Surgical Error During Aortic Valve Replacement Resulting in a Stroke and Need for Cardiac Transplant


Amount: $1,500,000.00
Attorney: Howard D. Mishkind

Description of Case: Medical malpractice action brought on behalf of male patient that presented with a history of progressive aortic stenosis and shortness of breath.  During attempted aortic valve replacement, patient suffered a cardiac arrest and a stroke.  Due to the injury, he suffered irreversible damage to his heart requiring a cardiac transplant.  Defense asserted that the complication was not due to any act of negligence and was an unforeseen complication of the surgery and that they saved the patient’s life.

Court: Ohio