Medical Malpractice Surgical Errors

Pittsburgh Surgical Error Attorney

Surgical Malpractice – improper biopsy-hemorrhage and Wrongful Death

Significant seven figure settlement for surviving Elk County husband and children of 50 year old woman who underwent a paracentesis procedure (abdominal puncture with needle) in order to obtain abdominal fluid for laboratory culture analysis. The procedure resulted in a perforation to the spleen and massive hemorrhage that resulted in death.

Surgical Error During Gall Bladder Removal – Wrongful Death

High six figure settlement in Allegheny County for the family of a 63 year old man who died after a surgeon negligently perforated the patient’s small bowel during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery). The surgeon also failed to recognize and repair the injury which led to massive infection and death. The settlement helped to provide for the future financial security of the deceased’s wife and children.

Surgical Error and Failure to Diagnose Gall Bladder Duct Injury – Wrongful Death

High six figure trial settlement for the family of a 75 year old Allegheny County man where the surgeon, during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery), cut the common bile duct, ultimately leading to multi-system organ failure causing death.

Surgical Error – Gallbladder Duct Injury

Mid-six figure settlement in a medical malpractice claim for a 40 year old Allegheny County woman where surgeon during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery) negligently cut the common bile duct and caused permanent digestive injuries. The settlement helped to pay for the woman’s lost wages.

Surgical Error – Failure to Diagnose Infection

$405,000.00 judgment on Blair County jury verdict in medical malpractice case where an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat physician) caused-and then failed to recognize–a perforation (hole) to the back of the patient’s throat during a tonsillectomy. The patient developed an infection in the throat that rapidly descended into the chest requiring emergency chest surgery to clear out the infection and leading to an extended period of disability. The damages awarded were for pain and suffering only.