$1,000,000 Settlement for Negligently Performed Sinus Surgery
- Date: Fall 2009
- Attorney: Carol L. Forte
- Settlement: $1,000,000
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Surgery Malpractice, Sinus Surgery, Hemorrhaging, Brain Injury, Nerve Injury
Carol Forte represented a 62-year-old woman who underwent sinus surgery at a New Jersey Hospital. During the procedure, the surgeon who was an otolaryngologist (also known as an ENT), perforated the patient’s sinus cavity, damaging the carotid artery and causing bleeding into the brain. The injury to the artery required emergency surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. The pressure exerted by the blood collection caused permanent injuries to multiple nerves which control the patient’s eye, mouth and facial muscle movement and sensation. The case was settled for the full extent of the insurance coverage available.