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Surgical Mishap – Botched Brain Surgery Results in Wrongful Death

A Confidential Settlement was Reached

Mrs. C had suffered a progressive loss of vision over a relatively short period of time. She went to see a neurosurgeon, who determined that her symptoms likely were the result of a tumor located above the pituitary gland at the base of her brain. The neurosurgeon recommended a complicated operation to remove the tumor.

During the operation, the neurosurgeon attempted to place a surgical instrument in an area near the tumor. The instrument became stuck to healthy tissue in Mrs. C’s brain and, when it was withdrawn, it damaged a blood vessel that supplied blood to the brain. As a result of the surgical mishap, Mrs. C lost a lot of blood during the operation, which ultimately led to a massive stroke. She never regained consciousness, and rapidly progressed to brain death after the operation.

The Eisen Law Firm retained one of the top neurosurgery experts in the country to review the medical records. According to the expert, the defendant-neurosurgeon used an approach that limited her visualization of the surgical field, which is what caused her surgical instrument to get stuck to healthy brain tissue. A confidential settlement was reached shortly before trial.