Doctors operated on the wrong patient — and now a jury has awarded $21 million to the family of an 81-year-old Belleville woman who died following brain surgery at Oakwood Hospital.

Attorney Geoffrey Fieger told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Chrystal Knight that, although the family of Bimla Nayyar won the suit in Wayne County Circuit Court, he plans to ask the state to look into this as a criminal case.

“In my 37 years of law practice I have never seen a more terrible, horrific case — what they did to a poor woman — and then lied about it,” Fieger said.

According to Fieger, Nayyar was hospitalized at Oakwood in January of 2012 for problems relating to a dislocation of her jaw — or TMJ.

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