BALTIMORE, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White attorneys Andrew G. Slutkin and Jamison G. White settled a medical malpractice case for $5 million on behalf of the surviving family of a 48 year-old man who died of an undiagnosed pulmonary embolism following routine ankle surgery. The settlement is believed to be the largest settlement ever in Maryland in a case involving pulmonary embolism.
In the lawsuit, the family alleged that at a routine post-surgical follow-up visit, the man complained of cast tightness and shortness of breath, two classic warning signs of a blood clot in the legs that can break off and become a blood clot in the lungs (a pulmonary embolism), to three of the facility's health care providers, including the surgeon who performed the ankle repair surgery. Despite these clear warning signs, the health care providers dismissed his concerns and sent him home.
Less than 72 hours later, the man collapsed and died. An autopsy subsequently revealed the man died from a massive pulmonary embolism.
About Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White's Civil Litigation and Catastrophic Medical Practice Division
Andrew G. Slutkin and Jamison G. White are experienced trial lawyers who concentrate their practice in complex civil litigation primarily representing plaintiffs in catastrophic injury matters, such as complex medical malpractice cases, wrongful death cases, product liability cases and cases involving major collisions. They also handle a select number of business litigation matters.
Mr. Slutkin and Mr. White annually obtain million dollar plus settlements and verdicts for their clients. In fact, they have been lead trial counsel in some of the largest multi-million dollar injury verdicts and settlements in the area.
Mr. Slutkin and Mr. White are part of the STSW team, an AV rated law firm by Martindale-Hubbell. STSW, a full-service law firm, is widely regarded as one of the premier litigation firms in the mid-Atlantic region. They have achieved extraordinary success for their clients across Maryland and throughout the United States. For more information about the depth and breadth of their services, please visit www.mdattorney.com.
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