Sommers Schwartz attorney Richard Groffsky secured a $590,000 settlement on behalf of a 30-year-old woman who died after developing serious complications after undergoing brain surgery.
According to the wrongful death lawsuit, the decedent was diagnosed with venous sinus stenosis and suffered from severe headaches, dizziness, and vision loss. Doctors determined that she needed a bilateral transverse sinus stent placement to relieve her worsening symptoms. Although the first stent procedure was successful, significant complications arose during the second stent procedure, causing the decedent to develop bleeding, brainstem infarction, and cerebellar hematoma. These complications ultimately caused her death.
The plaintiff alleged that the defendant neurosurgeon should have refrained from planning and performing a bilateral transverse sinus stent placement because a unilateral transverse sinus stent would have been safer, and sufficient. Additionally, the plaintiff claimed that the defendant should have ended the second stent procedure once difficulties arose, which would have prevented the development and worsening of significant medical complications, ultimately resulting in the decedent’s death.
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