Brain Injury During Cardiac Pacemaker Surgery

Settlement Amount: $2,100,000.00
Settlement Date: 11/2005
Attorney: Howard D. Mishkind

Description of Case: 16-year-old patient with congenital heart condition. During procedure to repair a defective lead in his pacemaker, he suffered a tear of the superior vena cava and developed cardiac tamponade and a cardiac arrest. There was a delay in resuscitation resulting in brain injury.
Court: Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court

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