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November 2018: Defense Verdict in Bowel Perforation Following a Robotic-Assisted Hysterectomy

November 15, 2018

Senior Trial Partner Jeff Lawton, assisted by associate Michael Bastone, obtained a defense verdict in Supreme Court, New York County. The case involved an 87-year-old woman who alleged that our client Hospital and surgeon failed to timely diagnose a bowel perforation following a robotic-assisted hysterectomy. It was claimed that this led to sepsis and ultimately death. The defense was able to establish that the patient was clinically stable in the immediate postoperative period. It was established that the defendants timely initiated treatment when the patient developed abdominal distention, pain, fever and hypotension. The jury returned a defense verdict in less than an hour.

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