$600,000 Settlement for Nasal Surgery Mistake
A woman undergoing nasal surgery for chronic sinus infections almost bled to death when the otolaryngologist (ear, nose & throat specialist) performing the surgery nicked her carotid artery resulting in massive bleeding. The patient was emergently sent by ambulance to another hospital where emergency surgery was done to stop the bleeding and multiple blood transfusions were required. Evidence was presented indicating that the doctor violated the standard of care in cutting the carotid artery during that procedure. Unfortunately, as a result of the loss of blood, the patient suffered a brain injury causing ongoing cognitive difficulties and headaches. Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney was able to settle the case for $600,000.