Settled For 7 Figures
The plaintiff was on dialysis for years while waiting for a kidney. Finally, he received the call. Soon after the operation, he began to develop a fever and his stomach became swollen. His creatinine level shot up indicating that the kidney was failing. The doctors went back in and discovered that a surgical sponge had been left behind and had formed an abscess. The infection overwhelmed the kidney and it had to be removed. He had lost his place on the list and was back on dialysis. Because of the effects of the infection, and other factors, he most likely will never be eligible for another transplant. The hospital and surgeon fought the case claiming that the infection did not cause the death of the kidney. We obtained a kidney transplant physician and infectious disease expert who were ready to testify on behalf of the plaintiff. The case settled just before trial for seven figures.