A Bronx man who suffered injuries because of a negligently performed aorto-iliac bypass graft surgery has been helped by a New York medical malpractice lawyer. The problem began when the man sought treatment for arteriosclerosis. Ultimately, the problem was severe enough that surgery was required, and the defendant performed aorto-iliac bypass graft surgery. As a result of the surgery, however, the man developed a condition known as “trash feet,” which is caused when particles of plaque become lodged in the small arteries of the feet. In turn, this condition lead to the man’s feet becoming gangrenous, which required the amputation of part or his right foot and four toes on his left foot.
The man then brought an action against the surgeon, claiming that the surgeon, in performing the procedure, departed from accepted medical practice because he clamped the abdominal aorta first, and the iliac arteries second. A New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer An expert testified that the order of the clamping should have been reversed, and that the order chosen by the surgeon caused loosened plaque particles to travel through the bloodstream and down to the feet, where the plaque lodged in the small arteries of the feet and caused the trash feet. The surgeon claimed that his order of clamping was within the range of accepted medical malpractice, but the jury disagreed. Ultimately, the man was awarded $100,000 for lost earnings, and $500,000 for pain and suffering.
The firm of Stephen Bilkis & Associates and its New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers with convenient locations in the New York Metropolitan Area, including Mott Haven, New York, can be of invaluable assistance to you if you find yourself a victim of medical malpractice. Enduring pain, disfigurement and financial anguish without professional representation is not the path you should choose.