Our lawyers concluded a medical negligence wrongful death case for $1.19 million on behalf of the family of a 44-year-old husband and father who died after undergoing heart surgery. The patient had presented to the defendant hospital following an abnormal stress echocardiogram and an episode of cardiac arrhythmia. His physicians performed coronary artery bypass grafting on four coronary vessels.
The decedent developed an aortic dissection intraoperatively that resulted in multiorgan failure and his death. The plaintiffs contended that the aortic dissection was caused by an experimental catheter that was being tested by the defendant medical device company in clinical trials at the defendant hospital.