$1,500,000: Nurse Negligence Leads to Wrongful Death of Teacher Following Lower Back Surgery
September 24, 2015
CASE DESCRIPTION: Decedent died due to bleeding after low back surgery. He sustained a retroperitoneal hemorrhage, left side from diaphragm to pelvis and an estimated blood loss greater than 1000 cc’s. The bleed was due to a small puncture of a vessel at the time of the surgery. The nurses failed to call the surgeon despite patient experiencing unusual thigh pain and tell-tale signs of bleeding post-surgery, such as an increased pulse but a decreased blood pressure.
FINAL RESULT: 1.5 million settlement at mediation
TYPE OF CASE: Medical Malpractice/Wrongful death
DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: 12/5/13
DECEDENT’S AGE: 47
DECEDENT’S OCCUPATION: Teacher
Richard A. Cohn, Esq.
3 MacArthur Place, Suite 800
Santa Ana, CA 92707