofford for an operation her performed on Buddy Hackney on April 20, 2007 and subsequent treatment, Hackney’s attorney Truman Chafin reported.
Hackney suffered permanent personal injuries as a result of the medical procedure, and the jury, after almost three hours of deliberations,returned a verdict for Hackney in the sum of $3,750,000 and $117,612.99 for medical expenses, Chafin said. The jury re-turned a verdict for Geneva Hackney for$750,000.
The Hackneys live at Hatfield, Ky. Buddy Hack-ney is a coal miner and Geneva, his wife, worked at Belfry High School.