Passen & Powell 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 periampullary bleed and died. The defense argued this bleed was unrelated to the cholecystectomy.
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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