Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death Large Confidential Settlement
Attorney(s) for Plaintiff:
Emerson Straw PL
SEVEN FIGURE CONFIDENTIAL GLOBAL GROSS SETTLEMENT – MEDICAL MALPRACTICE – CARDIAC CATH LAB MALPRACTICE – HEART PROCEDURE AND WRONGFUL DEATH
Tampa Bay Area, FL
This action involved allegations of medical malpractice by the spouse of a man in his fifties (Plaintiff-victim), a husband and father, against a cardiologist, medical group and healthcare facility where a man underwent a questionable heart procedure in the cath lab. The procedure caused the Plaintiff-victim to suffer respiratory distress and he sadly died hours later. He left behind a grieving spouse and adult children.
The Plaintiff-victim’s spouse believed that the doctor negligently punctured the Plaintiff’s heart during the procedure causing uncontrollable bleeding into the heart’s sac – ultimately causing it to stop. The defendants denied wrongdoing.
The Plaintiff-victim had suffered from heart disease and was following periodically with a cardiology group. Even though the man’s condition had not significantly changed, after an office visit, a doctor called him and told him that he needed a procedure to remove fluid from his heart.
Approximately thirty minutes after the procedure in the cath lab, the man suffered respiratory distress and was transferred to the ICU. Unfortunately, another procedure attempting to remove blood from the man’s heart was unsuccessful and the man could not be saved.
The defendants desperately claimed the man’s overall health condition had more to do with his death than an incident during the procedure that caused injury to the heart leading to uncontrolled bleeding. A prior law firm declined the case reportedly because it could not figure out what happened to cause the Plaintiff-victim’s death.