$540,000 Settlement for Preoperative, Surgical and Postoperative Negligence

Partner David Fried represented the estate and family of a diabetic man with a cardiac history. The man, in his 60s, required podiatry surgery. His cardiologist specified that he couldn’t undergo a long procedure or general anesthesia, and should not be taken off of his blood thinners. The decedent’s surgeons performed surgery which took 6-7 hours to complete. Postoperatively the decedent hemorrhaged and died. Despite the inability to make a significant lost wage claim in this case (the decedent was not gainfully employed), David was able to settle this claim for $540,000.