Negligent recommendation to our client for an unnecessary triple bypass heart surgery.
A cardiologist advised a hospital administrative assistant to undergo bypass surgery for a blockage that he found after performing a diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedure. As a result, she suffered scarring and residual pain in her chest and in her leg, where the vein was removed. A catheterization ordered by a different cardiologist after the surgery showed that the bypassed arteries were in fact clear. We sought recovery for damages resulting from medical negligence including pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. Our strategic approach argued that the victim had a history of catheter-induced spasms that could look like a blockage and an intravascular ultrasound would have determined whether or not the blockage existed. (Attorney Greg Noble handled the case.)