$1,300,000 Settlement – Surgical Error
A settlement was reached on behalf of the family of a 69-year-old who underwent colon resection surgery on June 22, 2015 during which he sustained a colon perforation that went unidentified and untreated. He developed an abscess, sepsis, and other complications that caused his death on July 4, 2015. Allegedly, the defendants inappropriately recommended the surgery when the patient had comorbidities that rendered him an unsuitable candidate. He is survived by his wife and two adult daughters.