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$950,000 Settlement for Perforated Bowel During Surgery Leading to Wrongful Death

William O. Crutchlow, Esq. of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP with offices in Edison and Toms River, New Jersey recently settled a Wrongful Death case arising from a perforated bowel that occurred during surgery for $950,000. Our client was a woman in her fifties when she underwent surgery to remove her gall bladder. The surgeon caused a hole in her bowel which went undetected at surgery and for several days thereafter. By the time the problem was diagnosed, bowel content leaking into the abdominal cavity had caused massive infection. Our client underwent several more surgeries, including the placement of a colostomy, and endured many months of wound care and antibiotic therapy in her effort to cure her condition. Unfortunately, these efforts were not successful, and she died from her injuries. Mr. Crutchlow worked on behalf of the woman’s estate which represented her husband and two teenage sons. Mr. Crutchlow worked with experts in General Surgery and Economics in the prosecution of this case.