Surgical Injury Lawsuits

  • $5,157,000 Wrongful Death-Verdict (Illinois): A woman underwent abdominal surgery, including a small bowel resection. As can happen with such a surgery, the bowel was injured. In addition, an artery to the intestine was cut. The surgeon failed to recognize these problems and the woman died.
  • $1,600,000 Wrongful Death-Pretrial Settlement (Illinois): A woman underwent surgery to have nasal polyps removed. During the surgery a surgical instrument entered the cranial cavity, damaging an intracranial blood vessel. As a result, she suffered a subarachnoid bleed. She was unresponsive after the surgery at which point the injury was identified. She was transferred to a hospital after the procedure where she died from complications of the bleed.
  • $1,200,000 Wrongful Death-Pretrial Settlement (Illinois): Procedures like colonoscopies and endoscopies are routine and usually very safe. However, in colonoscopies, for example, a perforation (hole) can occur in the colon. When that happens, fecal matter (which is full of bacteria) can leak into the gut and cause severe infections. Consequently, medical providers must be diligent in monitoring for any signs of a perforation so it can be quickly repaired. The problem was not recognized promptly and the patient, a 75 year old woman, died after much suffering.

If you have suffered a serious surgical injury caused by medical malpractice, or a loved one has been seriously injured or died, we invite you to contact our firm and talk to one of our physician attorneys about whether a lawsuit would protect your best interests.

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If you or a loved one are a victim of an injury, and you wonder if doctor or hospital error may have been one of the causes, you may have a medical malpractice claim. The qualified Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, have successfully litigated thousands of injury claims and obtained substantial awards for victims of medical malpractice in the Greater Chicago area. We have board-certified physicians and medically-trained attorneys ready to review your claim and help you or your loved one seek justice.

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