$680,000 Settlement After Parsippany Lawyer Dies from Ruptured Aneurysm
- Date: Fall 1995
- Attorney: John Blume
- Settlement: $680,000
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Emergency Room Negligence, Failure to Diagnose & Treat, Aortic Aneurysm, Wrongful Death
A 61-year-old man was admitted to the emergency room at St. Barnabas Hospital in 1991. Physicians mistakenly thought he had a gall bladder problem and failed to diagnose an aortic aneurysm.
Proper tests could have detected the aneurysm and would have permitted life-saving surgery to be performed. However, by the time a proper diagnosis was made, the man’s aneurysm had burst and he bled to death. Blume Goldfaden principal John Blume represented the man’s sole survivor, an adult son.