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Landmark Case 15 Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Settlement: $600,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall
Facts: On July 10, 2004, a 27-year-old morbidly obese woman underwent her second gastric bypass surgery at a major metropolitan hospital in Philadelphia and died as a result of respiratory distress, which the hospital staff failed to properly treat by failing to have appropriate medical providers monitor the Plaintiff after she was removed from the ventilator following surgery. The Defendant-hospital settled after a lawsuit was filed by Cooper & Schall, P.C.