Failure to Timely Diagnose and Treat Peritonitis Following Outpatient Colonoscopic Polypectomy Leading to Sepsis and Death

Verdict Amount: $1,900,000.00
Verdict Date: 12/2008
Attorneys: Howard D. Mishkind

Description of Case: 57-year-old retired Plaintiff had outpatient colonoscopy. 10 hours after procedure, patient called Defendant complaining of bloating and pain. Defendant did not advise emergency treatment. Patient arrested at home due to sepsis caused by perforation of the colon. Survived by wife and 3 adult children.

Court: Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court

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