Our NY personal injury law firm is proud to announce that Allan Zelikovic obtained a $1 million settlement for a delivery driver killed in Manhattan.
This medical malpractice/wrongful death case involved a 51-year-old delivery driver who presented to Wyckoff Heights Hospital with chest pain. He was examined in the emergency room and determined to be suffering from a myocardial infarction (heart attack) and atherosclerosis. A decision was made to transfer the patient to another hospital equipped to perform coronary angiography and place percutaneous coronary artery stents to re-open the coronary arteries thereby restoring the blood flow to the heart.
The doctor ruptured the patient’s left circumflex and obtuse marginal coronary arteries during coronary artery stent placement and despite evidence of blood leaking into the pericardial sac, the doctor completed the procedure and discharged the patient to the recovery room where he suffered another heart attack
During the stenting procedure one of the patient’s coronary arteries was perforated. Despite evidence of blood leaking into the pericardial sac, the procedure was completed, and the patient discharged to the recovery room. In the recovery room it was noticed that the patient was suffering from another heart attack, this time of pulseless electrical activity, and despite efforts to save him the patient bled out internally and died. On autopsy it was determined that the doctors had ruptured the patient’s left circumflex and obtuse marginal coronary arteries during coronary artery stent placement. Because the patient never regained consciousness the claim for pain and suffering could not be sustained.
Case settled for $1 million
The NY Personal Injury Law Firm of Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf brought a lawsuit on behalf of the worker’s estate against the hospital and two interventional cardiologists involved in the procedure.
Following the plaintiff’s deposition, the case was settled for $1,000,000.