Passen Law Group represented the estate of a man who suffered a bile duct injury caused by the general surgeon’s negligence during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal surgery), resulting in the need for a corrective stenting procedure by a gastroenterologist. Weeks later, the man developed a periampulary bleed, and died. The defense argued this bleed was unrelated to the cholecystectomy.
The defendant surgeon made no offer to settle the case. Accordingly, we took the case to trial and presented a persuasive case of surgical negligence. Below is one of the exhibits we used during trial to explain the surgical error:
Fortunately, a unanimous 12-person jury found that the surgeon was, in fact, negligent during the laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The jury returned a verdict in favor of our clients resulting in a $1 million recovery for the family.
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