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Aneurysm Case Results

Significant seven-figure recovery — A husband and father from Altoona died as a result of a delay in treating an abdominal aortic aneurysm. An aneurysm is an abnormal weakening in the wall of the blood vessel. If the aneurysm grows, it needs to be treated, otherwise it will rupture. This gentleman's aneurysm was not watched closely enough and, as a result, it went on to rupture and cause his death. He should have been referred for surgery long before the rupture occurred. We obtained a significant seven-figure recovery on behalf of his widow and children as a result of a medical malpractice and wrongful death claim filed against the cardiologist.

Large six-figure settlement — A retired man from Pittsburgh entered a Monroeville hospital for bowel surgery. When his belly was opened to repair the bowel, the surgeon should have also seen that he had an aortic aneurysm in the same area that was in need of immediate repair. However, the surgeon never saw the aneurysm. Three days later, the man suffered a ruptured aneurysm and bled to death. We successfully proved that the doctor should have seen the aneurysm during the original surgery, and if he had repaired it, it never would have ruptured and the patient would be alive today. A large six-figure settlement was obtained for the patient's widow after the filing of a medical malpractice case.

Significant six-figure recovery — A retired man from Crawford County was taken to a hospital in Meadville with signs of a ruptured aortic aneurysm. An echocardiogram was done that showed the aneurysm, but the doctor who read the echo did not see that. As a result, the aneurysm was not repaired and the gentleman bled to death within 24 hours. If the echocardiogram had been read properly, the aneurysm could have been repaired. After we filed a medical malpractice claim, a significant six-figure recovery was obtained on behalf of this man's widow.

 

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