Confidential Settlement – Claims of Professional Negligence – Claim of $1 Million ++

Plaintiff, a 68 year old woman with myriad health issues, claimed both General Negligence and Medical Malpractice.  Plaintiff underwent a repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm after which she was diagnosed an intraperitoneal abscess and retained foreign object (lap sponge).  The foreign object was removed via a subsequent surgery.  Ms. Haskins was able to negotiate the dismissal of the General Negligence cause of action as well as that of a resident who was involved in the subject surgery early on in the litigation.  After identifying and working with plaintiff’s counsel to substantially reduce a Medi-Cal lien, the matter was informally negotiated amongst counsel and resolved on behalf of the hospital defendant.  The matter continued as to the physician defendants.

January 2021