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Defense Verdict in a Bariatric Surgery Case Involving Serious Postoperative Complications

January 29, 2015

Senior Partner Bruce G. Habian obtained a defense verdict in New York County where plaintiff claimed improper surgery performed in a patient with serious co-morbidities including rheumatoid arthritis. The steroid medication to control the arthritis compromised the postoperative result. Long-term open abdominal wounds, depicted by dramatic photographs and multiple revision operations were presented to the jury. Partner Michael A. Sonkin conducted extensive pre-trial discovery of non-party physician witnesses.

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