Failure to Timely Treat Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm


Settlement Amount: $400,000.00
Settlement Date: 09/2007
Attorney: Howard D. Mishkind

Description of Case: 68-year-old with a complaint of lower abdominal pain radiating to his right groin was noted by CT scan to have a large aneurysm. Despite continued abdominal discomfort requiring periodic morphine; however, his vital signs remained stable. Prior to the planned repair, patient arrested and died. Theory of liability was failure to intervene on an emergent basis to repair.

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