From experience, Berkowitz and Hanna LLC knows that surgical mistakes can have long-lasting consequences. In the legal field, these cases fall under the umbrella of medical malpractice. Here is a case involving surgical mistakes in a North Carolina civil trial against a surgeon.
As explained in The Times News, the case was based on an emergency appendectomy the surgeon did on the plaintiff on Christmas Day 2009. Then the plaintiff had to have a second appendectomy the following May because she developed another case of appendicitis. A portion of the plaintiff’s appendix still had remained intact following the first appendectomy. She was also pregnant at the time of the additional procedure, which resulted in the premature birth of her daughter, who allegedly developed disabilities resulting from her birth. The jury found in favor of the plaintiff and will soon determine the amount monetary damages.
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Note: Berkowitz and Hanna LLC did not represent any of the parties in this case.
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