Surgical error causes massive internal bleeding and permanent nerve damage to patient.
A 40-year-old man underwent cardiac catheterization through the femoral artery. Unknowingly, the doctor pierced the artery and, throughout the night, the nursing staff was calling the doctor at home reporting various signs and symptoms of internal bleeding. The doctor took no action.
In the morning, a nurse reported the problem to the department head, who ordered a CT Scan which showed massive internal bleeding. Because the hematoma was permitted to grow to such a large size, it placed pressure on a nerve, which caused permanent nerve damage to the patient’s leg.
The physician had an insurance policy of $1 million dollars and the attorneys at Kolsby Gordon successfully obtained the entire amount for their client.