$2,000,000 Settlement for Negligent Hospital Administration and Surgical Malpractice
- Date: Winter 2005
- Settlement: $2,000,000
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Hospital Administration Negligence
The firm has successfully settled the claims of a surviving husband and four children that negligent administrative supervision and oversight by a hospital of an oncological gynecology surgeon allowed him to practice after he should have been suspended for multiple prior problems, and, that such failure led to the death of their 52 year-old wife/mother during surgery. The claim was also settled against the estate of the surgeon, who later died from unrelated causes for an additional confidential amount.
The claim currently continues against another hospital which previously employed the same surgeon, and, failed to disclose even earlier similar problems with the same surgeon to his subsequent employers, and, instead, gave him a positive letter of recommendation.