$700,000 Verdict for Second Surgery Lawsuit in Massachusetts

2017 Medical Malpractice Verdict

Surgeon’s mistake in cutting bile duct during gallbladder removal at Good Samaritan Hospital

April 18, 2017 — Brockton Superior Court

Lubin & Meyer PC is pleased to report that attorney Adam Satin won a plaintiff's verdict in a medical malpractice case in Brockton, Massachusetts. The jury awarded $700,000 (without interest) to our client for a transected bile duct during gallbladder removal surgery, resulting in a second surgery and prolonged recovery.

The jury deliberated for approximately 4 hours. The defense argued that a transected bile duct was a risk of the procedure, especially in light of the degree of inflammation and infection found intra-operatively.

There was no settlement offer.


Update: See the trial report for this verdict: Botched Gallbladder Surgery.


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